Psychology and Mental Health News

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11/11/2009
Modern Wars, Modern Ills

The conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq are placing unprecedented pressures on today's soldiers, experts say

11/10/2009
Acceptance of Chronic Illness Helps People Move On

Hoping for recovery may actually prevent happiness, researchers say

11/9/2009
To Feel Better, Low-Fat Diet May Be Best

Comparison of plans finds differences in mood despite similar weight loss

11/8/2009
Good Posture May Inspire Confidence

Straight-back, chest-out position promotes self-assurance, research finds

11/6/2009
New Smells 'Etched' in Brain: Study

Findings might play a role in boosting memories -- or forgetting them, researchers say

11/6/2009
Can a Bad Boss Make You Sick?

Study ties poor supervisors to higher odds for heart attack

11/4/2009
Married With Children Paves Way to Happiness

Satisfaction with life goes up as family size increases, study finds

11/3/2009
Depression May Blur Memory of Aches and Pains

Expert suggests having people write down symptoms as they occur

11/3/2009
Switch to 'Light' Cigarettes Makes Quitting Tougher

Smokers may mistakenly believe they're 'healthier,' researchers say

11/2/2009
Nicotine Patch Plus Lozenge Best for Quitting Smoking

This combo wins out in first head-to-head study of various smoking-cessation aids

11/2/2009
Health Tip: Possible Triggers for Pica

Causes cravings to eat things that aren't food

10/31/2009
Negative Words Register Faster

Subliminal messages makes less of an impact if they are positive, study finds

10/30/2009
Surgery, Illness Not Linked to Mental Decline in Seniors

New findings contradict previous reports of increased risks of dementia

10/30/2009
Scientist Throws Curve Into Breaking-Ball Debate

Contends curveballs are an illusion; ridiculous, says former star major league pitcher

10/30/2009
Health Tip: Managing Your Emotions

Suggestions to help understand and express your feelings

10/29/2009
Psychotherapy Beats Light Treatment for SAD

Study finds it easier, more effective therapy for seasonal affective disorder

10/29/2009
After Age 55, Workplace Stress Seems to Decline

Changing priorities may play a role, but expert urges employers to take heed

10/28/2009
Meditation May Reduce Stress in Breast Cancer Patients

Women report improved emotional and mental health in study

10/27/2009
Phone Counseling for Depression Rings With Promise

Talk sessions plus psychotherapy offer most benefit, study finds

10/27/2009
Depression Often Goes Untreated in Working Moms

Health insurance, employee assistance could help mothers get treatment, researchers say

10/26/2009
Exposure to Holocaust May Have Raised Cancer Risks

Survivors offer clues to the impact of severe physical, psychosocial suffering, researchers say

10/23/2009
Bladder Problems May Often Be Related to Mental Health

Sexual trauma also associated with women's urinary tract symptoms, survey finds

10/17/2009
Post-Traumatic Stress May Raise Death Risks

Veterans with disorder more likely to die within a year of major surgery, study finds

10/16/2009
For a Healthier Retirement, Work a Little

Part-time or temporary work can stave off disease and decline, study finds

10/15/2009
Suicidal Thoughts May Vary by Antidepressant

Men face higher risk when taking nortriptyline than escitalopram, study finds

10/15/2009
Brain Yields Up Clues to Language

Scientists track neural activity as participants utter words

10/15/2009
Green Spaces Boost the Body and the Mind

Study finds measurable health benefits for those with easy access to nature

10/14/2009
If You Want Help From a Chimp, You'll Have to Ask

Animal research sheds light on the evolution of altruism

10/13/2009
Baby Names Prone to Boom-and-Bust Cycles

Parents today favor choices that have recently risen in popularity, study finds

10/7/2009
Study Upends Comfort-Food Theory

Researcher says people more open to change during stressful periods

10/4/2009
Hairstylists Often Privy to Older Clients' Health Issues

Some see chance to steer them towards local elder services, report suggests

9/25/2009
Spanking May Lower Kids' IQs

Experts believe corporal punishment can affect psychological well-being

9/23/2009
After-Effects of Chemotherapy May Include Memory Problems

Lack of concentration, thinking difficulties reported by breast cancer survivors, researchers say

9/14/2009
Combat Exposure Tied to Chronic High Blood Pressure

Battlefield experience linked to hypertension years later, study finds

9/10/2009
Treating Workers' Mental Woes May Boost Productivity

But not treating problems resulted in roughly same outcome, research shows

9/9/2009
Brain Scans Could Help Spot Schizophrenia Earlier

Imaging technology might advance treatment of psychotic disorders, researchers say

9/9/2009
Trauma From Iraq Could Alter Veterans' Brains

Attention, memory in soldiers with PTSD still suffered a year after return from combat, researchers say

9/4/2009
Young Animals May Be Able to Erase Bad Memories

It's not clear humans could do the same, researchers say

9/3/2009
Rewards Are Key to Cooperation

Positive interaction beats punishment when trying to reach a goal, researchers say

9/3/2009
Service Dogs Help Traumatized Veterans Heal

These trained canines alert owners to warning signs of PTSD, experts say

9/2/2009
Scientists Make Sweet Monkey Music

Primates respond to tunes based on their calls

8/27/2009
Gender Gap Exists for Giving, Too

Women more likely than men to help people outside their cultural background, study finds

8/27/2009
How Bad Feelings Can Harm Your Health

Studies show impact of apathy, hopelessness on cardiovascular disease

8/26/2009
For Bilingual Folks, Both Languages Always Present

Overlaps between the two forms of communication may speed comprehension, study finds

8/21/2009
Web-Based Psychotherapy Can Work

Finding could help bring treatment to thousands who need it, experts say

8/17/2009
Worries May Worsen Peripheral Arterial Disease

Distressed 'type D' personality associated with mortality risk, study suggests

8/17/2009
For Short Kids, No Lack of Self-Esteem

Despite some parents' worries, study finds small stature not a problem

8/16/2009
Mimicking Behavior May Help Form Social Bonds

Subtle imitation can have favorable outcomes, monkey study shows

8/14/2009
Kids of Deployed Soldiers Vulnerable to Stress

Study found one-third were at risk for psychosocial problems

8/13/2009
Good News for Elderly: Happiness Keeps Growing

Older adults learn to limit negative influences, studies show