Psychology and Mental Health News

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12/10/2009
Bad Behavior as a Kid Linked to Early Death in Men

Troubled boys more likely to die or be disabled by midlife, study finds

12/9/2009
Being Alone and Stressed May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Social isolation combined with stressful situations raised odds of disease in animal study

12/8/2009
Testosterone Gets Bad Rap: Study

The male sex hormone causes status-seeking behavior, but not aggression, researchers say

12/8/2009
Lead Exposure May Affect Mental Health

As levels increase, so does depression, anxiety and panic disorder, study finds

12/7/2009
When Parent Is Deployed, Kids Struggle

The longer the absence, the worse children fare, study finds

12/6/2009
Never Married, Over 40, Well-Adjusted

Research debunks the 'something's wrong with being single' myth

12/4/2009
Online Identities Likely to Match Reality

Social network profile usually conveys true personality, study finds

12/3/2009
Bullies May Intimidate Siblings, Too

Roles of aggressor, victim often play out at school and home, study finds

12/1/2009
Loneliness May Be Catching

Study suggests that 'less affirming,' isolating behaviors jump from friend to friend

12/1/2009
Fear of Anxiety May Lead to Depression

Some become so worried about what might happen that they develop other symptoms, researchers find

11/29/2009
When Accusations Start to Fly, They Multiply

Witnessing someone get blamed for something leads to more self-defensive finger pointing, study finds

11/29/2009
Psychotherapy Can Boost Happiness More Than Money: Study

For well-being, a $1,300 round of treatment equals a $41,000 pay raise, researchers say

11/28/2009
Seniors May Need Help Overcoming Holiday Blues

Experts offer tips to help lift spirits, recognize signs of depression

11/26/2009
Loving Relationships May Help Block Pain

Simply seeing a loved one's photo helps people endure distress, study finds

11/26/2009
Watching the Nail-Biting Big Game Hurts So Good

Fans get a bigger thrill when on an emotional rollercoaster, study finds

11/24/2009
Stifled Anger at Work Doubles Men's Risk for Heart Attack

More open on-the-job interaction might ease the problem, researchers say

11/23/2009
Smoking During Pregnancy, Lead Exposure Raise ADHD Risk in Kids

Study found one more than doubled chances, while both increased risk eightfold

11/20/2009
Using Cell Phones, Internet to Battle Eating Disorders

Online and text messages might be more helpful than therapy for some, researchers suggest

11/19/2009
Parental Monitoring Can Curb Teen Marijuana Use

Those who keep an eye on their kids help stave off unwanted behavior, study says

11/17/2009
Single-Sex Cardiac Rehab Helps Depressed Women

All-female group had better success rates than traditional program, study finds

11/13/2009
Facial Structure May Hold Clues to Aggression

People make judgments based on width-to-height ratio of face, researchers say

11/13/2009
Pot Might Ease PTSD: Study

Synthetic marijuana reduced post-traumatic stress disorder in rats

11/13/2009
Many Kids Feel Threatened in the Classroom

Intimidation often takes place during the school day, survey finds

11/11/2009
Cancer Can Strain Marriages to Breaking Point

But men much more likely to leave than women if spouse is sick, study finds

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