Psychology and Mental Health News

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7/9/2010
For Teenage Girls, Competition Cuts Both Ways: Study

But teens of both sexes win when their goal is self-improvement, researchers suggest

7/7/2010
Brain Changes in MS May Spur Depression

Scans showed shrinkage in areas related to mood, memory, researchers say

7/7/2010
Understanding Back Pain May Improve Management, Study Suggests

Attitudes, beliefs and knowledge appear to influence pain control, study finds

7/6/2010
Mental Health Woes Plague 'Cyberbullies' and Their Victims

Harassment of vulnerable teens via cell phone, Web is a growing problem, experts say

7/2/2010
Effects of Mom's Favoritism May Last Into Adulthood

Perception of unequal treatment hurts all siblings, researchers say

7/2/2010
Prison Games Hint at Psychopathy, Brain Damage: Study

Playing style of diagnosed inmates similar to those with certain type of brain damage, study found

7/2/2010
Love in Her Eyes? You're Likely a He-Man, Study Says

Researchers see evolutionary advantage to sizing up a choice mate fast

7/2/2010
Errands Tomorrow? Sleep May Help You Remember

Good night's shut-eye helps solidify 'prospective memory,' study finds

7/1/2010
Eating Disorders, Addictions Tough to Treat in Teens

What works in adult patients may not help younger people, experts say

7/1/2010
Money Can't Buy You Joy

But study says a higher income tends to improve your satisfaction with life

6/25/2010
Where Do Pets Go When They Dream?

Lab research indicates that they often replay past experiences

6/25/2010
Chronic Pain Often Follows U.S. Soldiers Home: Study

Many return from Iraq, Afghanistan with complex conditions, experts say

6/25/2010
What You Touch May Make You a 'Softie' or Play 'Hard Ball'

In experiments, holding hard, heavy objects tied to tougher attitudes, scientists say

6/25/2010
For Migraine Sufferers, Stigma Adds to Burden

Many onlookers downplay the pain of those battling recurrent headaches, researchers say

6/24/2010
Brand 'Personality' May Affect How Consumers See Themselves

For some, sporting a popular logo improves self-image, research suggests

6/24/2010
Scientists Suggest Links Between Personality, Size of Brain Regions

But openness and intellect didn't correspond to any particular brain structure, researchers found

6/24/2010
Health Tip: Living With Arthritis Pain

A positive outlook often helps

6/23/2010
Study Shows Courage Sparks Certain Parts of Brain

Finding could lead to treatment for fear, researchers say

6/21/2010
Chimps Kill Neighbors to Gain New Territory

A decade of observation of one large community finds they take over land after attack

6/17/2010
Pro-Eating Disorder Sites Abound on the Internet

Online 'thinspiration' is a mouse click away for vulnerable youth, study finds

6/17/2010
Shared Opinions Light Up Brain's 'Reward Center'

Finding your thoughts validated by others brings mental satisfaction, study finds

6/16/2010
Playtime with Parents May Shape Gender Roles

Fathers more assertive, moms more helpful when playing with tots, study shows

6/16/2010
World Cup Matches Might Boost Your Mental Health

Rooting for your favorite team creates sense of connectedness, research shows

6/16/2010
Obesity Can Take Toll on Sex Life

Stigma may lead to fewer sexual encounters, poorer sexual health, study finds

6/15/2010
Study Probes Causes of Anger in Returning U.S. Soldiers

PTSD, combat experience and family history can all play roles, study finds

6/11/2010
Honesty Helps Young Girls Build Better Relationships

Those inclined to speak their mind had less depression, more self-esteem, researcher found

6/11/2010
Biofeedback May Help Combat Stage Fright

Following training, musicians' anxiety decreased and their performance improved, researchers say

6/11/2010
Men May Be More Vulnerable to Roller Coaster Ride of Romance

Study found young males felt ups and downs of relationships more deeply than young women

6/11/2010
Health Tip: Coping With Stress

Steps toward a less-pressured lifestyle

6/11/2010
Preschoolers' Skills Get Boost From Confident Teachers

Emotional support in classroom enhances gains in language, literacy, study finds

6/10/2010
Depression Can Make Pain Worse

Brain imaging shows healthy people who feel sad find pain more unpleasant, researchers say

6/10/2010
Violence on the Rise at U.S. Health Care Centers

Frustration with overburdened health care system may be one cause, experts say

6/8/2010
When Mom Is Abused, Child's Obesity Risk May Rise

Kids exposed to domestic violence were more likely to be obese by age 5, study found

6/8/2010
Stress-Relief Program Helped Those Facing Breast Cancer Twice

Intervention boosted quality of life, longevity after disease returned, study found

6/8/2010
Dating Preferences Often Determined by Strangers

Study found attraction was higher if others viewed person as attractive

6/7/2010
Genetics Linked to Gambling Problems in Both Genders

More research needed to find specific genes, study authors say

6/7/2010
Post-Combat Stress Disrupting Daily Lives of Returning Vets

Nearly 14 percent admit mental problems, which actually increase for Guardsmen over time, study finds

6/7/2010
Secondhand Smoke a Mental Health Hazard?

Study finds association with psychiatric woes, but experts say cause-and-effect isn't proven

6/7/2010
Military Deployment May Affect Kids' Health Care

Children of single parents saw the doctor less frequently, study found

6/7/2010
Kids With Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine

Study shows they might even be better adjusted than kids from traditional families

6/4/2010
Anger Spurs Surprising Changes in the Body

It boosts testosterone and heart rate, but decreases stress hormone levels, researchers find

6/4/2010
Belly-Baring Cheerleaders at Raised Risk of Eating Disorders

Body-image issues more likely when college team uniform reveals midriff, researcher says

6/4/2010
Low IQ Among Males Raises Suicide Risk

They're almost 9 times more likely to try it than highest scorers, study found

6/2/2010
Brain Volume Lost to Anorexia Reversible

Gray matter can rebound after treatment and weight gain, researchers say

6/2/2010
Impulsive Behavior, Drinking Decline in Early Adulthood

Biggest improvement occurs between 18 and 25, researchers say

6/2/2010
Grandpa's Decision-Making Skills May Be Just Fine

Risk aversion isn't inevitable part of aging, researchers find

5/28/2010
Today's College Students More Likely to Lack Empathy

'Generation Me' tends to be self-centered, competitive, U.S. research shows

5/27/2010
Immune System Troubles Could Spark Behavior Woes

Fixing gene connected to immune system cured 'hair-pulling' disorder in mice, study found

5/26/2010
Showing Gratitude for Partner's Generosity Strengthens Bonds

Solid romantic relationships built on mutual appreciation, researchers say

5/25/2010
Germs in Soil Might Give Learning a Boost

Mice exposed to the bacteria got through mazes twice as fast, researchers report