Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

8/13/2009
Facial Expressions Not Universally Understood

Cultural differences in reading emotions may affect communication, study shows

8/12/2009
When It Comes to Casual Sex, Men Aren't So Picky

Women place greater emphasis on good looks, study finds

8/12/2009
Stressed Out College Students Losing Sleep

Worries put them at risk for poor mental and physical health, experts say

8/10/2009
Optimism Good for Heart and Longevity

Less cardiovascular disease, fewer deaths among the cheerful, study finds

8/7/2009
Signs of Depression Noted in Second Graders

Researchers identified early risk factors and patterns of development

8/6/2009
U.S. Spending on Mental Health Care Soaring

Rate of increase now outstrips that for heart disease, cancer, data shows

8/5/2009
Autism May Hinder Ability to Read Body Language

Trouble seems to lie in visual processing, researchers say

8/4/2009
Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors

Researcher suspects mental health issues may lead to unhealthy habits

8/4/2009
Key Factors Define 'Prolonged Grief'

Identification of the disorder will help professionals treat the bereaved, experts say

7/31/2009
After Neuroblastoma, Chronic Problems Often Await

Survivors are found to have more health and social issues years later

7/31/2009
Homelessness Tied to Kids' Mental Health

Doctors should be on the alert for problems, expert warns

7/30/2009
Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends

Study shows they're at increased risk of psychological distress years later

7/28/2009
Older Diabetics Should Avoid Dementia Meds

Combo linked to higher risk for hyperglycemia hospitalization in study

7/28/2009
Gloomy Days Dim Cognitive Powers of the Depressed

Study found thinking skills suffered when skies were overcast

7/27/2009
Marriage Ends, Health Declines

Study links divorce and widowhood to poorer health

7/19/2009
Depression Poses Pregnancy Risks

Condition, which affects mom and baby alike, may be more common than many think

7/13/2009
Cats Purrfect at Getting Needs Met, Study Shows

'Cry embedded in a purr' exploits human psyche, researchers say

7/10/2009
Stillbirth Not an Issue for Next-Born

No increased psychological risk for subsequent child: study

7/10/2009
Savoring Happy Moments Helps Build Emotional Strength

Cultivating positive emotions can help ward off stress and depression, study says

7/9/2009
Study Asserts Need for New Treatments for Delirium

Research and therapies are lacking for common condition, expert says

7/8/2009
7/3/2009
On Memory, Older Americans Outsmart the English

Education, income and health care may explain results, study says

7/1/2009
Anti-Smoking Drugs Get FDA 'Black-Box' Warning

Reports link Chantix and Zyban to risk of psychiatric side effects, including suicidal thoughts

7/1/2009
Your Surroundings Mirror Your Beliefs

People find safety in those who think the same way, research contends

6/28/2009
The Psychology of Celebrity Worship

Since antiquity, people have been fascinated with larger-than-life characters like Michael Jackson, experts say

6/23/2009
Schizophrenia Linked to Higher Risk of Dying From Cancer

Study finds lung and breast cancer rates especially elevated

6/19/2009
Vets Who Repress Traumatic Memories May Not Be Worse Off

New study finds they fared as well as those who unearthed the pain

6/18/2009
Surging Internet Use Cutting Into Family Time

Rise of Facebook, Twitter coincides with 30% drop in hours spent together, report finds

6/16/2009
Have a Purpose in Life? You Might Live Longer

Longevity joins physical, psychological health as potential benefits

6/15/2009
Stars Spotlight Personal Triumphs Over Stuttering

Luminaries from politics, Hollywood and Wall Street show the condition can be overcome

6/11/2009
FDA Panel OKs Newer Antipsychotics for Children

Seroquel, Zyprexa and Geodon have been linked to certain health risks, experts note

6/10/2009
If Mom or Dad Is Depressed, Kids Need Help Too

Coordinated assessment and care for all family members is warranted: report