Psychology and Mental Health News

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1/5/2010
Nurse Visitations May Improve Girls' Future Behavior

Those visited in infancy or even pregnancy were less likely to get arrested by 19

1/4/2010
More Toddlers, Young Children Given Antipsychotics

Researchers question the 'worrisome' trend

1/4/2010
Most Depressed Adults Going Without Treatment

Mexican Americans most likely to get no treatment or be undertreated, study finds

12/31/2009
Her Music Eases the End for Dying Patients

Therapist brings songs and comfort to hospice patients and their families

12/30/2009
Placebo Effect Helps Some Psoriasis Patients

Researchers hope to harness mind's reaction to medication

12/24/2009
Gene Mutations Behind Brain Reduction

Variations provide insight into microcephaly, researchers say

12/24/2009
Tylenol May Ease Headaches and Heartaches

Study suggests over-the-counter painkiller relieves psychological pain

12/23/2009
Lithium Beats Valproate for Long-Term Bipolar Therapy

Combined treatment or monotherapy with lithium helps prevent relapse, study finds

12/23/2009
Health Tip: Feeling Grief

Many symptoms are typical

12/21/2009
Facial Symmetry May Be Best Beauty Secret

Average ratio of features seems to be the key to physical attractiveness, study finds

12/20/2009
Be Careful What You Wish For This Holiday Season

Gifts rarely as useful as expected, expert says

12/19/2009
Hoping for a Happy Family Holiday? Here's How

Efforts to understand others can help maintain peace, expert suggests

12/17/2009
Witnesses to Bullying May Suffer Most of All

Students who saw others abused were most likely to report mental distress, study finds

12/16/2009
Pros and Cons of Electronic Medical Records Weighed

Better access to patient information could improve care, but privacy a concern, doctors say

12/14/2009
Half of U.S. Kids With Mental Issues Are Getting Help

Depression and anxiety often go unrecognized, experts say

12/13/2009
Hardship in Childhood May Affect Long-Term Health

Age-related diseases stem from adverse events in first decade of life, study suggests

12/11/2009
Early Treatment of Hearing, Vision Helps in Schizophrenia

Identifying sensory problems before onset of complex disease symptoms benefits patients, study finds

12/11/2009
Casual Sex Doesn't Cause Emotional Damage: Study

No additional risk seen for those in uncommitted relationships

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