Psychology and Mental Health News

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5/19/2009
Substance Abuse Raises Crime Risk in Schizophrenics

Those who don't use alcohol, drugs much less likely to be violent, study finds

5/19/2009
Depression Hits 1 in 13 American Adults

And a third never get treatment, new government study finds

5/18/2009
Love Hormone May Ease Discussion of Painful Topics

Study suggests oxytocin may help couples in therapy better deal with conflicts

5/14/2009
Psychiatric Drugs Might Raise Cardiac Death Risk

But other medical factors could also be at play, researchers note

5/13/2009
Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment

Lack of insurance often reason why, government report suggests

5/11/2009
Small Drug Promo Items May Influence Young Doctors

Exposure to brand-name pads, pens and the like bears closer monitoring, study suggests

5/11/2009
Health Tip: Prevent Burnout

Suggestions to help ward off stress

5/8/2009
Bullying Seems to Affect Kids Years Later

Study finds psychotic symptoms in preteens who'd been tormented

5/8/2009
Seniors Who Volunteer May Live Longer

Altruistic activities could cut the death risk in half, study finds

5/8/2009
After Job Loss, People Report More Health Issues

Society should consider ways to mitigate the effects, experts say

5/7/2009
Seniors Cope With Sleep Loss Better Than Young Adults

But those who unintentionally doze off in daytime should see a doctor, study concludes

5/6/2009
Maternal Depression Has Negative Effect on Infants' Sleep

But study suggests disturbances reversible with behavioral, environmental changes

5/6/2009
Less Education May Mean Poorer Health

High school dropouts more than twice as prone to illness as college grads, study finds

5/5/2009
Program Helps Homeless Cut Use of Emergency Services

Housing, treatment for chronically ill reduce need for hospital care, study finds

5/5/2009
Fad Baby Names Tend to Fizzle Fast

Monikers seem to get staying power from slow growth in popularity

5/5/2009
U.S. Mental Health Spending Rises, But Many Still Left Out

Access to care improves, studies find, but treatment quality lags for elderly, vets

5/4/2009
Stopping Antidepressants Boosts Risk of PMS Relapse

Women with most severe symptoms, on drugs for shortest time most affected, study finds

5/4/2009
Early Alzheimer's Hinders Brain's Effort to Sort Information

Finding may encourage docs to 'train' patients to recall important facts

5/1/2009
Prescription Training Puts Docs in Shoes of Older Patients

Challenges for seniors on multiple meds better understood after taking hands-on approach

5/1/2009
Treating Sleep Disorders May Ease ADHD Symptoms

Team suggests screening spares patients lifetime of problems

4/30/2009
Millions of Kids Live With Substance-Abusing Parents

Expert says situation causes mental, physical problems in offspring

4/30/2009
4/28/2009
As Literacy Improves, So Might Happiness

Study finds link between feelings and understanding health information

4/24/2009
Reduce Suffering, Urge Heart Failure Patients and Caregivers

Survey finds that psychological needs are going unmet

4/22/2009
Acupuncture Cuts Dry Mouth in Cancer Patients

Small study suggests larger trials needed to assess therapy over longer time

4/20/2009
Outgoing Nature Could Get You to 100

Sunnier, non-neurotic types may live longer, study suggests

4/19/2009
Simple Steps to Maintaining Memory

Tipsheet offers strategies to help older adults stay sharp

4/17/2009
Death Certificates Incomplete for Suicide Victims

Failing to list mental disorders makes prevention more difficult, study finds

4/17/2009
Laughter May Lower Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics

Those who chuckled daily had better 'good' cholesterol than those who didn't, study shows

4/17/2009
Poor Health Linked to PTSD Risk Among Vets

Risk highest for those with low mental and physical scores, study says

4/16/2009
Family Ties May Help Prevent Teen Suicide

Bonds with parents, more than peers, are key, study finds

4/15/2009
Sleep May Be Cause, Not Consequence, of Cancer Issues

Researchers suggest treating insomnia as a way to address pain

4/15/2009
Soothing Songs Please the Heart

Particularly when patients pick the tunes, study suggests

4/14/2009
Across the U.S., Stress Varies by Region

CDC surveys find more relaxed people in Hawaii, fewer in Kentucky, W. Va.

4/14/2009
E-Communication Might Be Outpacing Emotion

Experiences that evoke compassion take longer to develop, study finds

4/13/2009
Wristbands May Lessen Nausea After Radiation

Small study finds acupressure cut symptoms beyond mere placebo effect

4/10/2009
Gene Variant Tied to Schizophrenia

Discovery advances search for better treatments, experts say

4/10/2009
Stressed Health Care Workers Battle 'Compassion Fatigue'

It's an emotional detachment that can have an impact on patients, experts say

4/10/2009
Study Challenges Link Between Panic Attacks, PTSD

Findings suggest many factors contribute to stress disorder, not just fear during trauma

4/10/2009
Parkinson's Drugs Can Trigger Unhealthy Behaviors

But lower doses of dopamine agonists appear to curb compulsive acting out, study says

4/10/2009
Health Tip: Warning Signs of Mental Illness

When you should consider seeing a psychiatrist

4/9/2009
As Work Stress Rises, So May Depression

But whether jobs trigger psychological woes or vice versa is unclear, expert says

4/9/2009
FDA Panel Snubs Seroquel as 1st Choice Depression Treatment

Safety concerns mean the drug should only be used when other medications don't work, advisers say

4/8/2009
Pot-Smoking Drivers Tied to Range of Road Accidents

Study finds third of these risk-takers had been in 1 or more crashes in previous 3 years

4/8/2009
Doctors Urged to Get Aggressive to Help Smokers

Multiple approaches are found to boost success of people trying to quit

4/7/2009
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Eases Anxiety for Older People

The technique lessens worries more than usual care, study finds

4/7/2009
Pathway to Wisdom May Be Found in Brain Circuitry

The common traits of wisdom appear to follow a universal path in the brain

4/6/2009
Psychotherapy Can Ease Post-Surgical Depression

Two techniques worked for patients after heart bypass procedures, study finds

4/6/2009
Early Psychiatric Issues May Predict Suicide in Boys

Study finds a 'pathway of persistence' throughout life

4/6/2009
Kids Who Lack Self-Control May Be Prone to Weight Gain

New research finds that need for instant gratification might play a part