Psychology and Mental Health News

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12/18/2008
'Hot' Toys May Not Be the Best Present

Giving the gift of your time with kids is one option to consider

12/17/2008
Alzheimer's Drugs Also Treat Behavioral, Psych Problems

Therapy effective at same dosage used to improve cognitive impairment, study says

12/16/2008
Among Cardiologists, Women Cite Discrimination

Survey finds roadblocks still plague female practitioners

12/16/2008
Brain Adjusts to Cope With Life's Upsets

Study finds older women show less reaction to upsetting images

12/15/2008
Deciphering the Language of Intoxication

Tipsy and drunk mean different things to men and women and could alter treatment, study finds

12/11/2008
Late Preterm Birth Poses Developmental Risks

Caesarean or induction should not be done before 39 weeks unless necessary, study says

12/9/2008
Money May Lure People to Lose Weight

But study found some pounds return after incentives end

12/8/2008
Dogs Get Petty About Treats

Study found they would withhold paws in face of unfair reward system

12/6/2008
Avoiding a Holiday Season of Discontent

Stress is everywhere, but learning what relaxes you can help, expert says

12/5/2008
Poor Mental Health May Boost Asthma Risk

But, researchers are still trying to understand the connection

12/5/2008
Most Newer Antipsychotics No Better Than Older Ones, Just Different

People need to find the one that works best for them, experts say

12/5/2008
Being Happy Affects Even Those You Don't Know

Innovative research tracking people over a 20-year period suggests your smile goes farther than you think

12/4/2008
Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to Long-Term Health Issues for Iraq Vets

Government report notes problems include dementia, aggression, depression

12/3/2008
School-Based Program Can Change Kids' Lives

A Seattle project was linked to better education, mental health 15 years later

12/3/2008
Exercise Eases Obesity and Anger in Kids

After-school aerobics helped youngsters feel better mentally, physically, researchers say

12/3/2008
'Self-Embedding' a Troubling Trend Among Teens

Patients typically wound themselves, then place objects in the wound, researchers say

12/2/2008
Car Cell Phone Use More Hazardous Than Chat With Passengers

Fellow occupants can help keep driving safe, research shows

12/1/2008
Few Young Adults Seek Treatment for Psych Disorders

Alcohol, nicotine use, personality illnesses common, study shows

12/1/2008
Older Adults Who Exercise Boost Blood Flow in Brain

Aerobic workouts may prevent cognitive decline in some, study says

12/1/2008
Low Childhood IQ Tied to Risk of Later Mental Disorders

While mechanism is unclear, findings may help improve treatment for psychiatric problems

11/25/2008
Depression's Behavior Changes Linked to Heart Risks

But lifestyle modifications, especially exercise, can cut the odds, study says

11/25/2008
Bad Bosses Are Hard on the Heart

Study ties work woes to fatal cardiovascular events in men

11/24/2008
5 Million People a Year Use Self-Help Addiction Programs

U.S. report finds 2.3 million of them currently abstain from alcohol, drugs

11/20/2008
When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient

Study finds those tending Alzheimer's relatives at risk for hospital visits of their own

11/19/2008
Child-Care Relationships Tied to Kids' Stress Levels

At school or home, they can raise long-term health risks, studies say

11/19/2008
Not All Smiles Are Created Equal

Study finds people struggling with rejection can spot a phony grin

11/18/2008
Home-Based Programs Benefit Older Cancer Survivors

They improved ability to live and function when enrolled in tailored interventions

11/18/2008
2nd Generation Antidepressants Prove Effective

New guideline from American College of Physicians calls them equally good

11/17/2008
Toxic Chemicals Blamed for Gulf War Illness

Report also cites drug given to U.S. troops to protect them from nerve gas

11/17/2008
Established EU Countries Healthier Than Newcomers

Study says quality years could be extended with more elder-care funds

11/17/2008
Psychological Counseling Boosts Breast Cancer Outcomes

Interventions cut risk of recurrence, lengthened disease-free survival, study finds

11/16/2008
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men

Experts offer advice on how to get ready for a colonoscopy

11/15/2008
Many Ignore Symptoms of Bladder Trouble

November is health awareness month, so check with a physician if you're in pain

11/14/2008
Greener Neighborhoods Mean Slimmer Children

Trees, parks get inner city kids moving, study finds

11/14/2008
Pregnant Rural Women More at Risk

Poverty, social deprivation among factors boosting odds of preeclampsia, hypertension

11/13/2008
Pelvic Inflammation Puts Girls at Risk for Repeat STIs

Behavioral counseling needs to go beyond merely urging safe sex practices, study says

11/13/2008
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies

Study says treatment, similar to acupressure, may boost uterus receptivity

11/12/2008
U.S. Teens Brimming With Self-Esteem

But parent-instilled 'overconfidence' may be spurring unrealistic expectations, study suggests

11/11/2008
Joyful Music in Tune With Heart Health

Study finds it leads to improved blood flow

11/11/2008
Homecoming Veterans Often Face Inner Challenge

Mental health issues may affect 20% of recent returnees, but help is available

11/7/2008
Depression Heightens Sensitivity to Pain

MRI reveals relationship between mental condition and reaction to physical discomfort

11/7/2008
Brain Scans Show Bullies Enjoy Others' Pain

Neurological 'reward centers' lit up as they watched injuries occur, study found

11/6/2008
Counseling Can Combat Youth Violence

And referrals should start with emergency room doctors, study says

11/6/2008
Stay Upbeat, Healthy to Thrive in Senior Years

Occasional drink, decent income also key to happy old age, study finds

11/6/2008
Health Tip: Choosing Your Child's Therapist

What to look for when deciding

11/5/2008
Debt-Linked Stress May Spur Premature Delivery

But many other forms of anxiety don't affect timing of birth, study finds

11/4/2008
Anxiety Linked to Heart Attack Can Raise Death Risk

The psychological toll appears to shorten lives, study finds

11/3/2008
Kids With Parent in War Zone Face Behavior Risks

Children 3 and older more prone to act out than those without deployed kin

10/31/2008
Asleep or Awake, Brain Functions the Same

Finding may help evaluate infants, as well as psychiatric, movement disorders

10/31/2008
Media Affects Public Perception of Infectious Diseases

Study found people thought certain illnesses were more dangerous if publicized