Psychology and Mental Health News

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2/7/2009
Healthy Heart Tips for a Bad Economy

Don't let your body pay the price in uncertain times, experts say

2/6/2009
Imaging of Low Back Pain Fails to Change Outcomes

Study finds no real difference whether people were scanned or not

2/5/2009
What Moms Learned May Be Passed to Offspring

Mouse study concludes rich environmental memories can affect learning in children

2/5/2009
Color Can Affect How People Think and Act

Avoidance behavior, imagination and more take cues from hues, study finds

2/4/2009
Plan Hopes to ID Early Halt in Reproductive Function

Guidelines could diagnose primary ovarian insufficiency in women under 40

2/3/2009
SSRI Antidepressants May Lower Adult Suicide Risk

But their effect on depressed individuals under 25 remains unclear, researchers say

2/2/2009
Mental Illness Doesn't Predict Violent Behavior

Even when combined with substance abuse, psychiatric woes rank low as risk factor, study finds

2/2/2009
Education Doesn't Slow Alzheimer's Decline

Large, 14-year study finds no effect, contradicting previous research

2/2/2009
Teen TV Time Tied to Adult Depression

More exposure meant more symptoms, study found

2/2/2009
You Own It, You'll Eat It

Expired or slightly 'off' food? If it's in your fridge, chances are you'll try it, experts say

2/1/2009
A Checklist for Joint Replacement Surgery

Knowing what to expect before and after procedure aids healing, experts say

1/30/2009
Regular Church Attendance May Lower Suicide Risk

'Spirituality' has little effect, but active practice plays a role, study suggests

1/30/2009
Those Who Feel Rejected Direct Hostility Toward Others

Social exclusion linked to aggression found in school shootings, other tragedies

1/28/2009
Concussion's Effects May Linger for Decades

Attention, memory, physical processes affected 30 years later, study finds

1/28/2009
Health Tip: Traumatic Events May Affect Sleep

Suggestions to get a better night's rest

1/27/2009
Tweaking Hormones Might Ease Chronic Stress

New method could help treat depression, other disorders, researchers say

1/26/2009
Terror Fears Tougher on Minorities, Disabled

'Vulnerable' people tend to overestimate the dangers, study finds

1/24/2009
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins

Women can take steps to control pain and appearance of varicose veins, expert says

1/23/2009
Health Tip: Triggers for PTSD

Events that increase a person's risk

1/22/2009
Nurses Often Left Out of Medical Error Talks

Study finds excluding them from discussions impacts patients, families

1/20/2009
Simple Exercise Keeps Brain at Top of Its Game

In older women, being more fit helps cognitive function, study shows

1/19/2009
Positive Outlook Cuts Chances of Dementia

New research suggests relaxed, outgoing people less likely to get Alzheimer's

1/19/2009
Low-Cost Strategies to Maintain Health in Hard Times

Staying fit doesn't have to break the bank, experts say

1/18/2009
Exercise Tips for Seniors to Start a Healthy 2009

Get a checkup, know your options, and get going, council urges

1/16/2009
Game, Not Gore, Keeps Video Players Playing

Deeper satisfaction trumps violent content among gamers, study finds

1/16/2009
Common Genes Link Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia

Large Swedish study suggests reappraisal of conditions as distinct entities needed

1/16/2009
A Much-Needed Hero for Troubled Times

Pilot's action in landing jet in NYC waters and saving lives should inspire those dealing with their own struggles, experts say

1/16/2009
Caring Counseling May Ease Postpartum Depression

But more severe bouts may require intensive care, one expert says

1/15/2009
Memory Loss Tied to Brain's White Matter

MIT team says cognition suffers as nervous system network decays with aging

1/15/2009
Video Game May Help Reduce Flashbacks From Trauma

Colorful shapes in 'Tetris' seem to force competition for brain's sensory data

1/14/2009
Serotonin Transporter Gene Tied to Social Anxiety

Finding in monkeys could yield model for studying autism, schizophrenia, team says

1/14/2009
Brain May Be Wired for Social Conformity

Study says 'error-monitoring' signals keep us from being too different from others

1/12/2009
With Depression, Vets Face Higher Suicide Risk

Experts urge more attention be paid after hospital discharge

1/9/2009
Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Problems

Study found impairments were mild, but they could signal later trouble

1/8/2009
Many Turn Blind Eye to Racism

They're not quick to condemn hurtful comments, study suggests

1/6/2009
Brains of Bulimia Patients Wired Differently

Study found regions related to impulse control were less active

1/5/2009
Diabetes Epidemic Now Poses Challenges for Nursing Homes

Care for aging people with the disease falls short, study finds

1/5/2009
War Vets With Headaches Could Have Brain Problems

Reduced sense of smell might also signal need for testing, expert says

1/5/2009
Researcher Finds Most Will Inflict Pain on Others If Prodded

Finding mirrors results of infamous psychological obedience study in 1960s

1/2/2009
Beat the Winter Blues

Expert offers tips for staying upbeat during dreary months

12/29/2008
Family Needs to Know When Patient Survival Is Uncertain

In most cases, loved ones prefer doctors be honest about possible outcomes, study finds

12/24/2008
Bling Makes Your Brain Sing

'Rewarding' objects receive star status in neurological vision systems, study shows

12/23/2008
Psych Patients With Cost-Sharing Plans Use More Services

Study finds enrollees without parity insurance less likely to get timely outpatient care

12/23/2008
Take the Holiday to the Hospital

Sharing a favorite ritual might ease a friend or family member's stay

12/23/2008
Health Tip: Preparing Your Child For Therapy

Suggestions for how to reassure your youngster

12/22/2008
Blue and Broke for the Holidays

Economic woes ratchet up mental health problems already more common this time of year

12/21/2008
Eating Strategies for Healthier Holiday Parties

Easy-to-follow tips can take the guilt, and the calories, out of the equation

12/20/2008
For the Obese, Holiday Tables Serve Platefuls of Doubt

But fear of social pressures can be overcome with honest approach to food, expert says

12/19/2008
Exercise Protects Black Women From Type 2 Diabetes

Brisk walking, limiting TV seems to benefit this high-risk group

12/19/2008
Quitting Smoking Tougher on Women

If pounds add up, some get nervous and start puffing again, study says