Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

12/19/2008
Moms-to-Be Who Drink May Damage Fetus' White Matter

Study says brain microstructural changes may lead to cognitive problems

12/19/2008
Community Exercise Programs Boost Seniors' Strength

Regular participation can also reduce risk of falls, study says

12/19/2008
Not All Dementia Is Called Alzheimer's

Vascular cognitive impairment impedes ability to organize thoughts, but it is preventable

12/18/2008
Depression, Anxiety Hinder Quality of Life After Stroke

Rehab efforts should focus on coping styles to boost outcomes, study says

12/18/2008
Marital Distress May Affect Breast Cancer Recovery

Outcome appears to be related to quality of marriage relationship

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

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

12/18/2008
Toxic Poinsettias? Hangover Cures? It May Be All Fiction

Researchers debunk common holiday and wintertime health myths

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