Psychology and Mental Health News

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Article Title
2/3/2008
Toll-Free Hotline to Help Seniors Avoid Falls

National outreach to stress importance of physical activities to improve balance

2/1/2008
9/11 Attacks Changed Way Americans Dream

Small study suggests images more intense, but oddly lacking planes flying into towers

2/1/2008
FDA Warns Epilepsy Drugs May Raise Suicide Risk

Agency will ask drug makers to put warning labels on entire class of medicines

1/31/2008
1/30/2008
Personality Traits Don't Affect Breast Cancer Risk

Authors of 1996 study that concluded differently took second look, found no connection

1/30/2008
Middle Age a Low Point for Most

Study found age 44 marked the peak of depression for people around the globe

1/25/2008
Colonoscopy 'Coaches' Play Lifesaving Role

Patients who got calls from those who had gotten procedure were more likely to keep first appointment

1/25/2008
Doctors Review End-of-Life Care Guidelines

Pain, shortness of breath, depression need intervention for all with serious illness

1/24/2008
Driving Skills Decline Among People With Early Alzheimer's

Those with mild dementia had more crashes, almost 4 times more likely to fail road tests

1/23/2008
Specific Brain Region Governs Problem-Solving Skills

Monkey research pinpoints reward center, which can go awry

1/15/2008
Rate of Traumatic Stress Triples Among U.S. Troops

Steep rise from 2001 to 2006 in those seeing active combat, study finds

1/15/2008
Health Tip: After a Car Accident

Prepare your mind and body to return to the road

1/14/2008
Study Spotlights Marketing's Impact on the Brain

Maybe that bottle of wine isn't worth as much as you thought

1/9/2008
5 Factors Help Predict Psychosis in Children

Family history of schizophrenia, social withdrawal among symptoms, study finds

1/8/2008
Diabetes Drug May Cut Med-Related Weight Gain

Metformin plus lifestyle intervention counteracts pounds added by antipsychotics

1/8/2008
School Social Standing Linked to Teen Girls' Weight Gain

Those who self-reported low esteem most likely to add pounds over 2-year span, study finds

1/7/2008
Youth Suicide Warnings Are Slowing Antidepressant Sales

Study finds drop in SSRI prescriptions for children and adults

1/4/2008
Antidepressants Help HIV-Infected Patients Stick to Treatment

Depression can cause many to skip their medicines, experts note

1/2/2008
Relatives of Parkinson's Patients at Higher Psychiatric Risk

This suggests a link between the illness and depression, anxiety disorders, researchers say

1/1/2008
Happy Marriage Eases Wife's Workday Tension

But marriage quality had no effect on working men's stress, study found

12/31/2007
Make That New Year's Fitness Resolution Stick

Find an exercise that you love and seek out support from friends, experts advise

12/28/2007
Brain Turns to Positive Thoughts When Faced With Death

Unconscious response points to 'psychological immune system,' study suggests

12/28/2007
Most Psychiatrists Open to Discussing Spiritual Concerns

They're more likely to broach the topic with patients than are other doctors, study finds

12/26/2007
Health Tip: If You Fear Going to the Dentist

Suggestions to deal with the anxiety

12/24/2007
Realistic Expectations Help Ward Off Holiday Depression

Enjoying what the season brings means taking things as they come, expert says

12/24/2007
'Easy Does It' Eases Holiday Stress

Take time to relax and keep hassles in perspective, experts advise

12/21/2007
Brain Center May Link Addiction, Mental Illness

The two conditions often occur together, scientists note

12/21/2007
Health Tip: Holiday Blues?

Suggestions that may help

12/19/2007
Regular Walking Protects the Aging Brain

Even moderate exercise helps ward off dementia, study shows

12/19/2007
Fragile X Syndrome Corrected in Mice

Discovery may lead to treatments for the genetic disease, a leading cause of mental retardation

12/19/2007
Cancer Docs' Bedside Manner Often Lacks Empathy

Study of physician-patient conversations shows oncologists could do better

12/15/2007
A Little Help Can Boost Holiday Joy for Elderly

Loved ones can assist them to overcome issues of frailty or mental health, experts say

12/14/2007
Workplace Flexibility Can Boost Healthy Behaviors

Giving workers some leeway promotes positive lifestyle changes, study finds

12/13/2007
Health Tip: Dealing With Anxiety

Suggestions on how to limit worrying

12/8/2007
How to Spot, and Beat, the Holiday Blues

Elderly may be especially prone to depression this time of year, experts say

12/7/2007
Cellular Disorder Might Influence Behavior

Mouse study hints at link between mitochondria, memory and socialization

12/5/2007
Genes Yield More Clues to Schizophrenia

9 genetic markers play a role, and the condition can be inherited from both parents, scientists say

12/5/2007
Brain Protein May Be a Clue to Autism

Early research suggests trouble in nervous system development

12/5/2007
Depressed Moms' Kids at Higher Injury Risk

Boys, especially, were also more likely to 'act out', study found

12/4/2007
Many Katrina Survivors Suffered Psychological Symptoms

Mood, anxiety disorders hit almost half of New Orleans residents in months after the disaster, study found

12/3/2007
Having Twin Sister Boosts Men's Anorexia Risk

Shared fetal environment may be to blame, researchers say

11/28/2007
FDA Panel Backs Tougher Warning on Asthma Drugs for Kids

Serevent and Advair need specific child warnings on side effects, pediatric panel says; action follows panel's recommendation to toughen label on flu drugs for kids.

11/21/2007
Aging Isn't About Slowing Down, Experts Say

A new program counters idea that seniors are by nature sedentary

11/21/2007
Jobs Don't Stress Most Older Workers

And just one in five worry about losing employment, survey found

11/21/2007
Babies Can Tell Friend From Foe

Researchers say infants make distinctions based on behaviors

11/16/2007
Major U.S. Autism Study Gets Under Way

Trial will track environmental, genetic factors at six sites nationwide

11/16/2007
Early Sexual Activity May Curb Teen Delinquency

'Surprising' results run counter to conventional wisdom, U.S. researchers say

11/16/2007
Diet Drug Rimonabant Tied to Depression, Anxiety

Experts caution against prescribing drug to patients who are already depressed

11/13/2007
Follow-Up Exams Uncover More Iraq Vets With Emotional Woes

It may take months for conditions like depression, PTSD to emerge, study says

11/12/2007
Eyeglasses Upgrade Helps Elderly Battle Depression

Simple intervention boosted vision, eased depressive symptoms, study found