Psychology and Mental Health News

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11/10/2007
Arthritis Takes Major Toll on Workplace

Disabled may face changing hours, responsibilities, even termination, study finds

11/9/2007
Older Adults No More Distractible Than Younger Set

Brain's ability to engage multisensory attention remains intact, study says

11/8/2007
Brain Yields Clues to False Memories

People can 'recall' something that never happened, experts say

11/7/2007
Spirituality Helps Older Black Women Beat Hypertension

Drawing on their beliefs helped them stick to medication regimen, study finds

11/6/2007
Nicotine Plus Alcohol Makes Quitting Tougher

The two habits work together to maintain addiction, study suggests

11/6/2007
Health Tip: Relaxation Techniques

Suggestions to help you take it easy

11/5/2007
TV Violence May Spur Aggression in Boys

Preschoolers who watched such fare more likely to act out at 7, 10, study found

10/26/2007
Hospital Romance May Largely Be Fiction

Life on the ward doesn't match plots of steamy novels, one doctor says

10/24/2007
Experts Sound Off on Workout Grunting

Some gym members object, but these noises may boost fitness

10/22/2007
Emotional State Doesn't Affect Cancer Survival

Researchers found no difference between upbeat, less positive patients

10/18/2007
Value of Most Post-Traumatic Stress Treatments 'Uncertain'

VA-sponsored study could influence care of returning U.S. veterans

10/15/2007
Psychiatric Woes Can Postpone Weight-Loss Surgery

A fifth of patients need to work through mental problems beforehand, study finds

10/9/2007
Stressful Jobs Hard on the Heart

High anxiety, low control double recurrent heart attack risk, study finds

10/9/2007
Intervening in Preschool Years Can Prevent Juvenile Delinquency

Sessions alter at-risk kids' stress responses, study suggests

10/8/2007
Family Infighting Hurts the Heart

Spats with spouse, kids, others boosts cardiovascular dangers, study finds

10/6/2007
As Sunlight Fades, Look Out for SAD

Seasonal affective disorder sets in in the fall, experts say

10/2/2007
Panic Attacks May Hike Heart Disease Risk in Women

Study of postmenopausal women finds association, but no direct cause and effect

10/1/2007
Drug Plus Psychotherapy Best Treatment for Depressed Teens

This strategy beat out either therapy alone, researchers found

10/1/2007
First Puff Can Turn Kids Into Smokers: Study

Research suggests that, for some, addiction grabs hold quickly

9/28/2007
Older Brothers Might Spur Kids' Aggression

Their presence seems to have that effect, study found

9/27/2007
Genes Might Predispose Antidepressant Users to Suicidal Thoughts

Someday, DNA tests might spot those most at risk, experts say

9/24/2007
Doctors Often Fail to Spot Suicidal Patients

Actresses posing as depressed, distraught were seldom questioned, study found

9/24/2007
Health Tip: The Benefits of Tying the Knot

How marriage affects physical and mental health

9/17/2007
Depression Pushes Middle-Aged Workers to Retire

Study finds it's often a key factor in the decision

9/11/2007
The ABCs of Getting Your Zzzzs

Experts offer simple steps to smooth your snooze

9/11/2007
Schizophrenia Gene May Have On/Off Switch

Mouse study suggests new target for treatment, reseachers say

9/11/2007
6 Years Later, 9/11 Health Questions Linger

Confusion, lack of data has rescue workers, medical experts frustrated

9/10/2007
Mental Health Woes Strike Half of Cancer Patients

Listening to patients is key to helping them feel better, researchers say

9/7/2007
Depression May Be World's Most Disabling Disease

Global study finds it takes bigger toll than other chronic conditions

9/6/2007
Counseling Boosts Alzheimer's Caregivers' Health

Spouse study finds it brings the patient real benefit, too

9/6/2007
Toddler Study Proves Humans Outsmart Apes

In 'social learning,' at least, preschoolers excelled

9/6/2007
Women's Beauty, Men's Wealth Key to Romance: Study

Speed-dating data suggests old criteria still hold sway

9/5/2007
Parents' PTSD May Boost Stress in Offspring

Adult children of affected Holocaust survivors showed hormonal changes, study found

9/4/2007
Excessive TV Spurs Attention Trouble in Kids

But the new study is at odds with much of the previous research, experts say

9/4/2007
Bipolar Diagnoses in Younger People Show Huge Increase

But some experts question whether the increase is only a statistical anomaly

9/3/2007
Work Time Predicts Sleep Time

Commuting to job also determines slumber hours, study says

8/28/2007
Breaking Up Is Not So Hard to Do

The emotional distress is not as bad as predicted, college researchers find

8/24/2007
Obese Children Miss More School Days

Teasing, health woes may contribute, researchers say

8/23/2007
Parental Stress Can Keep Kids Obese

Helping children slim down may mean helping parents, study finds

8/23/2007
Experiments Get Close to 'Out-of-Body' Experience

Using virtual reality, volunteers mimicked the near-death phenomenon

8/23/2007
Scientists Spot Brain's 'Free Will' Center

It helps people refrain from actions good and bad, experts say

8/23/2007
Battle Continues Over Vietnam PTSD Numbers

Each estimate has its boosters, critics, new articles show

8/22/2007
Weight-Loss Surgeries Extend Lives

Studies support expanded use of gastric bypass, banding, experts say

8/22/2007
Gene May Help Spur Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Mice with the mutation exhibited fearful, repetitive behaviors, researchers say

8/22/2007
Study Probes Roots of Fearful Memories

Neurochemical sears traumatic moments into the brain, study suggests

8/20/2007
Does Pathological Shyness Make for School Shooters?

Researchers devise screen that may be able to spot teens prone to violence

8/17/2007
Depression Taking Toll on Returning U.S. Vets

Many feel like 'guests in their own home,' study finds

8/17/2007
Social Stress Could Worsen MS

Mouse study suggests it spurs inflammatory processes

8/13/2007
Marriage-Minded Women Focus on Men's Faces

Macho looks are less appealing than softer features, study finds

8/13/2007
U.S. Culture Boosts Hispanic Immigrants' Substance Abuse Risk

Rates of illegal drug use rose 13-fold after 'acculturation,' study found