Psychology and Mental Health News

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8/10/2007
Unhealthy, Alone, Many Older People 'Self-Neglect'

Getting them social services can be a real challenge, experts say

8/9/2007
Friendship May Lie in the Genes

DNA-guided temperament helps decide whom people are drawn to, study suggests

8/9/2007
Cosmetic Breast Surgeries Tied to Increased Suicide Risk

Underlying psychiatric trouble most likely to blame, researchers say

8/9/2007
Cosmetic Surgery TV Shows Get Viewers Pondering

Reality fare spurs interest in nips, tucks, other procedures, study finds

8/6/2007
Brain Studies Show ADHD Is Real Disease

Condition appears linked to dopamine function, experts say

8/6/2007
Foods Taste Better With McDonald's Logo, Kids Say

Study suggests branding has powerful effect on preschoolers' diet

8/6/2007
Health Tip: Have a Healthy Retirement

Plan ahead to reduce stress

8/6/2007
Health Tip: Adjusting to a Move

Help your child deal with the change

8/2/2007
Antidepressant Effectiveness May Depend on Genes

Key DNA influences Celexa's level of benefit, study finds

8/2/2007
Anorexia May Be More Common Than Thought

Many women show symptoms but eventually recover, study finds

8/2/2007
Orangutans Make Their Point With 'Charades'

They use gestures, focusing on those that work best, scientists say

8/1/2007
Most Sleepless Kids Prescribed Drugs: Study

Practice is widespread, even though FDA doesn't approve pediatric use

7/30/2007
Health Tip: When a Pet Dies

Help your child deal with the loss

7/25/2007
Family, Friends May 'Spread' Obesity

Social norms encourage people to become overweight, study suggests

7/23/2007
Gene May Help Spur Premenstrual Depression

Finding could explain why some women are more vulnerable to the condition

7/20/2007
Brain Chemical Could Help Beat Back Despair

Mouse study suggests boosting the substance might fight mental ills

7/20/2007
Distraction Can Defuse Drunken Violence

Study suggests it's a useful ploy against bar brawls, other trouble

7/20/2007
Studies Track Treatment Outcomes for Kids With ADHD

Meds plus behavior therapy work best, but symptoms can return

7/20/2007
Family, More Than Genes, Helps Drive Divorce

Parents' experience often replicated in grown offspring, study finds

7/13/2007
No Clear Evidence Meditation Can Boost Health: Study

Better data needed for mindfulness, yoga, other methods, researchers say

7/12/2007
Brain May Be Able to Suppress Memories

Experiment suggests humans can will themselves to forget

7/12/2007
Health Tip: Dealing With Loss

Healthy ways to face your emotions

7/11/2007
Most U.S. Newborns Now Screened for Genetic Disease

State-by-state 'report card' shows rates nearly doubled in two years

7/8/2007
Experts Offer Advice to Caregivers of Elderly

Geriatrics Society tip sheet can help family members avoid burnout

7/6/2007
Dying of a Broken Heart Can Happen

Grief-stricken woman's near-death experience sheds light on the phenomenon

7/6/2007
7/5/2007
Science Quiets Myth of 'Chatterbox' Females

Study finds men, women use same quantity of words each day

7/5/2007
Brain Circuitry Trouble May Explain Depression

Rat study could reveal why the illness varies so much between patients

7/3/2007
Men Put Their Health on the Back Burner

Survey finds more than a quarter wait 'as long as possible' before seeking help

7/3/2007
Epilepsy May Raise Suicide Risk

Danish study finds it triples the odds, with women most strongly affected

7/2/2007
Suicide Attempts Fall After Depression Treatment Begins

Finding suggests drugs' benefits for depressed people outweigh any potential for harm

6/28/2007
Breast Cancer Survival May Run in Families

Daughters of women who succumb to the disease have heightened risk of dying if they develop it, Swedish study finds.

6/27/2007
Sharpening Your Wits Could Outwit Alzheimer's

Elderly who enjoy games, reading are much less likely to get the disease, study suggests

6/27/2007
Video Games' Addictive Nature Unclear: AMA

Doctors' group backs away from tougher stance, citing need for more research

6/25/2007
SARS May Have Left Mental Scars

Canadian patients showed declines in emotional health one year later, study found

6/18/2007
Health Tip: Paternal Bonding

Bonding with baby is important for dads, too

6/17/2007
Girls Who Like Dad Favor Partners Who Look Like Him

Study adds to evidence that mate selection is active process rooted in childhood

6/14/2007
Elderly Sleep Woes Linked to Increased Suicide Risk

Association held even when depression was not a factor, study found

6/14/2007
Single, Free, But Not So Healthy?

Married life often means longer life, especially for men, studies find

6/14/2007
Health Tip: What Causes Nightmares?

Here are some common triggers

6/13/2007
Docs Should Tackle Patients' Problem Behaviors All at Once: Study

Issues like smoking, bad diets were better overcome that way, researchers say

6/11/2007
Handshakes, Sensitivity Boost Doctor-Patient Rapport

Most patients want a relaxed, personal relationship with physician, study finds

6/6/2007
Moderate Exercise May Slow Progression of Lou Gehrig's Disease

Daily routine could strengthen muscles, contribute to better quality of life, study finds

6/5/2007
Antipsychotic Drugs Raise Death Rates in Elderly

Medications often used to treat dementia-linked behavioral problems

6/4/2007
Marriage of Great Benefit to the Depressed

It provides a big boost to their emotional health, study finds

6/1/2007
Poor Bond With Siblings May Boost Depression Risk

The exact nature of the link isn't clear, study's authors say

6/1/2007
Sex While Asleep Not Just Dreamed Up

People who engage in 'sleepsex' are unaware of their actions, sleep-disorder experts report

5/31/2007
Test Puts Attention on the Easily Distracted

It could be useful for employers seeking highly focused workers, expert says

5/30/2007
Preschoolers Don't Need Math to Do Math

They already have good grasp of how much is 'more' or 'less,' study shows

5/28/2007
Study to Assess Weight Loss Surgery for Teens

NIH to determine if surgical option is appropriate for overweight youngsters