Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

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