Psychology and Mental Health News

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3/14/2017
Blood Test Might Someday Distinguish Early Depression, Schizophrenia

A screen is still in development stages but could be important, especially for adolescents, experts say

3/13/2017
Can Supplements Ward Off the 'Baby Blues'?

Researchers look to nutrients to offset temporary brain-chemical changes in new mothers

3/10/2017
The Secret to a Good Sex Life Is …

Affection: It's the cuddling, whispering secrets afterwards that boost contentedness, study finds

3/9/2017
Hold That Pose: Yoga May Ease Tough Depression

Study finds weekly sessions, plus deep breathing, helped ease cases when medications failed

3/8/2017
Violent Video Games May Not 'Desensitize' Players, Brain Scans Suggest

In small study, frequent players had empathetic responses similar to those who don't play much

3/6/2017
Patients Often Reject Drug-Only Psychiatric Treatment

Compliance more likely when doctors prescribe talk therapy, study finds

3/6/2017
Can Social Media Sites Leave You Socially Isolated?

More time using apps and sites like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook linked to greater sense of isolation, study suggests

3/5/2017
Longer Addiction Treatment Is Better, Study Confirms

Success rate goes up significantly when programs last more than 30 days, psychiatrist says

3/2/2017
Keep an Eye Out for Eating Disorders in Loved Ones

If you suspect someone has a problem, be careful not to shame or criticize, eating disorder expert says

3/2/2017
Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids?

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems

2/28/2017
Who's Top Dog When It Comes to 'Social Intelligence'? Kids or Pets?

Toddlers and pups are near equals, study suggests, with evolution favoring 'survival of the friendliest'

2/27/2017
Pediatricians Revise Guidelines for Teen Victims of Sexual Assault

Physicians need to be comfortable screening for it, offering additional help if needed

2/24/2017
Want to Win an Oscar? Study Shows How to Grab the Gold

One tip: focus on American culture, researchers say

2/23/2017
Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk

Mental health woes may trigger chronic fight-or-flight response, researchers suggest

2/22/2017
Spoiler Alert! Most People Don't Want to Know the Future

Part of the concern: worry over pending unpleasant events, study found

2/21/2017
Loneliness Often Plagues Black Women at Risk for Heart Disease

Social isolation boosts their chances for cardiovascular trouble, researchers say

2/21/2017
Heart Disease Linked to Anxiety, Negative Feelings

And that's especially true for women, study suggests

2/20/2017
Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicides

Perceived acceptance may benefit gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study suggests

2/17/2017
Docs More Likely to Prescribe Antibiotics If Patients Expect Them

Study found physicians might even give the drugs if they didn't suspect a bacterial infection

2/13/2017
The 'Selfie' Paradox

People love their own, but aren't so crazy about others' on social media, study finds

2/13/2017
Tiny Babies May Face Mental Health Problems Later

Review found greater likelihood of ADHD, anxiety and depression

2/12/2017
Cancer Survivors Gain From Web-Based Health Care

But some patients reported missing face-to-face contact, study found

2/10/2017
Do Older Guys Always Prefer Younger Women? Maybe Not

Although they may 'consider' younger mates, they also focus on women their own age, study finds

2/8/2017
Harsh Parenting Can Backfire With Bad Behavior From Teens

Early sex, stealing and dropping out of school are some of the consequences, study contends

2/8/2017
Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll Trigger Same Good Feelings in Brain

Music can make you happy because it spurs chemical system involved in pleasure, study finds

2/6/2017
For Kids, Regular Exercise Seems to Put Depression on the Run

Finding could be significant because it suggests physical activity can be used to boost mental health

2/3/2017
Why Certain Noises Really Irritate Some People

'Misophonia' is a disorder that can make a person's brain go into overdrive, researchers report

2/3/2017
Sleep: The Great Motivator

With adequate rest, you're more likely to stick to your resolutions, neurologist says

1/31/2017
The Shame of 'Fat Shaming'

Those affected by weight bias more likely to have heart disease risk factors, study suggests

1/27/2017
No Torture, Psychologists' Group Says to Trump

President urged to continue ban on 'inhuman' practices like waterboarding

1/25/2017
Deportation Fears Tied to Poor Birth Outcomes for Hispanics

After immigration raid, women had increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight babies, research contends

1/24/2017
Unlocking the Secrets of the Love Hormone Kisspeptin

Injections of the substance might boost sexual and romantic feelings, researchers say

1/23/2017
Does 'Juvy' Confinement Jeopardize Long-Term Health?

It may be time for U.S. to explore alternatives for wayward youths, studies suggest

1/20/2017
Many Women With Eating Disorders Do Recover, Study Finds

But it may take years or longer, researchers acknowledge

1/20/2017
Obamacare Covered More People With Mental Illness, Addictions

But greater numbers need to be in treatment for these conditions, researcher says

1/20/2017
Screen Time May Not Be So Bad for Teens After All

Those who spend hours on smartphones, computers, TV can still flourish, develop social skills, study finds

1/19/2017
Many With Mental Illness Miss Out on HIV Tests

Rates of infection up to 15 times higher, yet testing rates similar to those without psychiatric woes, study finds

1/18/2017
Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders

10 percent seeking facial procedures have condition called body dysmorphic disorder, study contends

1/17/2017
Postpartum Depression Affects New Dads, Too

Certain men at greater risk, doctors say

1/16/2017
Most Smokers With Mental Illness Want to Kick the Habit

But psychiatrists and caseworkers often don't recognize this need, survey finds

1/13/2017
Watching Others 'Vape' May Trigger Urge to Smoke

Newer e-cigarettes boost same impulses as real cigarettes, researcher says

1/12/2017
'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks

New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

1/9/2017
More Americans Questioning Safety of E-Cigarettes

Fewer people see these devices as safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, survey shows

1/6/2017
'You're Not My Wife, You're an Impostor'

Brain imaging reveals clues to rare, puzzling delusions

1/3/2017
Gun Violence May Be 'Contagious,' Study Suggests

Those at highest risk for being shot had most friends who had recently been shot

12/30/2016
Making New Year's Resolutions That Last

Think small, manageable goals -- not sweeping lifestyle changes, psychologists advise

12/26/2016
For Better Results From Customer Service, Don't Make It Personal

Study suggests words like 'great' and 'fine' also help

12/24/2016
Are Your Gifts Always Getting Returned?

Think about how the recipient will use the gift, study suggests

12/22/2016
Is Season the Reason Why Heart Deaths Spike at Christmas?

Increase isn't tied to cold temps, but likely due to holiday-related factors, researchers say

12/19/2016
Life After Juvenile Detention Isn't Easy, Especially for Minorities

Only 1 in 5 males was working or in school full-time 12 years later, study reveals