Psychology and Mental Health News

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11/24/2016
Are Your Kids Thankful?

These tips from a child development expert will help you foster an everyday attitude of gratitude in your children

11/23/2016
1 in 7 Young Teens Is a Stalking Victim: Survey

They're at higher risk of substance abuse and depression, researchers say

11/23/2016
Keep Kids in Mind When Politics Intrude at Thanksgiving

Heated political discussions can frighten children, psychiatrists warn

11/23/2016
'Enthusiastic' Dads May Mean Less Troubled Kids: Study

A man's enjoyment, confidence in his role as father seemed even more important than time spent

11/22/2016
Palliative Care Raises Quality of Life, But Doesn't Extend It

Researchers find value for extremely ill patients and their caregivers, but add that it doesn't affect survival

11/22/2016
Violent Media Often Give Rise to Nightmares

Research also found viewing sexual content can lead to erotic dreams, but not as often

11/21/2016
Sexism Could Harm Men's Health: Study

Playboy attitudes and power over women linked to higher risk of mental health woes

11/21/2016
Teen 'Choking Game' Played Solo Points to Suicide Risks

Kids who tried this game alone were almost 5 times more likely to think of killing themselves, study finds

11/18/2016
Depressed Women Less Likely to Get Best Breast Cancer Care: Study

Researchers aren't sure why, but urge doctors to monitor these patients carefully

11/18/2016
Neighborhoods May Be Key to Teens' Mental Well-Being

When neighbors look out for others' kids, children have better emotional health, study finds

11/17/2016
Pessimism May Take Unwelcome Toll on the Heart

Study suggests that glum folks have higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease

11/16/2016
11/14/2016
Depression on the Rise Among U.S. Teens, Especially Girls

Report authors point to cyberbullying, social media use as possible causes, but say that hasn't been proven

11/11/2016
Kids React Differently When a Beloved Pet Dies

Some want a new animal right away, while others feel they need to honor the memory

11/11/2016
PTSD May Affect Boys, Girls Differently, Brain Scans Show

Changes in brain regions seemed to differ by gender, researchers say

11/10/2016
Can a Community's 'Well-Being' Help You Live Longer?

Study found people in more contented U.S. counties lived an extra two years or more

11/9/2016
Smartphones May Hinder a Good Night's Sleep

Study suggests a link between the devices and troubled slumber

11/8/2016
Self-Harm a Cause of Death During Pregnancy and for New Moms

Suicide, overdoses are occurring when expecting and in first year of motherhood; depression a likely factor, study finds

11/8/2016
Parents Often Miss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Kids

Signs may include nightmares, avoiding reminders of the trauma, feeling unsafe, researchers find

11/4/2016
Hypochondriacs May Worry Themselves Into Heart Trouble

Anxiety about health can boost the chances for heart disease, study suggests

11/3/2016
Graphic Cigarette Pack Labels May Cut U.S. Smoking Deaths

Researchers predict well over half a million lives would be saved over 50 years

11/2/2016
Could Loneliness Be an Early Sign of Alzheimer's?

People with 'biomarkers' for the brain disease were more likely to feel socially detached, study finds

11/1/2016
Psychiatric Drugs May Reduce Ex-Prisoners' Violent Crime Rate

Medications used to treat addiction cut risk in half, study says

10/31/2016
Can Facebook Friend Requests Predict Longevity?

Those most sought after as a connection on the social media site tended to live longer, study suggests

10/28/2016
Stressful Jobs With Little Control/Shorter Life Spans?

Workers with more say in their jobs had better chance of living longer, study finds

10/26/2016
Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits

Early intervention reduced symptom severity years later, study finds

10/26/2016
On-the-Job Rudeness Spreads Easily

Bad behavior and disrespect can take a toll on companies' bottom line, researchers say

10/25/2016
Surfing Through Selfies Tied to Low Self-Esteem?

Online survey also found those who checked out posted photos of others a lot had lower life satisfaction

10/23/2016
United States Ranks in Top 10 for Empathy

But, study author says social media, parenting practices and bullying may one day lower America's compassion score

10/21/2016
Bullied Teen's Suicide Didn't Spur Copycat Attempts: Study

Canadian case was highly publicized on social media, researchers report

10/20/2016
Troubled Childhood May Boost Bipolar Risk: Study

Research review suggests strong link with emotional abuse

10/19/2016
For Overheated Viewers of Presidential Race: 'De-Escalate First'

Psychologist offers tips to lower stress over bitter campaign playing out in family rooms across America

10/18/2016
Rates of Preventive Mastectomy Doubled in a Decade, and Fear Is a Factor

Many patients also think it's the best treatment for breast cancer, study finds

10/17/2016
U.S. Psychiatric Patients Face Long Waits in ERs

1 in 5 emergency doctors reports waiting at least 2 days for a bed for someone who's mentally ill

10/17/2016
Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study

They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

10/13/2016
'Doc, This Election's Killing Me!'

More than half of Americans report stress as Clinton, Trump battle for the White House

10/7/2016
Study IDs Effective Rx for Burned-Out Doctors

Shorter workdays, stress-management training can help the more than half of U.S. physicians affected

10/6/2016
Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study

Psychologist recommends mental health screening at routine checkups

10/6/2016
Love Your Co-workers? It Could Boost Your Health

Social connections on the job deliver psychological benefits, study suggests

10/5/2016
Better Job Prospects When Young May Pay Off in Better Health

County-by-county study finds improved physical, mental well-being with career advancement

10/4/2016
Delaying Breast Reconstruction After Cancer May Raise Patients' Anxiety

Coordinating surgeries might reduce levels of distress after mastectomy for breast cancer, researchers say

10/3/2016
Some Doctors Swayed by Political Beliefs

Voting issues may affect advice on abortion, guns, marijuana, study finds

10/3/2016
Worry About Job Loss May be Linked to Diabetes Risk: Study

Blood sugar disorder rate was 19 percent higher for people concerned about getting fired

10/2/2016
Making Friends 101: What Works for College Freshmen

Emotional skills will help build lasting friendships, whereas narcissism turns people off, study finds

9/30/2016
'Mindfulness'-Based Approach Could Help You Stay Slim

Treatment focuses on personal goals and 'cues' to overeating, researcher says

9/30/2016
'Entitled' People May Be Pursuing an Unhappy Path

Inflated expectations of what they deserve doom many to disappointment, review of the data shows

9/28/2016
'The Pill' May Raise Depression Risk

Study also ties hormonal patches, IUDs to greater antidepressant use, especially in teens

9/28/2016
A Happy Spouse May Keep You Healthy

Your husband or wife can encourage good lifestyle habits, researchers say

9/28/2016
Homeless, Mentally Ill Youth Benefit From Housing Program

Over two years, they had a more stable living situation, researchers report

9/28/2016
Doctors Often Neglect Their Own Mental Health

Perceived stigma, fear of career repercussions hinder treatment, study suggests