Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

5/27/2007
Autism's Rise May Reflect Broader Definition, Better Diagnosis

Experts weigh in on possible causes for the mysterious disorder

5/25/2007
Mental Health Myths Stymie Treatment

Many avoid seeking help based on fear of stigma, experts say

5/25/2007
Al Unser Jr. Is Putting the Brakes on Alcoholism

Speedway champ kept addiction secret for years, but now hopes his story can help others

5/25/2007
Treating the Mind Eases Irritable Bowel

Hypnotherapy, antidepressants can all work, experts say

5/25/2007
Added Treatment Won't Speed Whiplash Recovery

Aggressive approach may even slow healing, study suggests

5/18/2007
Mental Development Similar Among Boys, Girls

U.S. study is first major examination of typical changes through childhood

5/18/2007
Katrina Victims 10 Times More Prone to Post-Traumatic Stress

Many require long-term mental health follow-up, researchers say

5/17/2007
Severely Obese Women More Likely to Skip Cancer Scans

Many may feel embarrassed at getting weighed or examined, expert says

5/17/2007
Friends Are Key to Teens' Views on Sex

Young Americans also seek out like-minded companions, study finds

5/16/2007
Emotions, Fears Cloud Notions of Cancer Risk

A better grasp of the facts leads to smarter health choices, experts say

5/15/2007
Unfair Treatment Can Harm the Heart

Sense of injustice raises heart attack risk, study finds

5/14/2007
Anxiety Ups Death Risk in Heart Failure Patients

Stressed-out had double the odds for poor outcomes, study found

5/14/2007
Support Groups Don't Extend Cancer Patients' Lives

But they can improve a person's quality of life, study authors say

5/10/2007
Registry to Track Those With 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

Rare, life-threatening condition can occur after major emotional trauma

5/9/2007
It's What You Eat, Not How, That Counts

Eating slowly in smaller portions may not curb overeating, study finds

5/7/2007
More Than 10% of U.S. Adults Develop Drug Problems

Many of these abuses are associated with psychiatric disorders, study finds

5/6/2007
Dads' Parenting Style Influences Childhood Obesity

Clear limits, parental follow-through can help curb overweight epidemic

5/4/2007
Eating Disorders Often Overlooked in Boys

They don't share the warning signs of young girls, studies find

5/4/2007
Autistic Kids Have Difficulties Learning Words

They find it hard to focus on, distinguish new words, brain study finds

5/3/2007
Autistic Toddlers Easily Study Photos of Faces

Finding is surprising, since most will avoid real-life eye contact

5/3/2007
Teens With Migraines at Greater Risk of Suicide

Almost half have at least one psychiatric disorder, study finds

4/30/2007
Mentally Ill Kids Face Widespread Stigma

Most Americans also believe children are overmedicated, survey finds

4/28/2007
Despite Dentists' Urging, Many Don't Take Proper Care of Teeth

Even 'behavior management techniques' can't get people to brush and floss the right way

4/27/2007
Depression May Be Early Sign of Parkinson's Disease

Too often, doctors may blame mood change on impact of diagnosis, experts say

4/20/2007
9/11 Dreams Study Suggests TV Coverage Boosted Stress

Findings would apply to people coping with Virginia Tech tragedy, expert says

4/16/2007
Deep Brain Stimulation Can Boost Memory

It may help patients with severe depression and other disorders, study finds

4/13/2007
90% of Elementary School Kids Are Bullied: Survey

Some experts doubt the problem is that pervasive, but all agree it needs to be eliminated

4/13/2007
Teens' 'Competence Skills' Key to Avoiding Drug Abuse: Study

Strong self-image, ability to say 'no' deciding factors in resisting peer pressure

4/11/2007
A Brother's Death, a Sister's Awakening

His inspiring fight against a crippling cancer taught her the value of life and love

4/10/2007
Spirituality Influences Health, Most U.S. Doctors Say

But only a minority thinks religion affects medical outcomes, study finds