Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

4/6/2007
Too Many Americans Shun Needed Mental Health Care

Stigma, lack of insurance keep two-thirds from treatment, study finds

4/6/2007
Health Tip: Dealing With Depression

Suggestions on how to get through it

4/5/2007
Intensive Psychotherapy Boosts Bipolar Disorder Outcomes

Adding it to meds helps patients achieve lasting recovery, study finds

4/5/2007
It's Hip to Live Past 100

Staying active, current may be key to centenarian's success, survey finds

4/3/2007
First U.S. Online Autism Registry Begins

The goal is better research aimed at a cure, experts say

4/3/2007
Baby's Poor Response to Name Might Warn of Autism

It's just one of many findings pointing to better diagnosis, treatment

4/2/2007
Fewer Children Taking Antidepressants

Drop-off follows warnings about possible suicide risk, study finds

3/31/2007
U.S. Centers to Launch Major Study of Anorexia

Developing effective treatments keyed to family support is researchers' goal

3/30/2007
Some People Find Angry Expressions Rewarding

Study finds those with high testosterone levels get enjoyment from provocative teasing

3/29/2007
If Friends Drink and Drive, So May You

Study confirms the power of peers in encouraging DWI

3/29/2007
Job Performance Can Go Up in Smoke

Smoking employees take more sick leave, perform more poorly, studies find

3/28/2007
Antidepressants May Not Help Fight Bipolar Disorder

Stick to mood stabilizer alone, major new study suggests

3/27/2007
Anxiety Rising on U.S. College Campuses

More students seeking help for OCD, PTSD, other woes, survey finds

3/22/2007
Phone-Based Therapy Eases Long-Term Depression

Study finds patients report satisfaction, better adherence to meds

3/20/2007
Cosmetic Procedures on the Rise -- Again

Botox, liposuction among the most popular procedures in 2006, survey finds

3/20/2007
High Rate of Psychiatric Woes in Children Bereaved by 9/11

Rates of PTSD and other conditions doubled in the years after the attacks, study found

3/19/2007
Caring for ALS Patient Brings Emotional Strain

Family caregivers face higher risk of depression than the patient, study finds

3/19/2007
Video Racing Games Linked to Risky Road Behavior

Study finds higher levels of aggressiveness and potentially dangerous behavior

3/16/2007
Antidepressants Don't Help Kleptomaniacs

But study authors say the drugs may eventually prove beneficial

3/14/2007
Social Stress May Kill Off New Brain Cells

Rat finding suggests link between anxiety, depression

3/13/2007
Health Tip: Building Your Child's Self-Esteem

Help her feel good about herself

3/12/2007
Mental Health Woes Afflict Almost a Third of Iraq, Afghan Vets

And experts worry the numbers are rising

3/9/2007
'Angry Gene' Could Help Spur Hostility

Women with this DNA more likely to feel, express anger, study finds

3/9/2007
'Driven' Personalities May Encourage Irritable Bowel

Anxiety, restlessness could exacerbate the disease, experts say

3/9/2007
Puberty-Linked Anxieties May Lead to Panic Disorder

Raised sensitivity to body changes can make teens more prone to worry, study suggests

3/8/2007
Depression Hits U.S. Blacks Harder Than Whites

They are more likely to develop severe, intractable illness, study finds

3/7/2007
Mental, Physical Torture Inflict Similar Pain

Bosnian, Serbian survivors found both equally traumatizing, psychologists say

3/7/2007
Blood Test Could Spot Panic Disorder

The condition triggers specific genetic changes in white blood cells

3/5/2007
Severe Stress May Damage Children's Brains

PTSD could shrink a key center for emotion and memory, study suggests

3/5/2007
Stressed-Out Kids More Prone to Fever

Family-linked anxiety may open the door to infection, study suggests

3/5/2007
Intimate Partner Abuse Affects Broad Spectrum of Ages

Study finds 4% of women aged 65 and older reported mistreatment within past 5 years

3/5/2007
Depression Worsens Outcomes for Heart Failure Patients

Study finds that those depressed are 50% more likely to die or be hospitalized for the condition

3/2/2007
Sleeplessness Clouds Moral Choices

People kept up all night had more trouble weighing tough decisions, study found

3/2/2007
Studies Compare New Antipsychotic Drugs

Patients may need to try out more than one med for best results, experts say

2/28/2007
Image Concerns Tied to Depression in Arthritis, Lupus Patients

Study suggests counseling can minimize fear of deformities, physical limitations

2/27/2007
'Prolonged Exposure' Therapy Best for Female Vets With PTSD

Study found it was more effective than commonly used treatment

2/26/2007
Ads on Sexy TV Shows a Turnoff for Women

Product pitchers may want to avoid racier programming, British study finds

2/23/2007
Alcoholics May Have Trouble Reading Others' Emotions

They often misinterpret facial expressions, study shows