Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

8/24/2007
Obese Children Miss More School Days

Teasing, health woes may contribute, researchers say

8/23/2007
Parental Stress Can Keep Kids Obese

Helping children slim down may mean helping parents, study finds

8/23/2007
Experiments Get Close to 'Out-of-Body' Experience

Using virtual reality, volunteers mimicked the near-death phenomenon

8/23/2007
Scientists Spot Brain's 'Free Will' Center

It helps people refrain from actions good and bad, experts say

8/23/2007
Battle Continues Over Vietnam PTSD Numbers

Each estimate has its boosters, critics, new articles show

8/22/2007
Weight-Loss Surgeries Extend Lives

Studies support expanded use of gastric bypass, banding, experts say

8/22/2007
Gene May Help Spur Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Mice with the mutation exhibited fearful, repetitive behaviors, researchers say

8/22/2007
Study Probes Roots of Fearful Memories

Neurochemical sears traumatic moments into the brain, study suggests

8/20/2007
Does Pathological Shyness Make for School Shooters?

Researchers devise screen that may be able to spot teens prone to violence

8/17/2007
Depression Taking Toll on Returning U.S. Vets

Many feel like 'guests in their own home,' study finds

8/17/2007
Social Stress Could Worsen MS

Mouse study suggests it spurs inflammatory processes

8/13/2007
Marriage-Minded Women Focus on Men's Faces

Macho looks are less appealing than softer features, study finds

8/13/2007
U.S. Culture Boosts Hispanic Immigrants' Substance Abuse Risk

Rates of illegal drug use rose 13-fold after 'acculturation,' study found

8/10/2007
Unhealthy, Alone, Many Older People 'Self-Neglect'

Getting them social services can be a real challenge, experts say

8/9/2007
Friendship May Lie in the Genes

DNA-guided temperament helps decide whom people are drawn to, study suggests

8/9/2007
Cosmetic Breast Surgeries Tied to Increased Suicide Risk

Underlying psychiatric trouble most likely to blame, researchers say

8/9/2007
Cosmetic Surgery TV Shows Get Viewers Pondering

Reality fare spurs interest in nips, tucks, other procedures, study finds

8/6/2007
Brain Studies Show ADHD Is Real Disease

Condition appears linked to dopamine function, experts say

8/6/2007
Foods Taste Better With McDonald's Logo, Kids Say

Study suggests branding has powerful effect on preschoolers' diet

8/6/2007
Health Tip: Have a Healthy Retirement

Plan ahead to reduce stress

8/6/2007
Health Tip: Adjusting to a Move

Help your child deal with the change

8/2/2007
Antidepressant Effectiveness May Depend on Genes

Key DNA influences Celexa's level of benefit, study finds

8/2/2007
Anorexia May Be More Common Than Thought

Many women show symptoms but eventually recover, study finds

8/2/2007
Orangutans Make Their Point With 'Charades'

They use gestures, focusing on those that work best, scientists say

8/1/2007
Most Sleepless Kids Prescribed Drugs: Study

Practice is widespread, even though FDA doesn't approve pediatric use

7/30/2007
Health Tip: When a Pet Dies

Help your child deal with the loss

7/25/2007
Family, Friends May 'Spread' Obesity

Social norms encourage people to become overweight, study suggests

7/23/2007
Gene May Help Spur Premenstrual Depression

Finding could explain why some women are more vulnerable to the condition

7/20/2007
Brain Chemical Could Help Beat Back Despair

Mouse study suggests boosting the substance might fight mental ills

7/20/2007
Distraction Can Defuse Drunken Violence

Study suggests it's a useful ploy against bar brawls, other trouble

7/20/2007
Studies Track Treatment Outcomes for Kids With ADHD

Meds plus behavior therapy work best, but symptoms can return

7/20/2007
Family, More Than Genes, Helps Drive Divorce

Parents' experience often replicated in grown offspring, study finds

7/13/2007
No Clear Evidence Meditation Can Boost Health: Study

Better data needed for mindfulness, yoga, other methods, researchers say

7/12/2007
Brain May Be Able to Suppress Memories

Experiment suggests humans can will themselves to forget

7/12/2007
Health Tip: Dealing With Loss

Healthy ways to face your emotions

7/11/2007
Most U.S. Newborns Now Screened for Genetic Disease

State-by-state 'report card' shows rates nearly doubled in two years

7/8/2007
Experts Offer Advice to Caregivers of Elderly

Geriatrics Society tip sheet can help family members avoid burnout

7/6/2007
Dying of a Broken Heart Can Happen

Grief-stricken woman's near-death experience sheds light on the phenomenon

7/6/2007
7/5/2007
Science Quiets Myth of 'Chatterbox' Females

Study finds men, women use same quantity of words each day

7/5/2007
Brain Circuitry Trouble May Explain Depression

Rat study could reveal why the illness varies so much between patients

7/3/2007
Men Put Their Health on the Back Burner

Survey finds more than a quarter wait 'as long as possible' before seeking help

7/3/2007
Epilepsy May Raise Suicide Risk

Danish study finds it triples the odds, with women most strongly affected

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