Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

2/23/2007
Genetic Link to Suicidal Tendencies Nailed Down

A third study replicates finding that chromosome 2 region plays a vital role

2/22/2007
Practical Skills Training Keeps College Kids Sober

Brief intervention is most effective in reducing problem drinking, study finds

2/22/2007
It Pays to Be Picky in Love

Speed-dating singles who liked everyone were rejected as 'desperate,' study found

2/21/2007
ADHD Drugs Need Better Warnings on Heart, Psychiatric Risks: FDA

All meds must now come with patient guideline inserts, agency says

2/20/2007
Stages of Grief Theory Put to the Test

Researchers find the bereaved do go through stages, but not necessarily as expected

2/19/2007
Video-Gaming Docs May Make Better Surgeons

Best players made 47% fewer errors when performing laparoscopy, study found

2/19/2007
Being Breast-Fed May Be Key to Success

Those who were bottle-fed are less upwardly mobile, U.K. study finds

2/15/2007
Eating in Large Groups Boosts Food Intake

Study in children finds 'social facilitation' overrides normal appetite

2/15/2007
Religious Faith May Speed Stroke Recovery

Belief, sense of community may improve coping skills, researchers say

2/13/2007
Study Probes Behaviors Linked to Parkinson's Treatment

Some patients develop gambling or sex addictions, experts note

2/12/2007
Research Reveals How Antipsychotic Drugs Cause Weight Gain

A histamine in many of these meds may be to blame, researchers say

2/6/2007
Danish Study Tracks Rise in Childhood Psychiatric Disorders

Autism, Tourette's and hyperkinetic disorders in upward trend, researchers find

2/6/2007
Loneliness Could Boost Alzheimer's Risk

The exact link remains unclear, researchers say

2/5/2007
Early-Life Factors Raise Risks for Adult Mental Woes

Low birth weight and a history of child abuse, together, are especially harmful, study finds

2/5/2007
4 in 10 Kids See Adult Material Online: Study

Online filters can delay exposure, experts say

2/2/2007
Conflicting Attitudes Hinder Women's Help in Clinical Trials

Uncertainty about investigators' ethics, purpose of tests halt some from participating

2/1/2007
New Technique Allows 'Feeling' in Artificial Arm

Innovative nerve growth could improve quality of life for amputees

2/1/2007
Scientists Get Closer to Depression's DNA

Two gene studies could help bring new treatments, experts say

2/1/2007
Binge Eating Tops Other Eating Disorders: Survey

The compulsive behavior is widespread and helps drive obesity epidemic, experts say

1/31/2007
End-of-Life Communication Helps Families Cope With Loss

Just 10 extra minutes with health-care providers reduced stress and depression, study finds

1/31/2007
LSD Study Probes Hallucinogen's Effect on Brain

Experiments with mice may lead to new psychiatric drugs, researchers say

1/29/2007
Familial Factors May Not Impact MS Severity: Study

Findings have major implications for counseling of patients, researchers say

1/26/2007
Acupressure May Help Dementia Patients

Small trial suggests it eases illness-linked agitation

1/23/2007
Trained Dogs Not Always Detecting Epileptic Seizures

Sometimes they're picking up on psychological seizures, study claims

1/18/2007
Layoffs Stress Everyone in the Workplace

Even those who aren't let go are at heightened risk for mental illness, study finds

1/15/2007
Why Video Games May Be Hard to Give Up

More than just fun, study suggests the best platforms fulfill basic psychological needs

1/8/2007
PTSD Patients Have Diminished Pain Response

The anxiety disorder may lead to altered processing signals, study finds

1/5/2007
Exercising the Body Keeps the Mind Fit

Physical activity fights a host of mental woes, experts say

1/5/2007
Nightmares Linked to Suicide Attempts

Association of sleep disorders not causal, but found to increase risk fivefold, study finds

1/5/2007
Awareness Under Anesthesia Less Common Than Thought

Study finds many cases are mistaken or do not cause severe effects

1/5/2007
Health Tip: Recognize Suicidal Behaviors

Pay attention to these warning signs

1/2/2007
Send Summer Camp Homesickness Packing

Tips for parents to help their children enjoy their home away from home