Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

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