Psychology and Mental Health News

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12/31/2006
Motivation Key to Keeping Those 'Get Fit' Resolutions

Real change could involve a mental checklist, experts say

12/30/2006
Resolve to Keep Those New Year's Resolutions

Expert offers three key steps to achieving goals

12/29/2006
Ad Campaigns Help Get Kids Active

Media spots moved youngsters toward healthy exercise, CDC team say

12/28/2006
Race, Gender Influenced Reaction to 9/11

White males were more likely to advocate violent retribution, study found

12/28/2006
Virtual Reality Soothes Young Burn Patients

High-tech game designed to distract kids during daily, painful treatments

12/18/2006
9/11 Study Offers Insight Into How Memories Are Formed

The brain's fear center created stronger memories for those nearest Ground Zero

12/16/2006
Helping Grieving Children Through the Holidays

New guidebook offers tips on aiding kids who've lost a loved one

12/11/2006
Hysteria a Real Neurological Condition: Study

Brain imaging study suggests unexplained ailments have solid causes

12/9/2006
College Students Can Pack Stress for Holiday Home Stay

Newfound independence may mean a change in plans for all in the family

12/7/2006
Autism Linked to Brain's 'Fear Center'

Young men with the condition had smaller amygdalas, researchers report

12/6/2006
Genes Can Impact Depression Treatment

Patients with specific DNA were 40 percent more likely to respond, study found

12/5/2006
Treating Workers' Depression Helps Companies' Bottom Line

Initial costs are more than recouped over time, study finds

12/5/2006
Antidepressants May Up Risk for Attempted, Not Completed, Suicide

New study could help clear up confusion around SSRI drugs such as Prozac

12/4/2006
Underweight Women More Likely to Miscarry

Better diet before pregnancy can cut risk in half, study finds

12/1/2006
Diabetes Drug Halts Weight Gain in Kids Taking Antipsychotics

Metformin may allow children to stay healthy mentally and physically, study finds

11/30/2006
U.S. Asian Immigrants at Lower Mental Health Risk

Their rate of psychiatric disorder is half those of native-born Americans, study finds

11/29/2006
Hypnosis Eases Breast Cancer Biopsy Pain

The technique has no side effects, researchers add

11/28/2006
Stressful Sleep Loss May Impair Memory

Sleep-deprived rats show link between brain impairment, stress hormones

11/27/2006
Newly Depressed Heart-Attack Patients at Cardiac Risk

Their odds of second attack are higher than for those with prior history of depression, study finds

11/23/2006
Holiday Stress Can Be Navigated

Forget media images and set a course for practicality, expert advises

11/21/2006
Coping With the Holiday Blues

Some helpful tips if the season is less than joyful

11/20/2006
'Virtual 9/11' Brings Ground Zero Survivors Real Healing

High-tech video simulation a potent weapon against PTSD, experts say

11/17/2006
Panic Attacks Exacerbate Diabetes Symptoms

Those affected had poorer blood-sugar control, study found

11/10/2006
Paxil Treats 'Compulsive Hoarding'

The condition, linked to OCD, causes people to collect useless objects

11/10/2006
Higher IQs Protect Kids From Traumatic Events

Smarter children are less vulnerable to trauma and its aftermath, study suggests

11/4/2006
A Sound Body, a Healthy Mind

Paying heed to one enhances the other, experts say

11/3/2006
Pleasant Surroundings Boost Walking Habits

Aesthetics and shopping count for more than traffic, crime, study shows

11/2/2006
New Test Could Spot Dementia Earlier

7-minute test detects milder signs, developers say

11/1/2006
Antidepressants Lower Kids' Suicide Risk, New Research Finds

Study runs counter to recent FDA warning on the drugs

11/1/2006
Poor Reading Skills Raise Teen Suicide Risk

Literacy trouble also boosted school dropout rate, study found

11/1/2006
Doctor-Patient Teamwork Can Beat Depression

Sometimes, success doesn't come until third or fourth therapy, study finds

10/31/2006
American Blacks Face Comparable Suicide Risk

Study refutes notion that suicide is a largely 'white' problem

10/30/2006
Elephants Recognize Themselves in Mirrors

Pondering their image, they seem to understand the notion of 'self,' researchers say

10/27/2006
Neurons Dictate Which Birds of a Feather Flock Together

Research might yield insights into overcoming shyness, other social problems, in people

10/24/2006
Anxiety Disorders Tied to Physical Illness

Panic disorders, phobias can help spur arthritis and other ills, study finds

10/23/2006
Lung Tests Can Help Smokers Quit

Especially when they're backed up by phone counseling, study finds

10/19/2006
Could Personality Influence Cancer Risk?

Rat study finds timid rodents tend to fare worse

10/19/2006
Suicide Risk Doubles After Cancer Diagnosis

Actual numbers are still small, study finds, with men at highest risk

10/18/2006
Marijuana-Like Compound May Slow Alzheimer's

And the club drug Ecstasy is giving scientists clues to Parkinson's disease

10/6/2006
Newer Schizophrenia Drugs May Be No Better

British trial finds little difference in quality of life, compared to older medications

10/6/2006
'Real Man' Stereotypes Keep Depressed Men From Treatment

Older males have an 8-fold higher suicide risk than women, experts note

10/6/2006
Car Safety Improvements May Not Be Working

Airbags and antilock brakes only make driver less cautious, study suggests

10/6/2006
Behavioral Therapy Gets Sleepless Seniors Snoozing

More than 70 percent benefited from just two sessions, researchers say

10/5/2006
Behavior Therapy Eases Kids' Sleep Woes

New review of the data shows these interventions work

10/4/2006
ADHD Raises Kids' Health Costs Even Before Diagnosis

Study also finds race-based differences in ADHD spending

10/4/2006
Experts Offering Free Mental Health Screenings Oct. 5

Onset of fall is prime time for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), they note

10/1/2006
Men, Too, Will Shop 'Til They Drop

One in 20 Americans suffers from 'compulsive buying,' large study finds

9/29/2006
Mom-to-Daughter Gene May Help Spur Schizophrenia

It's not clear whether the same dynamic works in boys, researchers say

9/28/2006
Post-Stroke Depression Undertreated

Only 1 in 5 patients get antidepressants, study finds

9/28/2006
Married Parents Show Better Mental Health

Study found higher rates of depression, violence among unmarried couples