Psychology and Mental Health News

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6/1/2006
Researchers Explore Psychological Link to Bowel Disorder

Doctors are looking for mind-body connection for irritable bowel syndrome

5/31/2006
Parents Key to Helping Kids Cope with Violence

The right approach eases stress in tough neighborhoods, study finds

5/30/2006
Teens With Bipolar Disorder Misinterpret Facial Expressions

Brain scans show they're more apt to see hostility where none exists

5/30/2006
Ritalin May Keep Mental Distraction at Bay

Rat study may point to ADHD drug's underlying mechanism

5/26/2006
Lower Income May Mean Higher Stress

Study shows anxiety, other woes rise as paychecks get smaller

5/26/2006
Health Tip: Dealing With Post-Baby Blues

Suggestions for postpartum depression

5/26/2006
Good Communication Key to Rheumatoid Arthritis Care

It builds trust between doctor and patient, study finds

5/19/2006
Some Sports Parents Are 'Out of Bounds'

Their 'enthusiasm' can damage a child's development, study says

5/18/2006
Spirituality May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Church-going U.S. blacks had better BP, even with standard risk factors

5/17/2006
Scientists Map Genes on Chromosome 1

It's the biggest chromosome humans have, and source of many disease-linked mutations

5/16/2006
Research Reveals How Prozac Triggers New Brain Cell Growth

It points to one way SSRI drugs may fight depression, experts say

5/15/2006
No Signs of Illness in Returning U.K. War Vets

British study finds no evidence of another 'Gulf War syndrome'

5/15/2006
Many Poorer New Yorkers Suffered Post-9/11 PTSD

Most saw their general physician for help with post-traumatic stress disorder, study found

5/5/2006
Colicky Babies Boost Postpartum Depression Risk in Moms

Women with fussy newborns face twice the risk of the disorder, study finds

5/4/2006
Zoloft Helps Diabetics Fight Depression

Antidepressant eases symptoms and postpones relapse, study finds

5/4/2006
Parents Hold the Key to Child's Healthy Weight

High self-esteem and healthy eating habits keep obesity away, experts say

5/4/2006
Gene Could Play Key Role in Autism

Mice without the PTEN gene exhibited autistic behaviors, study found

5/3/2006
Key Factors Spur Older Cancer Patients to Quit Chemo

Colon cancer study cites frailty, lack of support as important to this decision

5/3/2006
Neurologic Problems May Boost PTSD Risk

Vietnam vet twins study gives insight into cause of post-traumatic stress disorder

5/2/2006
Mom's Mental Health Woes Can Pass to Kids

Research shows higher rates of ADHD, other troubles, in children of ill or abused mothers

4/28/2006
Spit Test Spots Child's Stress

Levels of a key enzyme are higher in saliva of anxious kids, researchers say

4/27/2006
NYC Teens Drank More After 9/11

Nearly twice as likely to consume more alcohol, study finds

4/17/2006
Health Tip: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

It can be controlled with medication

4/13/2006
Feel-Good Tanning May Be Addiction

Ultraviolet rays produce endorphins, study suggests

4/12/2006
Brain's 'Oops' Center Gives Clues to OCD

It lights up when people worry about making costly mistakes, study finds

4/9/2006
When Worry Gets in the Way of Life

General anxiety disorder can be treated with drugs, therapy

4/7/2006
Spirituality Can Soothe Body and Soul

Experts contend strong spiritual bent and positive outlook can boost your health

4/4/2006
Many Obese Don't See the Problem

They often label themselves normal-weight or slightly overweight, study finds

4/3/2006
TV and Video-Game Violence Harms Kids

It boosts aggression while keeping children isolated, studies find

4/3/2006
Job Insecurity Takes Major Toll on Worker Health

University of Michigan findings suggest current trends in U.S. labor market fuel anxiety

3/30/2006
Online Support Eases Breast Cancer Stress

Talking with others brings understanding, researchers say

3/29/2006
U.S. Military Has New Online Mental Health Resource

Anonymous self-assessment program helps spot problems

3/29/2006
Guided Imagery Helps Children Facing Surgery

The technique eases anxiety and lessens pain, study says

3/28/2006
Most New Moms Exhausted: Study

C-sections, breast-feeding especially linked to postpartum woes

3/24/2006
Not All Troubled New Moms Are Depressed

Many have stress and anxiety unconnected to depression, study finds

3/19/2006
Study Looks at All the Lonely People

Over a third of adults -- especially 40-somethings -- feel alone, research reveals

3/4/2006
Omega-3s May Bring On Better Mood

The fish oil nutrient may make people more 'agreeable,' study finds

3/3/2006
Gene May Explain Bulimia-OCD Link

Obsessive-compulsive disorders and eating disorders tend to appear together, researchers note

3/3/2006
Health Tip: A Broken Heart Can Make You Sick

But usually there's no permanent damage

3/1/2006
Strong Immune System May Protect Women From Loneliness-Linked lllness

Rat study showed males have much weaker responses after prolonged isolation

2/27/2006
Stigma Still Shadows Psychiatric Care

Americans reluctant to use drugs proven to ease mental woes, study finds

2/22/2006
No Link Between Cholesterol, Suicide in Alcoholics

New findings run counter to previous research

2/21/2006
Stress in Early Pregnancy Linked to Miscarriage

Ease anxieties before you get pregnant, experts advise

2/19/2006
Leisure Brings Little Relief to Busy Moms

Study finds that, unlike men, they still feel pressured

2/16/2006
Cautious Personality Might Boost Parkinson's Risk

Straight-laced types may have higher odds for the disease, study suggests

2/15/2006
Spouse's Hospitalization Can Take Heavy Toll

Stress boosts death risk for healthy partner, study finds

2/10/2006
Parents' Fighting Has Long-Term Impact on Kids

Studies show they don't 'get used to it' with time

2/9/2006
Music to Your Friends' Ears?

Peer pressure may push hit songs to the top, study finds

2/6/2006
Maternal Antidepressant Use Can Trigger Withdrawal in Newborns

But symptoms appear fleeting, and women should still take these medications if needed, experts say

1/31/2006
Anger Can Harm Your Health

ER visits show injured men were more likely to be upset at the time they got hurt