Psychology and Mental Health News

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8/31/2006
Anger Tough on the Lungs

Over time, it can speed respiratory decline, researchers say

8/28/2006
Mental Health Woes Doubled After Katrina

But largest survey to date also found new resilience, sense of community

8/25/2006
Bad Habits May Run in the Family

Kids of smokers, drinkers especially prone to these behaviors, study finds

8/24/2006
Fatherhood May Alter the Brain

Monkey study showed neurological changes linked to learning

8/24/2006
8/23/2006
D.C. Sniper Attacks Left Some With PTSD

Study found 7 percent of area residents at risk for PTSD

8/18/2006
Childhood Cancer Survivors at Raised Risk for Suicide

One in eight adults had considered ending their lives, study found

8/17/2006
Vietnam's Psychological Toll on Troops Revised Downward

Close analysis shows 40 percent fewer cases of post-traumatic stress disorder

8/17/2006
Coping Strategies Help Caregivers Deal With Death

'Complicated grief' can be difficult to handle, researchers say

8/14/2006
Depressed? Marriage May Help, Study Says

But it's no substitute for standard depression treatment, experts agree

8/11/2006
'Loner' Kids May Face Adult Heart Woes

Early social isolation can take long-term toll on health, study finds

8/11/2006
Ghost of the Hurricane: Suffering Still Strong

'Katrina continues to haunt me,' mental health professional says

8/10/2006
Older and Cranky May Mean Smarter

Study suggests that personality predictors for intelligence change as you age

8/10/2006
Turning to Religion May Ease Medical Crises

Study finds less post-op depression, anxiety in religious patients

8/10/2006
Staying Single May Shorten Life Span

U.S. study finds 58 percent increased death rate for singles vs. marrieds

8/9/2006
Violent Video Games Numb Players to Real-Life Brutality

Their reactions to horrific scenes were subdued after gaming, study found

8/9/2006
Brain Protein Tied to Anxiety, Problem Drinking

Rats with lower levels of the chemical sought out alcohol, researchers say

8/7/2006
Anesthesia Drug Rapidly Lifts Depression, Researchers Say

Single dose of ketamine relieved symptoms in people for whom antidepressants hadn't worked

8/2/2006
Health Tip: Recognizing a Panic Attack

Triggers can be both mental and physical

8/1/2006
Iraq War Vets Having Some Mental Difficulties

Study finds effects on attention, verbal learning, memory

7/28/2006
Danes Are the Happiest, Study Says

U.S. comes in 23rd in not-so-formal global survey

7/27/2006
Openness Helps Child When a Parent is Dying

The process is never easy, but access, honesty are key, experts say

7/26/2006
Hectic Days Leave Fleeting Memories

Distractions hinder brain's ability for recall, researchers find

7/25/2006
Bigger Tableware Helps Widen Waistlines

In study, people ate more when using larger spoons, bowls

7/21/2006
Treatment Strategy Helps Ease Unexplained Pain

Drugs, behavior counseling can help, experts say

7/14/2006
Suicidal Americans Missing Out on Care

Many don't seek it in the first place, experts say

7/14/2006
New Therapy Helps Treat Borderline Personality Disorder

It cut suicide rate in half for women with the condition, researchers say

7/13/2006
Living Alone Boosts Heart Risk

Solitary seniors, especially, had much greater odds of heart attack, study found

7/13/2006
Women More Prone to 'Stress Eating' Than Men

But anxiety drives all to sugary, fatty foods, study finds

7/12/2006
Health Tip: Understanding Schizophrenia

Usually can be controlled with medication

7/10/2006
Apathy Without Depression a Sign of Parkinson's

Finding could help avoid patient misdiagnosis, experts say

7/10/2006
New Method Gauges Anxiety Linked to Implanted Defibrillators

Assessing patient fears helps spot those in need of counseling, researchers say

7/7/2006
Report Raises New Concerns About Antidepressants-Suicide Link

SSRIs more than double the risk, suggests British researcher, who calls the drugs valuable

7/1/2006
Are Close Friendships Getting Harder to Find?

Fewer Americans have a non-family member to confide in, survey shows

6/30/2006
Stress May Impact Black Youths' Kidney Function

They may be more vulnerable than whites, research shows

6/29/2006
Inexpensive Mail-Out Can Help Fight Depression

People who received specially designed brochure experienced fewer symptoms, study found

6/28/2006
Fair Warning May Ease Nausea

Telling people beforehand they'll feel sick eases symptoms, study finds

6/23/2006
Distress: The Sixth Vital Sign?

Meeting the emotional needs of patients is mandatory, cancer expert says

6/22/2006
More Than One-Third of Iraq Troops Suffering Migraines

Conditions U.S. soldiers face may trigger the powerful headaches, study authors say

6/22/2006
Late-Life Job Loss Raises Heart Attack Risk

Older workers could benefit from stress reduction after layoffs, researchers say

6/19/2006
Antidepressants May Boost Sleep Disorder

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder involves violent dreams, often acted out

6/16/2006
Men Assume Sexual Interest When There May Be None

Researchers hope findings can curb sexual harassment, even date rape

6/16/2006
With Age Comes Wisdom... and Happiness

Survey finds older folks report a higher level of contentedness

6/13/2006
Doctors' Participation in Interrogations Unethical: AMA

New policy prompted, in part, by reports from Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay

6/12/2006
Antidepressants Do Prevent Suicides, Researchers Contend

Study refutes notion that SSRIs such as Prozac boost the risk to users

6/6/2006
Rage Disorder More Common Than Thought

Intermittent explosive disorder can fuel road rage, spousal abuse, study finds

6/5/2006
Antipsychotic Drug Prescriptions for Kids Soaring

Six-fold increase called worrisome because research is scant on medicines' effects on children

6/5/2006
Counseling Helps Lung Transplant Candidates Cope

Telephone discussions ease the anxious wait for an organ, study finds

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