Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

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