Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

9/28/2006
Health Tip: Don't Worry, Be Happy

Some suggestions to relieve stress

9/27/2006
Genes Play Role in Hair-Pulling Disorder

Specific mutations may encourage trichotillomania, researchers say

9/26/2006
Decision-Making Hobbled in Alcoholics With Multiple Disorders

Abusers with mental illness further undermine brain's ability to foresee consequences

9/22/2006
Repeat DUIs Associated With Mental Illnesses

60% with 2 or more convictions have major depressive disorders, study finds

9/21/2006
Nicotine Helps Banish Depression

Study finds an effect, but researchers advise against smoking

9/20/2006
Your Musical Tastes Reveal Your Life Chords

Genre of choice tells a lot about attitudes, behaviors, survey finds

9/15/2006
Nurses Struggling to Balance Work, Family

Report warns of the potential for burnout and low recruitment

9/13/2006
Hormone Injection May Ease Post-Traumatic Stress

Corticosterone could help banish bad memories, mouse study shows

9/11/2006
9/11's Grim Toll on Health Continues

As fifth anniversary dawns, witnesses, workers and local children may show long-term effects, experts say

9/8/2006
U.S. Medical Students Endure Daily Harrassment

Mental abuse by higher-ups ingrained in doctors' training, study finds

9/5/2006
Lung Problems for 9/11 Rescuers More Widespread: Study

70% of responders reported pulmonary trouble and twice the rate of abnormalities as the general population

9/1/2006
Campaign Connects Hurricane Survivors With Mental Health Services

A year after Katrina, many are still suffering, experts say

9/1/2006
Tots Have Trouble Anticipating Future Needs

They base decisions on how they're feeling now, study finds

9/1/2006
Drug Trial Shows Some Gains Against Major Depression

But the benefits were relatively small, indicating need for newer medications

9/1/2006
Health Tip: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

An extremely painful or stressful event can trigger symptoms

9/1/2006
Bipolar Disorder Takes Heavy Toll on Workplace

Condition costs U.S. businesses $14 billion per year, study finds

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