Psychology and Mental Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/2/2005
Health Tip: Helping Teens Who are Shy

How to feel more comfortable around others

7/29/2005
Study: Kava, Valerian Don't Work

Herbals were no better than placebo at easing stress, insomnia

7/29/2005
Heart Drugs Could Ease Trauma Memories

Early research suggests effectiveness against post-traumatic stress disorder

7/28/2005
Fear Factor May Fuel Racial Divides

Integration is best way to unite different groups, study suggests

7/27/2005
Emotional Health Key to Quitting Smoking

More upbeat types were more successful, study finds

7/15/2005
Incurable ALS Doesn't Doom Sufferers to Despair

Most patients near end of life not in state of emotional collapse, studies find

7/14/2005
Prayer Doesn't Help Heart Surgery Patients: Study

Bedside therapy had minimal effect as well, researchers find

7/12/2005
Brain Region May Govern Resilience to Trauma

Study could explain why some people react severely to emotional stress

7/8/2005
Health Tip: Caring for the Seriously Ill

Make time for yourself, too

7/7/2005
Early Interventions Help Urban Kids

Those who got support had better mental, physical health as adults, study found

7/6/2005
Problem Gamblers Share Addicts' Personality Traits

They score high in impulsivity, risk-taking, experts say

7/5/2005
Health Tip: Recognizing Compulsive Gambling

Signs that it's taking over your life

7/1/2005
Drug Effective Against Autism-Linked Aggression

Risperidone improved behavior, interactions with little side effects

6/29/2005
Child Abuse a Pattern of Experience

Early abuse, not genetics, can turn simian moms into abusers themselves

6/27/2005
Insomnia Linked to Depression in Elderly

Women may be at higher risk than men, researchers say

6/23/2005
Health Professionals Involved in Guantanamo Interrogations

Doctors compromised medical ethics, article claims

6/21/2005
Health Tip: Considering Plastic Surgery?

How to know if you're a good candidate

6/21/2005
Health Tip: Recognizing Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Know when to worry about your worrying

6/17/2005
TV Food Ads Misleading Kids

In study, youngsters typically identified less-healthy snacks as 'nutritious'

6/17/2005
Bipolar Disorder More Widespread Than Thought

About 4.3 percent of U.S. adults have some form of the illness, study finds

6/17/2005
Epilepsy, Schizophrenia May Share Genetic Link

Individuals with one disorder are at increased risk for the other, study finds

6/14/2005
Health Tip: Stressing Quiet Time

How to rid your family of stress

6/9/2005
Shyness May Be in the Genes

Rodent study suggests 'junk DNA' influences behavior

6/6/2005
Mental Illness Affects Many

Report finds psychological trouble will hit most Americans, often beginning in youth

6/2/2005
Talking Together Brings Comfort to Terminally Ill

Innovative group sessions may fill much-needed gap in care

5/31/2005
Health Tip: When Gambling Becomes Addictive

Break the habit, not the bank

5/31/2005
Health Tip: Dealing With Post-Traumatic Stress

Don't be afraid to get professional help

5/30/2005
Health Tip: Adjusting to a New Sibling

Older child may find it difficult

5/30/2005
Chart-Topping Hits Echo America's Mood

Study shows people prefer serious songs in bad times, snappy pop in good ones

5/28/2005
Give Stress a Holiday

Helpful hints for lowering daily anxieties

5/27/2005
Subliminal Smiles Can Sway You

Study found they made people more likely to try new things

5/27/2005
Does Size Matter? Most Romantic Partners Say 'No'

Studies find both sexes' body insecurities may be misguided

5/26/2005
Deadlines, Transitions Heat Up Emotions

Study finds individuals react more intensely when time is precious

5/25/2005
International Adoptees At Lower Risk of Behavior Problems

Study shows they fare better than domestically adopted kids

5/25/2005
Addiction Woes Haunt the Homeless

Years on the street make treatment benefit less likely, study finds

5/23/2005
Loving Partners Help Men Battle Prostate Cancer

Relationships enhance patient's quality of life, study finds

5/20/2005
Helping Stressed Moms-To-Be Stay Healthy

Tackling tough problems together works best, researchers say

5/19/2005
Beating Cancer Brings New Battles

Survivors must deal with long-term emotional, financial toll of disease

5/16/2005
Study: Acne Treatment Won't Trigger Depression

Accutane may even improve mood for some teens, study finds

5/13/2005
Behavior Therapy Cuts Need for ADHD Drug

Same results, at a much lower dose, when children get counseling, study finds

5/13/2005
Research Getting Closer to Autism Gene

The gene affects only boys, perhaps explaining their raised risk

5/12/2005
Patients with Mild Alzheimer's Capable of Treatment Decisions

Awareness of their condition is key to competency, study finds

5/11/2005
Gastro, Antipsychotic Meds Linked to Cardiac Death

European study finds they interfere with heart rhythm

5/6/2005
Health Tip: Uncovering Child Abuse

What to look for and what to do next

5/6/2005
'Freshman Blues' Can Depress Immune System

Flu shots were less effective in lonely first-year college students

5/5/2005
Anger Can Be a Heartbreaker

Arrhythmias provoked by hostility more like to trigger cardiac arrest

5/5/2005
Health Tip: Getting Blood Tests

Suggestions to quell your fears

4/30/2005
Combat Veterans Pay a Price Decades Later

Many are heavy drinkers and smokers, and face possible heart trouble, study finds

4/21/2005
Health Tip: What's Behind Compulsive Overeating?

It's an attempt to cope with other issues

4/19/2005
Happy People Make for Healthy People

Drop in stress hormone tied to reduced disease risk, study suggests