Psychology and Mental Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/23/2004
Anger Linked to Heart Disease Inflammation

It boosts blood levels of C-reactive protein, study finds

9/22/2004
9/8/2004
Short Children Not Lacking Admirers

They're just as popular as taller peers, study finds

8/30/2004
Health Tip: Symptoms of Panic Disorder

If you have them, seek counseling

8/27/2004
Americans Feeling Worse and Experts Aren't Sure Why

Hospitalization and mortality rates could climb, researchers say

8/24/2004
Phone Therapy Helps Treat Depression

Telephone psychotherapy works as adjunct to antidepressants, study finds

8/24/2004
Antipsychotic Drug Approved for Bipolar Mania

With less chance of weight gain, maker says

8/11/2004
A Troubling Return for Iraq Vets

Wired and tired combatants often overwhelmed by stress of war

8/6/2004
Personality Disorders Common in U.S.

Survey finds 31 million American adults have at least one

7/2/2004
U.S. Must Be Better Prepared for Emotional Toll of Terrorism

Conference focuses on psychological impact

6/28/2004
PTSD May Raise Physical Woes in Women

Traumatic disorder linked to more physical illness than depression alone

6/25/2004
Health Tip: Overnight Camp

How to prepare for leaving home

6/16/2004
Study Offers Best Alcohol Interventions in College

Stressing harm reduction appears to be effective

6/11/2004
Lung Cancer Patients Burdened by Stigma

Many feel they are blamed for their own disease, study finds

6/9/2004
Health Tip: Soothing the Shot

Making injections tolerable for kids

5/28/2004
Why Light Up?

People have wide variety of reasons for smoking, study finds

5/28/2004
Health Tip: Pet Benefits

They can help teach children responsibility

5/13/2004
Health Tip: Chill Out

Some suggestions to relieve stress

5/7/2004
Taking Care of the Caregivers

Enhanced counseling helps prevent depression in Alzheimer's caregivers

5/7/2004
Poll: Mental Health Care Goes Mainstream

But many Americans who need treatment are not getting it

5/3/2004
Health Tip: Panic Attack

Symptoms can mimic heart attack

4/28/2004
Stroke Risk May Hit a High When Mood is Low

Study found a 40 percent greater chance of trouble among depressed people

4/20/2004
Scrawny Beats Brawny for Women Seeking a Life Mate

But quick flings are a different thing

4/15/2004
Girl Chimps Get Ahead by Aping Mom

Likelier than males to be good at tasks through observation

4/8/2004
Staffing Up Has an Unhealthy Down Side

Workforce expansion can increase employee sicknesses, study says

4/6/2004
Personality Disorders Found in Those Who Abuse Drugs, Alcohol

The finding could have implications for treatment approaches

3/31/2004
Injectable Zyprexa Approved

Suppresses acute agitation

3/24/2004
Standing Up to Bullies

Schools seek answers to practice that harms victims, abusers alike

3/23/2004
Real Therapy Eases Imagined Illnesses

Cognitive behavior program helps break cycle of hypochondria

3/5/2004
Post-Traumatic Stress Boosts Heart Attack Risk

New study finds a link in Vietnam veterans

2/26/2004
For Teens, It's Often Not Just Rewards

Research may explain typical adolescent risk-taking

2/19/2004
Why Women Berate Each Other

Research say it all goes back to competition for mates

2/18/2004
Grieving Children

Signs your child may need help

2/13/2004
The Viagra Revolution

The pill's impact continues to reverberate in bedrooms across America

2/9/2004
Optimism Doesn't Prolong Lung Cancer Patients' Survival

But the finding may not apply to other types of cancer

2/3/2004
New Yorkers Sought Solace in Substance Use After 9/11

Many continued drinking, smoking at higher levels six months later

1/23/2004
Body 'Awareness' Makes Some People Anxious

But that sensitivity can be an advantage, an expert says

1/20/2004
Stress Taxes Your Health

It and similar 'behavioral factors' cause majority of U.S. deaths, study says

1/19/2004
The Sense Behind Security Blankets

They relieve separation anxiety

1/9/2004
Docs Say They're Ill Prepared to Spot Mental Problems in Teens

Half don't ask their young patients about their well-being

1/8/2004
Remember This: Forgetting Isn't a Simple Process

New research examines how people block out certain memories

12/30/2003
When Babies Get the Blues

Even infants can have emotional problems, but TLC is the best medicine

12/30/2003
New Drug Treats Bipolar Disorder

Combats bouts of severe depression

12/25/2003
Shy Teens

Tips for overcoming timidity

12/22/2003
Love and Marriage: An Emotional Mixed Bag

Cohabitation benefits men, women seek stability

12/8/2003
Manic Depression Drug Approved

A new use for Risperdal

12/8/2003
Bullies Rule the School

And their victims suffer in silence, study finds

11/26/2003
Hiding Racial Bias Can Tax Brain

Encounter with 'different' people can drain mental skills, study suggests

11/24/2003
Beauty's in the Eye of the Bookholder

Fairy tales may damage girls' self-esteem, study says

11/14/2003
Child in Need

Some signs your child may need professional help