Psychology and Mental Health News

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4/6/2005
Smell, Taste of Tobacco May Ease Smoking Withdrawal

Quitters who smoked nicotine-free cigarettes felt better, study found

4/6/2005
4/5/2005
Cognitive Therapy Successful Against Depression

It's nearly as effective as antidepressant medications, study finds

3/30/2005
Health Tip: The Benefits of Meditation

'Om' is where the heart is

3/29/2005
Health Tip: Fears and Phobias

Putting your heart at risk

3/25/2005
Fingers Point to Male Aggression

Index-to-ring-finger ratio identifies men prone to using fists, scientists say

3/25/2005
Treating Depression Keeps Elderly Strong

Banishing blues improves physical functioning, too, study finds

3/25/2005
Great Moms Pass Parenting Skills to Daughters

Study finds no such relationship for dads, however

3/25/2005
Bullying a Big Problem in Schools

Study finds nearly half of sixth-graders face daily intimidation

3/24/2005
How Alzheimer's Patients, Families Cope

The disease tests even the strongest relationships, experts say

3/23/2005
Death of a Child Linked to Emotional Breakdown

Study finds parents' loss increases chances of hospitalization

3/23/2005
Sudden Stress, Exertion Can Trigger Heart Attack

But risk from any one event still low in those with heart disease, experts note

3/22/2005
Why Drug-Abusing Doctors Relapse After Treatment

Family history, psychiatric problems the big risk factors, study finds

3/17/2005
Anger Hurts Younger Hearts

Hostile feelings can speed coronary artery disease, study finds

3/17/2005
ADHD Treatment Improves Teens' Grades, Confidence

Survey of parents and affected teens suggests drugs, counseling help

3/11/2005
Specialist Therapy Most Effective for Panic Disorder

Behavioral therapy plus drugs beats counselling and medication, study finds

3/11/2005
Smokers At Higher Suicide Risk

But researchers saw no such association among former smokers

3/11/2005
Poverty May Raise Mental Illness Risk

Study shows link between income and emotional disorders

3/9/2005
Witnessing Violence Can Harm Child's Body, Mind

Traumatized kids have higher rates of asthma, gastro and other problems, study finds

3/7/2005
Laughter is Ha-Ha-Heart Healthy

Blood flow increases when folks watch funny movies, study finds

3/7/2005
Even Mild Depression Ups Heart Failure Death Risk

Mortality rate was more than 50 percent higher in seven-year study

3/4/2005
Meditate, and Feel Blood Pressure Fall

Two 15-minute sessions daily greatly relaxed blood vessels, researchers say

3/4/2005
And the Oscar Goes to . . . Doc Brown?

Acting techniques could help doctors express empathy, physician suggests

3/2/2005
For Better Bipolar Care, The Nose Knows

Smell cell sampling may help doctors refine treatment

2/24/2005
Autism Experts Collaborate to Improve Treatment

New network will set up 'centers of excellence'

2/21/2005
ERs Underdiagnosing Psychiatric Illness

Big gap between U.S. rates and emergency department records, study finds

2/17/2005
Nursing Home Drug May Speed Alzheimer's

Doctors urged to choose another antipsychotic medication

2/17/2005
Suicide Risk from Antidepressants Remains Unclear

Studies conflict on degree of danger SSRIs pose for youth

2/17/2005
Science Points to a 'Sixth Sense'

Brain study suggests people subconsciously sense trouble ahead

2/17/2005
Health Tip: Deal With Grief

So healing can begin

2/15/2005
Problem Drinkers Turning to the Web For Help

Online programs provide help conveniently, anonymously, experts say

2/14/2005
Older Adults' Memories Stress the Positive

To avoid regret, many dismiss negative aspects of important choices

2/14/2005
I Love You, You're Just Like Me

Shared traits help couples celebrate Valentine's Day for life, study finds

2/12/2005
Stressed Out and Sick About It

How to keep chronic stress from undermining your health

2/11/2005
Study: PMS May Cost Employers Millions

Health plans covering PMS treatment could save companies money

2/10/2005
Illness, Disability May Not Dampen Spirits

Most sick and disabled people just as happy as healthy folk, study finds

2/9/2005
Love Beats Depression for Women, Not Men

Relationships study found big gender differences

2/8/2005
Depressed Moms Raise Risk for Kids' Behavioral Woes

Depression during toddler years linked to antisocial tendencies

2/8/2005
2/3/2005
Use of Antidepressants While Pregnant Can Affect Baby

Spanish researchers find withdrawal symptoms

1/27/2005
1/26/2005
Health Tip: How Your Kids React to Bad News

Televised images can cause psychological stress

1/21/2005
Health Tip: Feel Better About Yourself

Media images can promote poor self-view

1/20/2005
Low IQ Linked to Suicide Risk

But diminished intellect may be mask for undiagnosed mental illness, study says

1/15/2005
Forgive and Forget -- Stress, That Is

Compassion is good for your health, research suggests

1/3/2005
Dreams Sort Out Problems

They act as a sort of therapy, research suggests

12/31/2004
Don't Reserve Resolutions for New Year's Eve

Hectic holiday season not best time for reflection, but summer is, expert suggests

12/13/2004
Equetro OK'd for Bipolar Disorder

Patient trials showed little blood glucose change

12/3/2004
Emotional Disorders Linked to Brain Chemicals

Some, like serotonin, seem to contribute to anxiety, researchers say

12/2/2004
Experimental Diaries Give Insight Into Well-Being

Find that daily activites strongly affect quality of life