Psychology and Mental Health News

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8/2/2006
Health Tip: Recognizing a Panic Attack

Triggers can be both mental and physical

8/1/2006
Iraq War Vets Having Some Mental Difficulties

Study finds effects on attention, verbal learning, memory

7/28/2006
Danes Are the Happiest, Study Says

U.S. comes in 23rd in not-so-formal global survey

7/27/2006
Openness Helps Child When a Parent is Dying

The process is never easy, but access, honesty are key, experts say

7/26/2006
Hectic Days Leave Fleeting Memories

Distractions hinder brain's ability for recall, researchers find

7/25/2006
Bigger Tableware Helps Widen Waistlines

In study, people ate more when using larger spoons, bowls

7/21/2006
Treatment Strategy Helps Ease Unexplained Pain

Drugs, behavior counseling can help, experts say

7/14/2006
Suicidal Americans Missing Out on Care

Many don't seek it in the first place, experts say

7/14/2006
New Therapy Helps Treat Borderline Personality Disorder

It cut suicide rate in half for women with the condition, researchers say

7/13/2006
Living Alone Boosts Heart Risk

Solitary seniors, especially, had much greater odds of heart attack, study found

7/13/2006
Women More Prone to 'Stress Eating' Than Men

But anxiety drives all to sugary, fatty foods, study finds

7/12/2006
Health Tip: Understanding Schizophrenia

Usually can be controlled with medication

7/10/2006
Apathy Without Depression a Sign of Parkinson's

Finding could help avoid patient misdiagnosis, experts say

7/10/2006
New Method Gauges Anxiety Linked to Implanted Defibrillators

Assessing patient fears helps spot those in need of counseling, researchers say

7/7/2006
Report Raises New Concerns About Antidepressants-Suicide Link

SSRIs more than double the risk, suggests British researcher, who calls the drugs valuable

7/1/2006
Are Close Friendships Getting Harder to Find?

Fewer Americans have a non-family member to confide in, survey shows

6/30/2006
Stress May Impact Black Youths' Kidney Function

They may be more vulnerable than whites, research shows

6/29/2006
Inexpensive Mail-Out Can Help Fight Depression

People who received specially designed brochure experienced fewer symptoms, study found

6/28/2006
Fair Warning May Ease Nausea

Telling people beforehand they'll feel sick eases symptoms, study finds

6/23/2006
Distress: The Sixth Vital Sign?

Meeting the emotional needs of patients is mandatory, cancer expert says

6/22/2006
More Than One-Third of Iraq Troops Suffering Migraines

Conditions U.S. soldiers face may trigger the powerful headaches, study authors say

6/22/2006
Late-Life Job Loss Raises Heart Attack Risk

Older workers could benefit from stress reduction after layoffs, researchers say

6/19/2006
Antidepressants May Boost Sleep Disorder

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder involves violent dreams, often acted out

6/16/2006
Men Assume Sexual Interest When There May Be None

Researchers hope findings can curb sexual harassment, even date rape

6/16/2006
With Age Comes Wisdom... and Happiness

Survey finds older folks report a higher level of contentedness

6/13/2006
Doctors' Participation in Interrogations Unethical: AMA

New policy prompted, in part, by reports from Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay

6/12/2006
Antidepressants Do Prevent Suicides, Researchers Contend

Study refutes notion that SSRIs such as Prozac boost the risk to users

6/6/2006
Rage Disorder More Common Than Thought

Intermittent explosive disorder can fuel road rage, spousal abuse, study finds

6/5/2006
Antipsychotic Drug Prescriptions for Kids Soaring

Six-fold increase called worrisome because research is scant on medicines' effects on children

6/5/2006
Counseling Helps Lung Transplant Candidates Cope

Telephone discussions ease the anxious wait for an organ, study finds

6/1/2006
Researchers Explore Psychological Link to Bowel Disorder

Doctors are looking for mind-body connection for irritable bowel syndrome

5/31/2006
Parents Key to Helping Kids Cope with Violence

The right approach eases stress in tough neighborhoods, study finds

5/30/2006
Teens With Bipolar Disorder Misinterpret Facial Expressions

Brain scans show they're more apt to see hostility where none exists

5/30/2006
Ritalin May Keep Mental Distraction at Bay

Rat study may point to ADHD drug's underlying mechanism

5/26/2006
Lower Income May Mean Higher Stress

Study shows anxiety, other woes rise as paychecks get smaller

5/26/2006
Health Tip: Dealing With Post-Baby Blues

Suggestions for postpartum depression

5/26/2006
Good Communication Key to Rheumatoid Arthritis Care

It builds trust between doctor and patient, study finds

5/19/2006
Some Sports Parents Are 'Out of Bounds'

Their 'enthusiasm' can damage a child's development, study says

5/18/2006
Spirituality May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Church-going U.S. blacks had better BP, even with standard risk factors

5/17/2006
Scientists Map Genes on Chromosome 1

It's the biggest chromosome humans have, and source of many disease-linked mutations

5/16/2006
Research Reveals How Prozac Triggers New Brain Cell Growth

It points to one way SSRI drugs may fight depression, experts say

5/15/2006
No Signs of Illness in Returning U.K. War Vets

British study finds no evidence of another 'Gulf War syndrome'

5/15/2006
Many Poorer New Yorkers Suffered Post-9/11 PTSD

Most saw their general physician for help with post-traumatic stress disorder, study found

5/5/2006
Colicky Babies Boost Postpartum Depression Risk in Moms

Women with fussy newborns face twice the risk of the disorder, study finds

5/4/2006
Zoloft Helps Diabetics Fight Depression

Antidepressant eases symptoms and postpones relapse, study finds

5/4/2006
Parents Hold the Key to Child's Healthy Weight

High self-esteem and healthy eating habits keep obesity away, experts say

5/4/2006
Gene Could Play Key Role in Autism

Mice without the PTEN gene exhibited autistic behaviors, study found

5/3/2006
Key Factors Spur Older Cancer Patients to Quit Chemo

Colon cancer study cites frailty, lack of support as important to this decision

5/3/2006
Neurologic Problems May Boost PTSD Risk

Vietnam vet twins study gives insight into cause of post-traumatic stress disorder

5/2/2006
Mom's Mental Health Woes Can Pass to Kids

Research shows higher rates of ADHD, other troubles, in children of ill or abused mothers