Psychology and Mental Health News

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1/27/2006
Gender, Ethnicity Sway Choices for End-of-Life Care

Women tend to want more life-extending interventions than men, study finds

1/26/2006
Experts Look at Roots of Chronic Fatigue

A variety of triggers can lead to the syndrome, they say

1/22/2006
Building Self-Esteem One Lap at a Time

Program sets pre-teen girls on the path to confidence

1/20/2006
Cognitive Therapy Helps Ease Back Pain

The technique is as effective as physical therapy, study finds

1/18/2006
Revenge Replaces Empathy in Male Brain

Watching bad guys suffer lights up the mind's reward centers for men, study finds

1/16/2006
When Quitting Smoking is a Family Affair

New program targets the smoking relatives of lung cancer patients

1/13/2006
Genes Play Big Role in Female Depression

Women are almost twice as likely as men to inherit a vulnerability to the illness, study finds

1/9/2006
Health Tip: When Your Child Becomes Aggressive

Talk about what's bothering him

1/4/2006
Health Tip: Children May Refuse To Eat

It's often a fear of new foods

1/2/2006
Antidepressants Work and Don't Boost Suicide Risk: Studies

Monitoring patients for side effects is key, new research finds

12/30/2005
Bipolar Disorder More Common in Teens Than Thought

Up to 20 percent with psychiatric problems may have the condition, study suggests

12/29/2005
Breast Cancer Survivors Bounce Back Quickly

Only two weeks after treatment ends, most women adjust emotionally, researchers find

12/29/2005
Health Tip: Less Parental Stress

Schedule some 'down' time

12/25/2005
Make Peace With Stress This Season

Experts offer simple tips for banishing chronic anxiety

12/23/2005
Health Tip: Dieting During the Holidays

It's not easy, but try to stay on track

12/23/2005
Health Tip: Holiday Stress? Bah, Humbug!

Don't overdo it, and avoid too much alcohol

12/22/2005
Health Tip: Enjoy Older Adulthood

Maintain independence and keep a social network

12/21/2005
Depression Raises Heart Risks

The effect is especially strong in younger adults, study suggests

12/21/2005
Health Tip: Teen Years Can Be Tough

Learn how to deal with bad moods

12/19/2005
Attitude Is Everything in Old Age

A sunny outlook trumps physical health in keeping folks independent, study finds

12/19/2005
The Sweet Smell of ... Happiness?

Climbing the ladder of success is easier with a smile, studies show

12/18/2005
When the Holidays Bring On the Blues

It's a sad season for many elderly, but friends and family can help

12/14/2005
Health Tip: Worried About Anxiety Disorders?

Learn how to help loved ones cope

12/11/2005
Coping With the Loss of a Loved One During the Holidays

Expert offers suggestions to help you deal with the grief

12/9/2005
Study: Men, Women Don't Think Alike

Brain scans reveal differences in activity while performing similar tasks

12/9/2005
Heart Attack Gives Most Survivors a 'Second Chance'

Yet many surveyed say they aren't doing enough to prevent a recurrence

12/8/2005
Violent Video Games May Desensitize Users

Study found players had little reaction to unsettling images

12/7/2005
'Good Samaritan Effect' Rises With Level of Threat

Bystanders more likely to intervene in violent situations, study finds

11/30/2005
Older Antipsychotic Drugs No Safer Than New Ones

Researchers warn about replacing the newer meds that carry warnings

11/30/2005
Creative Spark Fuels Active Sex Life

Artists, writers are busier in the bedroom than others, study finds

11/24/2005
A Kernel of Truth About Portion Sizes

Study finds even stale popcorn was appealing in larger batches

11/24/2005
As Noise Rises, So May Heart Risks

Loud environments boost odds for heart attack, study finds

11/18/2005
Study Puts a New Face on Autism

Brain center for processing facial information reacts similarly in autistics, non-autistics

11/17/2005
Scientists Face the Fear Gene

Discovery could lead to treatments for anxiety disorders, experts say

11/15/2005
Pet Therapy Boosts Heart-Failure Patients

Visit with dogs improved heart, lung function in hospitalized men and women, study found

11/15/2005
Sweet Tooth Takes Bite Out of Stress

Rat study suggests sugary foods can lower anxiety

11/11/2005
School Bullying Stresses Perpetrators and Victims

Study finds harassment takes its toll on all involved

11/11/2005
Anger May Be Healthier Than Fear

Stress-linked hostility easier on the body than becoming anxious, study suggests

11/9/2005
Ritalin May Ease Autism-Linked Hyperactivity

Researchers stress findings are preliminary

11/9/2005
Gene May Spur ADHD Antisocial Behaviors

Mutation might also be tied to problems stemming from low birth weight, researchers say

11/9/2005
Anxiety Disorders Boost Suicide Threat

First such study found they could triple the risk

11/2/2005
Chronic Cough More Than an Annoyance

Study finds it can seriously lower quality of life

10/6/2005
The 'Typical' American Doesn't Exist

National stereotypes are almost always wrong, global survey finds

10/6/2005
Mental Illness Behind Self-Harm Often Undiagnosed

ER staffs aren't picking up on underlying causes in young patients, study finds

10/3/2005
Depression Common Among Baby Boomers

Women are also at higher risk than men, survey finds

9/29/2005
Music Keeps Heartbeat Humming

Slower rhythms produce the most relaxing health effects, study finds

9/29/2005
Depression Raises Seniors' Death Risk

Study finds its effect equals those of heart disease and diabetes

9/28/2005
On-the-Job Stress May Boost Inflammation

Lack of control over workday could harm arteries, study finds

9/27/2005
Scientists Close in on the 'Daredevil' Gene

A single gene may help drive tendency to risky behaviors

9/25/2005
When Job Ups Blood Pressure, Spouse Can Help

Loving support helps beat stress-linked hypertension, study finds