Psychology and Mental Health News

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4/28/2006
Spit Test Spots Child's Stress

Levels of a key enzyme are higher in saliva of anxious kids, researchers say

4/27/2006
NYC Teens Drank More After 9/11

Nearly twice as likely to consume more alcohol, study finds

4/17/2006
Health Tip: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

It can be controlled with medication

4/13/2006
Feel-Good Tanning May Be Addiction

Ultraviolet rays produce endorphins, study suggests

4/12/2006
Brain's 'Oops' Center Gives Clues to OCD

It lights up when people worry about making costly mistakes, study finds

4/9/2006
When Worry Gets in the Way of Life

General anxiety disorder can be treated with drugs, therapy

4/7/2006
Spirituality Can Soothe Body and Soul

Experts contend strong spiritual bent and positive outlook can boost your health

4/4/2006
Many Obese Don't See the Problem

They often label themselves normal-weight or slightly overweight, study finds

4/3/2006
TV and Video-Game Violence Harms Kids

It boosts aggression while keeping children isolated, studies find

4/3/2006
Job Insecurity Takes Major Toll on Worker Health

University of Michigan findings suggest current trends in U.S. labor market fuel anxiety

3/30/2006
Online Support Eases Breast Cancer Stress

Talking with others brings understanding, researchers say

3/29/2006
U.S. Military Has New Online Mental Health Resource

Anonymous self-assessment program helps spot problems

3/29/2006
Guided Imagery Helps Children Facing Surgery

The technique eases anxiety and lessens pain, study says

3/28/2006
Most New Moms Exhausted: Study

C-sections, breast-feeding especially linked to postpartum woes

3/24/2006
Not All Troubled New Moms Are Depressed

Many have stress and anxiety unconnected to depression, study finds

3/19/2006
Study Looks at All the Lonely People

Over a third of adults -- especially 40-somethings -- feel alone, research reveals

3/4/2006
Omega-3s May Bring On Better Mood

The fish oil nutrient may make people more 'agreeable,' study finds

3/3/2006
Gene May Explain Bulimia-OCD Link

Obsessive-compulsive disorders and eating disorders tend to appear together, researchers note

3/3/2006
Health Tip: A Broken Heart Can Make You Sick

But usually there's no permanent damage

3/1/2006
Strong Immune System May Protect Women From Loneliness-Linked lllness

Rat study showed males have much weaker responses after prolonged isolation

2/27/2006
Stigma Still Shadows Psychiatric Care

Americans reluctant to use drugs proven to ease mental woes, study finds

2/22/2006
No Link Between Cholesterol, Suicide in Alcoholics

New findings run counter to previous research

2/21/2006
Stress in Early Pregnancy Linked to Miscarriage

Ease anxieties before you get pregnant, experts advise

2/19/2006
Leisure Brings Little Relief to Busy Moms

Study finds that, unlike men, they still feel pressured

2/16/2006
Cautious Personality Might Boost Parkinson's Risk

Straight-laced types may have higher odds for the disease, study suggests

2/15/2006
Spouse's Hospitalization Can Take Heavy Toll

Stress boosts death risk for healthy partner, study finds

2/10/2006
Parents' Fighting Has Long-Term Impact on Kids

Studies show they don't 'get used to it' with time

2/9/2006
Music to Your Friends' Ears?

Peer pressure may push hit songs to the top, study finds

2/6/2006
Maternal Antidepressant Use Can Trigger Withdrawal in Newborns

But symptoms appear fleeting, and women should still take these medications if needed, experts say

1/31/2006
Anger Can Harm Your Health

ER visits show injured men were more likely to be upset at the time they got hurt

1/31/2006
Brain Scans May Beat Polygraphs at Lie Detection

Study found 14 areas of brain lit up when lying; only seven did during truth-telling

1/27/2006
Innovative Therapy Helps Seniors Fight Depression

Joint effort from a number of specialists brings lasting results, study finds

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