Psychology and Mental Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

9/23/2005
Experts Define Traits Driving Eating Disorders

Perfectionism, anxiety and age at first period are all key, they say

9/20/2005
Toll-Free Hotline Will Offer ADHD Answers

Experts will be on hand Thursday via phone and Internet

9/11/2005
9/11 Offers Lessons for Future Crises

One study found health-care workers hesitant to respond to certain emergencies

9/9/2005
Mental Illness Hampers Diabetes Care

But schizophrenic or bipolar diabetics can take control of their disease, experts say

9/9/2005
Getting Your Zzzzs, Online

New Web site offers six-week insomnia therapy, but not all users may benefit

9/8/2005
Phone-Based Psychotherapy Helps Ease Depression

Study in depressed MS patients shows it may prove valuable

9/8/2005
Emotional Blows May Haunt Katrina Survivors

Experts say multiple traumas could be tough to get over

9/7/2005
Train the Brain to Modulate Pain

It can be as effective as a shot of morphine, study finds

9/6/2005
Brain Serotonin Could Link Anxiety, Anorexia

The finding might lead to new treatments, researchers say

9/1/2005
Health Tip: When Your Children Are Grieving

Signs that they may need professional help

8/31/2005
Birth Control Pill Relieves Severe PMS

New contraceptive brings relief similar to antidepressants, study finds

8/31/2005
Heroin May Impair Stress Response

Rat studies point to 'vicious cycle' that could spur abuse

8/26/2005
Mood Disorders Often Misdiagnosed in Blacks

Study will focus on why many are labeled with schizophrenia instead

8/25/2005
Having Children Nearby Helps Widowed Elderly

But bereaved parents need their independence, too, study finds

8/24/2005
If You Think You'll Feel Better, You Will

Study links placebo effect to brain's painkillers

8/22/2005
New Rat Model Spurs Schizophrenia Research

It replicates brain cell changes seen in affected humans

8/19/2005
Minor Depression Can Become Major Problem

Short-term blues raise a sixfold risk for serious depression, study finds

8/19/2005
Emotions Color Health Effects of Expressive Writing

An experiment suggests that underlying feelings aid the process

8/18/2005
Parents Have a Place in Child Psychotherapy

Family-linked treatments can fight a wide range of troubles, review finds

8/16/2005
When Tanning Becomes an Addiction

Sunbathing is a dangerous compulsion for some, study suggests

8/15/2005
Now for Some Real Monkey Business

Money-hungry capuchins are helping explain human behaviors

8/10/2005
High Anxiety Can Be Deadly

It increases men's suicide risk ninefold, and triples the risk for women

8/2/2005
Many Cambodians Still Bears Scars of Khmer Rouge

More than two decades after fleeing war-torn country, they struggle with emotional problems

8/2/2005
Health Tip: Helping Teens Who are Shy

How to feel more comfortable around others

7/29/2005
Study: Kava, Valerian Don't Work

Herbals were no better than placebo at easing stress, insomnia

7/29/2005
Heart Drugs Could Ease Trauma Memories

Early research suggests effectiveness against post-traumatic stress disorder

7/28/2005
Fear Factor May Fuel Racial Divides

Integration is best way to unite different groups, study suggests

7/27/2005
Emotional Health Key to Quitting Smoking

More upbeat types were more successful, study finds

7/15/2005
Incurable ALS Doesn't Doom Sufferers to Despair

Most patients near end of life not in state of emotional collapse, studies find

7/14/2005
Prayer Doesn't Help Heart Surgery Patients: Study

Bedside therapy had minimal effect as well, researchers find

7/12/2005
Brain Region May Govern Resilience to Trauma

Study could explain why some people react severely to emotional stress

7/8/2005
Health Tip: Caring for the Seriously Ill

Make time for yourself, too

7/7/2005
Early Interventions Help Urban Kids

Those who got support had better mental, physical health as adults, study found