Psychology and Mental Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/2/2003
Left Yes, Right No

Positive and negative parts of the brain

4/28/2003
The Gender Gape

How a father's second marriage affects kids

4/24/2003
If Weight Matters, She's Bound to be a Smoker

Poor self-image is source of the problem for teenaged girls

4/7/2003
Imitation: The Sincerest Form of Empathy

Unconscious mimicry makes for an empathetic person

4/7/2003
Childhood Obesity Linked to Depression

It affects boys as well as girls

3/28/2003
Real-Time War Can Create Homefront Guilt

It's OK not to obsessively watch the TV coverage, experts say

3/27/2003
Is Smiling a Girl Thing?

Yes and no, it all depends on the situation

3/26/2003
The Urge to Gamble May Be All in Your Head

It appears to cause changes in brain chemistry

3/18/2003
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exercise Aid Gulf War Vets

But some veterans are skeptical of study results

3/13/2003
Cooperation? It's Human Nature

Society has thrived because of people's willingness to punish those who misbehave

3/12/2003
Stressed Vets at Higher Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

Link found with post-traumatic stress disorder

3/10/2003
Boys and Girls Affected by TV Violence

They can grow into aggressive adults

3/7/2003
Home Is Where the Satisfaction Is

It reaps greater rewards than work, study finds

2/26/2003
You Are What You Wear

Hospital garb may keep you there longer

2/7/2003
College Takes Toll on Mental Health

Study finds dramatic increase in depression, other problems among students

2/3/2003
My Child Play With Guns? Never!

Study: Many parents deem kids 'too smart' to touch firearms

2/1/2003
Coping With Depression a Fulltime Job, Football Star Learns

Stress, mood swings can interfere with treatment

1/22/2003
TV Soothes Low Self-Esteem

It's a refuge for people who face self-image challenges, study finds

1/22/2003
Tots Tune Into TV

Even babies can pick up emotional cues from television

1/17/2003
Living Well in the Golden Years

Study examines factors that affect quality of life in 'early old age'

1/14/2003
More Children Taking Psychiatric Drugs

Conditions include ADHD, depression, anxiety

1/2/2003
SAD and Don't Know Why?

Treating seasonal affective disorder

12/31/2002
Teen 'Extreme Dieting' Linked to Other Risky Acts

Those who excessively diet are more likely to smoke, drink and use marijuana

12/27/2002
Group Vex Can Be Good for You

Protesting can be mentally and physically beneficial

12/23/2002
Bad Bosses, Beware

Your subordinates may be planning sneaky ways to retaliate

12/17/2002
Stress-Busters

How to let off steam

12/9/2002
A Slave To Routine?

Studies show routines and rituals confer health benefits

12/2/2002
Brain Structure Difference Linked to Disruptive Teens

Two studies say adolescents who act out have abnormal frontal lobes

11/26/2002
Kids' Obesity Program Focuses on More Than the Food

Family members awarded 'points' for success in changing lifestyles

11/25/2002
'Tis Healthier to Give Than to Receive

New study finds that giving to others increases your longevity

11/22/2002
Some Teens Deliberately Harm Themselves

Occasionally, the goal is suicide, researchers say

11/12/2002
Teen Substance Abuse Could Increase Psychological Woes

Early drug, alcohol abuse linked to later psychological disorders

11/10/2002
'Refrigerator Rights' Can Fix a Lot of Wrongs

They're the cornerstones of nourishing relationships, new book says

11/8/2002
Grieving the Stillborn Child

Recent study infuriates women who have lost a baby at birth

11/3/2002
Antidepressants: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Experts debate whether they're being prescribed too quickly, too often

11/1/2002
Body Image a Big Deal on American Campuses

U.S. college students more concerned about body image than German students

10/30/2002
Help Your Child Cope With a More Stressful World

A sympathetic ear may be all that's needed

10/29/2002
The Kate Moss Effect on Depression

Reading fashion magazines can give women the blues

10/29/2002
Social Butterflies Have Sharper Brains

Studies find people who schmooze are mentally engaged

10/24/2002
Abuse of the Mind

Psychological abuse as harmful to health as physical abuse

10/18/2002
Girls Are Made Of Sugar And Spice And Sad Thoughts

They tend to dwell on unhappy feelings, study says

10/18/2002
Helping Children Learn Life's Toughest Lesson

Program lets grieving children come to grips with death of a loved one

10/9/2002
Help Your Child Make Sense of a Scary World

Sniper attacks may call for conversations with your kids

10/1/2002
Post Traumatic Stress Can Haunt Refugee Women

Study says disorder deserves more attention for immigrant, refugee women

10/1/2002
Hot-Headed Guys? It's All in the Brain

Sections of brain that promote aggression smaller in women than in men

9/27/2002
Mother's Milk Is Honey to Young Infants

Mother-child bond said to boost long-term psychological well-being

9/24/2002
Binge Eating Disorder

Help is available

9/22/2002
'I'll Study for the Test Tomorrow'

Serious procrastinators get poorer grades

9/20/2002
Warming Up to the E-Couch

Online 'e-coaching' supplements therapy, increases access to therapists

9/19/2002
Moving Blues

There's a clinical name for the condition