Psychology and Mental Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/30/2005
Health Tip: Adjusting to a New Sibling

Older child may find it difficult

5/28/2005
Give Stress a Holiday

Helpful hints for lowering daily anxieties

5/27/2005
Subliminal Smiles Can Sway You

Study found they made people more likely to try new things

5/27/2005
Does Size Matter? Most Romantic Partners Say 'No'

Studies find both sexes' body insecurities may be misguided

5/26/2005
Deadlines, Transitions Heat Up Emotions

Study finds individuals react more intensely when time is precious

5/25/2005
International Adoptees At Lower Risk of Behavior Problems

Study shows they fare better than domestically adopted kids

5/25/2005
Addiction Woes Haunt the Homeless

Years on the street make treatment benefit less likely, study finds

5/23/2005
Loving Partners Help Men Battle Prostate Cancer

Relationships enhance patient's quality of life, study finds

5/20/2005
Helping Stressed Moms-To-Be Stay Healthy

Tackling tough problems together works best, researchers say

5/19/2005
Beating Cancer Brings New Battles

Survivors must deal with long-term emotional, financial toll of disease

5/16/2005
Study: Acne Treatment Won't Trigger Depression

Accutane may even improve mood for some teens, study finds

5/13/2005
Behavior Therapy Cuts Need for ADHD Drug

Same results, at a much lower dose, when children get counseling, study finds

5/13/2005
Research Getting Closer to Autism Gene

The gene affects only boys, perhaps explaining their raised risk

5/12/2005
Patients with Mild Alzheimer's Capable of Treatment Decisions

Awareness of their condition is key to competency, study finds

5/11/2005
Gastro, Antipsychotic Meds Linked to Cardiac Death

European study finds they interfere with heart rhythm

5/6/2005
Health Tip: Uncovering Child Abuse

What to look for and what to do next

5/6/2005
'Freshman Blues' Can Depress Immune System

Flu shots were less effective in lonely first-year college students

5/5/2005
Anger Can Be a Heartbreaker

Arrhythmias provoked by hostility more like to trigger cardiac arrest

5/5/2005
Health Tip: Getting Blood Tests

Suggestions to quell your fears

4/30/2005
Combat Veterans Pay a Price Decades Later

Many are heavy drinkers and smokers, and face possible heart trouble, study finds

4/21/2005
Health Tip: What's Behind Compulsive Overeating?

It's an attempt to cope with other issues

4/19/2005
Happy People Make for Healthy People

Drop in stress hormone tied to reduced disease risk, study suggests

4/15/2005
Health Tip: If You Grind Your Teeth

Suggestions that may help you stop

4/11/2005
Light Therapy Brightens Seasonal Blues

Review of 20 studies confirms it fights SAD

4/8/2005
Health Tip: Infertility's Emotional Toll

When to seek professional help

4/7/2005
Infants Are Able to 'Read' the Mind

Their grasp of other's beliefs helps them understand people's behavior

4/6/2005
Smell, Taste of Tobacco May Ease Smoking Withdrawal

Quitters who smoked nicotine-free cigarettes felt better, study found

4/6/2005
4/5/2005
Cognitive Therapy Successful Against Depression

It's nearly as effective as antidepressant medications, study finds

3/30/2005
Health Tip: The Benefits of Meditation

'Om' is where the heart is

3/29/2005
Health Tip: Fears and Phobias

Putting your heart at risk

3/25/2005
Fingers Point to Male Aggression

Index-to-ring-finger ratio identifies men prone to using fists, scientists say

3/25/2005
Treating Depression Keeps Elderly Strong

Banishing blues improves physical functioning, too, study finds

3/25/2005
Great Moms Pass Parenting Skills to Daughters

Study finds no such relationship for dads, however

3/25/2005
Bullying a Big Problem in Schools

Study finds nearly half of sixth-graders face daily intimidation

3/24/2005
How Alzheimer's Patients, Families Cope

The disease tests even the strongest relationships, experts say

3/23/2005
Death of a Child Linked to Emotional Breakdown

Study finds parents' loss increases chances of hospitalization

3/23/2005
Sudden Stress, Exertion Can Trigger Heart Attack

But risk from any one event still low in those with heart disease, experts note

3/22/2005
Why Drug-Abusing Doctors Relapse After Treatment

Family history, psychiatric problems the big risk factors, study finds

3/17/2005
Anger Hurts Younger Hearts

Hostile feelings can speed coronary artery disease, study finds

3/17/2005
ADHD Treatment Improves Teens' Grades, Confidence

Survey of parents and affected teens suggests drugs, counseling help

3/11/2005
Specialist Therapy Most Effective for Panic Disorder

Behavioral therapy plus drugs beats counselling and medication, study finds

3/11/2005
Smokers At Higher Suicide Risk

But researchers saw no such association among former smokers

3/11/2005
Poverty May Raise Mental Illness Risk

Study shows link between income and emotional disorders

3/9/2005
Witnessing Violence Can Harm Child's Body, Mind

Traumatized kids have higher rates of asthma, gastro and other problems, study finds

3/7/2005
Laughter is Ha-Ha-Heart Healthy

Blood flow increases when folks watch funny movies, study finds

3/7/2005
Even Mild Depression Ups Heart Failure Death Risk

Mortality rate was more than 50 percent higher in seven-year study

3/4/2005
Meditate, and Feel Blood Pressure Fall

Two 15-minute sessions daily greatly relaxed blood vessels, researchers say

3/4/2005
And the Oscar Goes to . . . Doc Brown?

Acting techniques could help doctors express empathy, physician suggests

3/2/2005
For Better Bipolar Care, The Nose Knows

Smell cell sampling may help doctors refine treatment