Psychology and Mental Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/3/2005
Dreams Sort Out Problems

They act as a sort of therapy, research suggests

12/31/2004
Don't Reserve Resolutions for New Year's Eve

Hectic holiday season not best time for reflection, but summer is, expert suggests

12/13/2004
Equetro OK'd for Bipolar Disorder

Patient trials showed little blood glucose change

12/3/2004
Emotional Disorders Linked to Brain Chemicals

Some, like serotonin, seem to contribute to anxiety, researchers say

12/2/2004
Experimental Diaries Give Insight Into Well-Being

Find that daily activites strongly affect quality of life

11/29/2004
Liars Can't Hide From fMRI

Real-time brain scans spot fibbers, study finds

11/24/2004
Health Tip: Social Phobia

Being exposed to the fear may help you get over it

11/15/2004
Teens With Asthma Feel Isolated

They feel self-conscious, left out of activities

11/15/2004
Teens With Same-Sex Parents Well-Adjusted

Study: Those with two moms live as normally as their peers

11/8/2004
Health Tip: Coping With Anxiety

Family, good friends can help

11/3/2004
10/27/2004
Health Tip: Handling Stress

It's a silent killer

10/21/2004
Mental Distress on the Rise in the United States

Strikes 1 in 10 adults at least 14 days a month

10/14/2004
Health Tip: Should I Worry About Feeling Blue?

Some warning signs of depression

10/14/2004
Laughter Breaks Ice During Psychotherapy

Shared experience forms bond between therapist and patient

10/6/2004
10/6/2004
'X' Marks the 'Pox' for Mischievous Girls

Marker, imagination lead to sisters' feigned cases of disease

9/29/2004
Gender Plays Part in Mental Health

More women suffer depression, post-traumatic stress disorder

9/28/2004
Group Therapy Won't Help Breast Cancer Survival

Study finds no benefit in those with early-state disease

9/27/2004
Vietnam Vets' Death Rates Higher Just After Discharge

But since then the rates have been similar to non-Vietnam veterans

9/27/2004
Overweight Kids Have Lower Self-Esteem

Study suggests one rises as the other falls

9/23/2004
Anger Linked to Heart Disease Inflammation

It boosts blood levels of C-reactive protein, study finds

9/22/2004
9/8/2004
Short Children Not Lacking Admirers

They're just as popular as taller peers, study finds

8/30/2004
Health Tip: Symptoms of Panic Disorder

If you have them, seek counseling

8/27/2004
Americans Feeling Worse and Experts Aren't Sure Why

Hospitalization and mortality rates could climb, researchers say

8/24/2004
Phone Therapy Helps Treat Depression

Telephone psychotherapy works as adjunct to antidepressants, study finds

8/24/2004
Antipsychotic Drug Approved for Bipolar Mania

With less chance of weight gain, maker says

8/11/2004
A Troubling Return for Iraq Vets

Wired and tired combatants often overwhelmed by stress of war

8/6/2004
Personality Disorders Common in U.S.

Survey finds 31 million American adults have at least one

7/2/2004
U.S. Must Be Better Prepared for Emotional Toll of Terrorism

Conference focuses on psychological impact

6/28/2004
PTSD May Raise Physical Woes in Women

Traumatic disorder linked to more physical illness than depression alone

6/25/2004
Health Tip: Overnight Camp

How to prepare for leaving home

6/16/2004
Study Offers Best Alcohol Interventions in College

Stressing harm reduction appears to be effective

6/11/2004
Lung Cancer Patients Burdened by Stigma

Many feel they are blamed for their own disease, study finds

6/9/2004
Health Tip: Soothing the Shot

Making injections tolerable for kids

5/28/2004
Why Light Up?

People have wide variety of reasons for smoking, study finds

5/28/2004
Health Tip: Pet Benefits

They can help teach children responsibility

5/13/2004
Health Tip: Chill Out

Some suggestions to relieve stress

5/7/2004
Taking Care of the Caregivers

Enhanced counseling helps prevent depression in Alzheimer's caregivers

5/7/2004
Poll: Mental Health Care Goes Mainstream

But many Americans who need treatment are not getting it

5/3/2004
Health Tip: Panic Attack

Symptoms can mimic heart attack

4/28/2004
Stroke Risk May Hit a High When Mood is Low

Study found a 40 percent greater chance of trouble among depressed people

4/20/2004
Scrawny Beats Brawny for Women Seeking a Life Mate

But quick flings are a different thing

4/15/2004
Girl Chimps Get Ahead by Aping Mom

Likelier than males to be good at tasks through observation

4/8/2004
Staffing Up Has an Unhealthy Down Side

Workforce expansion can increase employee sicknesses, study says

4/6/2004
Personality Disorders Found in Those Who Abuse Drugs, Alcohol

The finding could have implications for treatment approaches

3/31/2004
Injectable Zyprexa Approved

Suppresses acute agitation

3/24/2004
Standing Up to Bullies

Schools seek answers to practice that harms victims, abusers alike

3/23/2004
Real Therapy Eases Imagined Illnesses

Cognitive behavior program helps break cycle of hypochondria