Psychology and Mental Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/26/2004
For Teens, It's Often Not Just Rewards

Research may explain typical adolescent risk-taking

2/19/2004
Why Women Berate Each Other

Research say it all goes back to competition for mates

2/18/2004
Grieving Children

Signs your child may need help

2/13/2004
The Viagra Revolution

The pill's impact continues to reverberate in bedrooms across America

2/9/2004
Optimism Doesn't Prolong Lung Cancer Patients' Survival

But the finding may not apply to other types of cancer

2/3/2004
New Yorkers Sought Solace in Substance Use After 9/11

Many continued drinking, smoking at higher levels six months later

1/23/2004
Body 'Awareness' Makes Some People Anxious

But that sensitivity can be an advantage, an expert says

1/20/2004
Stress Taxes Your Health

It and similar 'behavioral factors' cause majority of U.S. deaths, study says

1/19/2004
The Sense Behind Security Blankets

They relieve separation anxiety

1/9/2004
Docs Say They're Ill Prepared to Spot Mental Problems in Teens

Half don't ask their young patients about their well-being

1/8/2004
Remember This: Forgetting Isn't a Simple Process

New research examines how people block out certain memories

12/30/2003
When Babies Get the Blues

Even infants can have emotional problems, but TLC is the best medicine

12/30/2003
New Drug Treats Bipolar Disorder

Combats bouts of severe depression

12/25/2003
Shy Teens

Tips for overcoming timidity

12/22/2003
Love and Marriage: An Emotional Mixed Bag

Cohabitation benefits men, women seek stability

12/8/2003
Manic Depression Drug Approved

A new use for Risperdal

12/8/2003
Bullies Rule the School

And their victims suffer in silence, study finds

11/26/2003
Hiding Racial Bias Can Tax Brain

Encounter with 'different' people can drain mental skills, study suggests

11/24/2003
Beauty's in the Eye of the Bookholder

Fairy tales may damage girls' self-esteem, study says

11/14/2003
Child in Need

Some signs your child may need professional help

11/11/2003
PTSD -- 60 Years Later

Veterans of World War II and Korea struggle with delayed post-traumatic stress disorder

11/5/2003
Caring for Someone With Cancer

Make time for yourself, too

11/4/2003
What's Behind Psychosomatic Illnesses

Trauma injury, depression linked to such ailments

11/4/2003
A Penny Saved...

Is a penny earned

10/24/2003
Compulsive Gambling

Signs that it's taking over your life

10/17/2003
Paxil CR Approved for Social Anxiety Disorder

Longer-lasting version controls 'social phobia'

10/7/2003
Cancer Myths Prove Roadblock to Treatment

Almost 40 percent believe air exposure makes lung cancer spread

9/17/2003
Stressing Quiet Time

How to rid your family of stress

9/16/2003
Your Child's Self-Esteem

How you can promote a positive self-image

8/28/2003
Youngest in Class at Higher Risk of Mental Woes

Study finds no cause-and-effect relationship

8/22/2003
Volunteer Work Rejuvenates Seniors

Study finds it fuels bodies, souls and minds of older adults

8/20/2003
Cholesterol Drugs Don't Seem to Dampen Mood

Study hints that statins may even improve psychological outlook

8/12/2003
Israelis Psychologically Resilient Despite Terrorism

Social structure and coping mechanisms help blunt effect, survey suggests

8/12/2003
Public Speaking Panic

Visualize yourself giving your speech

8/11/2003
Weight Teasing an Emotional Crisis for Kids

Taunts can lead to suicidal thoughts, study says

7/25/2003
Hurrying Up Toward a Coronary

Type A behavior linked to early heart attacks

7/22/2003
Down in the Dumps

Seek help for depression

7/22/2003
Get the Last Laugh on Colds

Happy people experience fewer symptoms

7/21/2003
More Hours in Day Care, More Behavior Problems Later

But simple measures can correct matters, researchers and experts say

7/18/2003
Study Faults How Mental Disorders Are Classified

But expert says system, though flawed, is best available

6/19/2003
'Timid' Toddlers Show Later Brain Differences

This may explain why some become prone to anxiety disorder as adults

6/6/2003
Dark Thoughts

Work performance affected by absence of light

6/5/2003
To Bulk Like a Hulk

Muscle obsession may indicate psychological problems

6/5/2003
Trying a New Food

How to convince your kids

6/4/2003
Team Spirit

Die-hard fan or fair weather friend?

6/2/2003
Nightmare Deja vu

When to worry about your dreams

5/20/2003
Study Doubts Risks for Children of Alcoholics

Disputes notion that psychological tests are a harbinger

5/19/2003
In Need of TLC

You need a companion to help you eat right

5/15/2003
Wanted: Insurance Parity for Mental Illness

Bill aims to end what advocates call widespread discrimination

5/15/2003
Veteran Journalist Shines Light on Depression's Darkness

Tom Johnson makes it his mission to erase the disease's stigma