Psychology and Mental Health News

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8/14/2017
Maybe That's Why It's Called Work

Tough schedules, hard physical labor and stress in the workplace are widespread, survey finds

8/11/2017
The Positive Side of Water-Cooler Gossip

How chatter can promote a better work ethic

8/11/2017
Parents of Preemies End Up Just Fine: Study

When kids are grown, quality of life is the same as for parents of babies born full-term

8/11/2017
Therapy for Kids With Autism Pays Off for Moms, Dads

Study found when parents become therapy partners, they become less depressed, learn to keep emotions in check

8/9/2017
For Cancer Patients in the ER, Delirium Linked to Poor Outcomes

Seriously confused people were more likely to be hospitalized and to die early, study finds

8/8/2017
Instagram Photos May Offer Snapshot of Mental Health

Social media posts seem to give clues to presence of depression, researchers say

8/8/2017
Can Video Game Playing Cost You Gray Matter?

Style of playing action games could impact your brain, researchers suggest

8/7/2017
'12-Step' Strategy Boosts Success of Teen Drug Abuse Program

Messages from recovering peers made an impact, study finds

8/7/2017
'Loneliness Epidemic' Called a Major Public Health Threat

Social isolation tied to increased risk for premature death, research suggests

8/3/2017
Yoga May Help Ease Depression

It's not a cure-all but has great potential, leader of an American Psychological Association panel says

8/3/2017
Doctors Who 'Fat-Shame' Patients Can Cause Real Harm

Many patients respond by avoiding needed care, psychologists warn

8/3/2017
Is Infant Drug Withdrawal Likelier When Opioids Used With Psychiatric Drugs?

Prescribing practices called into question by new study

8/1/2017
Need to Calm Down? Try Talking to Yourself

Brain scans suggest referring to yourself in third person helps keep emotions in check

7/31/2017
Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why' Sparks Uptick in Google Searches for Suicide

The news wasn't all bad, since some looked for suicide prevention, study found

7/28/2017
Too Soon to Widely Recommend Ketamine for Depression

Not enough is known about the drug's long-term effects, research review concludes

7/28/2017
Just Thinking You're Less Active May Shorten Your Life

Study suggests that even when people weren't really more sedentary, their risk of early death rose

7/28/2017
Are You Eating for the Wrong Reasons?

Getting over an overeating habit

7/26/2017
Can Suicide Tries Spread Among Soldiers?

Increased risk seen within Army unit if another member had tried to take own life in previous year

7/21/2017
Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has Mental Illness or Drug Problem

New Jersey is the mentally healthiest state, report finds

7/18/2017
Women Driven to Be Thinner When Husband Is Hot

But study finds the dynamic doesn't work the other way around

7/18/2017
Many People Can't Spot a Faked Photo, Study Finds

Participants only did slightly better than chance when identifying altered images

7/14/2017
After Couples Fight, Making Up Differs for Him and Her

Females prefer sincere apologies while males opt for sex

7/13/2017
When Opinions Threaten Friendships

How to handle hot-button issues

7/11/2017
Med Switch Not Always Best Choice With Tough Depression

Adding an antipsychotic or a second antidepressant may produce better results, researchers say

7/7/2017
Dying May Not Be as Awful an Experience as You Think

Study of people nearing their own death finds many describe the journey as surprisingly positive

7/6/2017
Laughter May Be a Serious Evolutionary Tool

Chuckling together might have helped humans form social groups, researchers say

7/6/2017
Getting Over Guilt

How to let go of past transgressions

7/5/2017
Half of Opioid Prescriptions Go to People With Mental Illness

Those with psychological conditions more likely to overdose or have other problems tied to painkillers

6/30/2017
Reaching Beyond the Prescription Pad to Treat Pain

Tools from clinical psychology help reduce chronic opioid use after surgery: study

6/30/2017
Why People With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

Direct gaze stresses part of the brain tied to social behavior; the study finding might improve therapies

6/29/2017
For Many, Friends Are Key to Happiness in Old Age

These relationships may even outstrip family when it comes to well-being, study suggests

6/29/2017
Depression May Worsen Health for Cancer Caregivers

Identifying signs early on might help protect these loved ones, study suggests

6/28/2017
Electric Brain Stimulation No Better Than Meds For Depression: Study

Novel treatment may need to be tailored to each patient, mental health expert says

6/28/2017
Wider Smiles Aren't the Most Pleasing

Study finds showing too much teeth may be less attractive to the eye

6/28/2017
Poor Sleep May Worsen Suicidal Thoughts

Treating insomnia might help improve emotional well-being, researchers suggest

6/28/2017
3 Simple Steps Might Reduce Opioid OD Deaths

First step: Don't give addicts a prescription for opioids or anti-anxiety medications, review recommends

6/27/2017
Persistent Stress May Hasten Death in Heart Patients

Doctors should assess mental health at routine cardiac visits, study authors say

6/23/2017
Regular Sleep Makes for Happier College Students

When erratic snoozers improve shut-eye habits, they feel better, study finds

6/22/2017
OCD May Be Linked to Inflammation in the Brain: Study

Breakthrough could spur better treatments for anxiety disorder, researchers say

6/21/2017
Suicide Risk Especially High for U.S. Farmers

Other occupations have lower rates, study says

6/21/2017
Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?

Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

6/20/2017
Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk

Odds 9 times higher for people with traumatic brain injury, study suggests

6/20/2017
Americans Want to Be Fit, But Most Don't Put in the Effort

Survey finds three-quarters think appearance is 'very important,' yet only 31 percent work out regularly

6/16/2017
Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized

Mood disorders, sleep problems and having a single caregiver raise odds of in-patient psychiatric care

6/15/2017
Want a Workout for Mind and Body? Hop on Your Bike

Cycling benefits your heart, muscles, waistline and disposition, experts say

6/14/2017
Helping Your Kids Cope With Your Divorce

Things Mom and Dad should agree on

6/13/2017
Women More Likely to Remember Plus-Size Models

It pays to use more realistic body types, small study suggests

6/13/2017
Who Looks Obese to You?

White women are expected to be thin, blacks not so much, study finds

6/12/2017
'Beans' or 'Sizzlin' Beans:' Words Get People Eating Healthier

Simple changes to a cafeteria's veggie descriptions caused a big change in choices, study found

6/12/2017
Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness

More than a third aren't getting help, federal study says