Psychology and Mental Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/14/2002
Kids Have Psychological Problems After Hospital Stay

Study indicates across-the-board difficulties

6/5/2002
New Read on Rorschach Test Helps Kids

It appears to be more accurate in assessing mental disorders

5/28/2002
NYC Terror Attacks Heightened Bad Habits

Residents used more alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana in weeks after Sept. 11

5/25/2002
Cope With Stress and Boost Your Health

Modern life is full of stress, but experts say there are simple ways to cope with it

5/20/2002
Sept. 11 Had Additional Effect On Psychiatric Patients

Terrorist incidents prompted post traumatic stress

5/17/2002
Music of the Heart

Tunes can boost emotional outlook

5/8/2002
A Beautiful Mess

Many with mental health problems can't get private medical insurance

5/3/2002
Counseling Can Help End Problem Drinking

10-minute sessions lead to dramatic results

4/11/2002
Toxic Childhoods

Angry, cold families produce sick kids who may become sick adults

4/4/2002
For Depressed Young Women, Girlfriends Are Better Bet Than Boyfriends

Close female friends offer more support in times of need, study says

3/29/2002
Answered Prayers

Study links regular worship to protection against disease and death

3/28/2002
An Hour of Daily TV Primes Teen Violence

Ground-breaking research show longer viewing linked to criminal behavior

3/27/2002
M-m-m-math Anxiety? It's All in the Teaching

Supportive instructors produce eager pupils

3/14/2002
Breakfast Boost

The importance of that first meal

3/7/2002
A Room With a Cue

Study shows your personal surroundings can tell people much about who you are

2/28/2002
If You Feel Like an Imposter ...

You may be stressed out

2/19/2002
Brain Trust

Study reveals two brain regions linked to judging trustworthiness

2/8/2002
War's Lingering Wounds

Post-combat syndrome afflicts veterans of many wars, study says

1/30/2002
IQ Helps Buffer Post Traumatic Stress

New research finds intellect an aid, but combat still key in Vietnam vets' PTSD

1/29/2002
Four-Shadowing Death?

Heart attacks spike on fourth of month for Japanese, Chinese

1/28/2002
Talking in Images Creates Presidential Charisma

Those whose speeches paint pictures are seen as great leaders

1/25/2002
A Kinder, Gentler America?

Survey suggests terrorist attacks prompted character changes in people

1/23/2002
Study Reinforces Power of the Golden Rule

Could help solve global problems like climate change, researchers say

1/14/2002
Women Should Let the Fur Fly

Study says women who suppress anger end up even angrier

1/4/2002
Losing a Pet Is Painful -- No Matter Who You Are

Former First Family isn't alone in mourning the death of a pet

1/3/2002
The Flushed Face of Falsehood

Thermal imaging shows blushing points to lies

1/2/2002
Keeping Kids Out of Gangs

Parents have more influence than they might think

12/24/2001
Home Field Advantage

The pluses of playing on your own turf

12/22/2001
Believing Is Seeing

Using guided imagery to imagine good health may help you feel better

12/22/2001
Keeping Those Holiday Blues at Bay

Reassess what's important to you, and consider the needs of others, for starters

12/20/2001
Deadly Trouble for Troubled Minds

Mentally ill more likely to be murdered, study says

12/18/2001
Beating the Winter Blues

Staying happy as the days get shorter

12/17/2001
In Sports, Over-Analysis Leads to Paralysis

'Choking' attributed to thinking too much

12/17/2001
There's More to Smarts Than IQ

Think you're smart? Not if you can't visualize and relate, says study

12/16/2001
'Tis the Season of Receiving

Materialistic parents breed materialistic children, study suggests

12/14/2001
Risky Business

Which occupations are prone to mental illness

12/12/2001
Impulsive?

Take this test to find out

12/10/2001
Want To Feel Better? Wait for the Punch Line

Anticipation of laughter improves mood

12/7/2001
Keeping Brain Power in Hand

Gesture, and your mind will thank you

12/6/2001
There's No Denying It

Brain scans show a difference between truth and deception

12/4/2001
The Thin Blue Stressed Line

Stressed-out cops and their wives can't communicate, study finds

11/29/2001
Put on a Happy Face

It might save your heart

11/24/2001
Teaching Tolerance

Educators can unwittingly encourage prejudices in their students, study says

11/15/2001
Healthy Denial Does Wonders

Post-Sept. 11 jitters can be helped by turning down the information volume, experts say

11/9/2001
Odds Are Men and Women Gamble Differently

Strategy, personal involvement seem to vary by sex

11/3/2001
Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

The burden of trichotillomania

10/27/2001
Trauma Counseling for Parents Helps Kids

New research on war refugee mothers proves there are emotional, physical benefits

10/27/2001
Overexposed

Disturbing images in wake of terror attacks are common yet treatable, experts note

10/26/2001
Middle Easterners Should Take Care on Halloween

Holiday could be used as an excuse for violence

10/26/2001
Not in the Mood for Love?

Current stress may affect your sexual desire