Psychology and Mental Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/22/2003
TV Soothes Low Self-Esteem

It's a refuge for people who face self-image challenges, study finds

1/22/2003
Tots Tune Into TV

Even babies can pick up emotional cues from television

1/17/2003
Living Well in the Golden Years

Study examines factors that affect quality of life in 'early old age'

1/14/2003
More Children Taking Psychiatric Drugs

Conditions include ADHD, depression, anxiety

1/2/2003
SAD and Don't Know Why?

Treating seasonal affective disorder

12/31/2002
Teen 'Extreme Dieting' Linked to Other Risky Acts

Those who excessively diet are more likely to smoke, drink and use marijuana

12/27/2002
Group Vex Can Be Good for You

Protesting can be mentally and physically beneficial

12/23/2002
Bad Bosses, Beware

Your subordinates may be planning sneaky ways to retaliate

12/17/2002
Stress-Busters

How to let off steam

12/9/2002
A Slave To Routine?

Studies show routines and rituals confer health benefits

12/2/2002
Brain Structure Difference Linked to Disruptive Teens

Two studies say adolescents who act out have abnormal frontal lobes

11/26/2002
Kids' Obesity Program Focuses on More Than the Food

Family members awarded 'points' for success in changing lifestyles

11/25/2002
'Tis Healthier to Give Than to Receive

New study finds that giving to others increases your longevity

11/22/2002
Some Teens Deliberately Harm Themselves

Occasionally, the goal is suicide, researchers say

11/12/2002
Teen Substance Abuse Could Increase Psychological Woes

Early drug, alcohol abuse linked to later psychological disorders

11/10/2002
'Refrigerator Rights' Can Fix a Lot of Wrongs

They're the cornerstones of nourishing relationships, new book says

11/8/2002
Grieving the Stillborn Child

Recent study infuriates women who have lost a baby at birth

11/3/2002
Antidepressants: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Experts debate whether they're being prescribed too quickly, too often

11/1/2002
Body Image a Big Deal on American Campuses

U.S. college students more concerned about body image than German students

10/30/2002
Help Your Child Cope With a More Stressful World

A sympathetic ear may be all that's needed

10/29/2002
The Kate Moss Effect on Depression

Reading fashion magazines can give women the blues

10/29/2002
Social Butterflies Have Sharper Brains

Studies find people who schmooze are mentally engaged

10/24/2002
Abuse of the Mind

Psychological abuse as harmful to health as physical abuse

10/18/2002
Girls Are Made Of Sugar And Spice And Sad Thoughts

They tend to dwell on unhappy feelings, study says

10/18/2002
Helping Children Learn Life's Toughest Lesson

Program lets grieving children come to grips with death of a loved one

10/9/2002
Help Your Child Make Sense of a Scary World

Sniper attacks may call for conversations with your kids

10/1/2002
Post Traumatic Stress Can Haunt Refugee Women

Study says disorder deserves more attention for immigrant, refugee women

10/1/2002
Hot-Headed Guys? It's All in the Brain

Sections of brain that promote aggression smaller in women than in men

9/27/2002
Mother's Milk Is Honey to Young Infants

Mother-child bond said to boost long-term psychological well-being

9/24/2002
Binge Eating Disorder

Help is available

9/22/2002
'I'll Study for the Test Tomorrow'

Serious procrastinators get poorer grades

9/20/2002
Warming Up to the E-Couch

Online 'e-coaching' supplements therapy, increases access to therapists

9/19/2002
Moving Blues

There's a clinical name for the condition

9/10/2002
Helping Kids Cope With 9/11 -- All Over Again

Children who have suffered other traumas are vulnerable

9/10/2002
One Year Later, and Still Struggling

Mental health experts offer coping techniques for the 9/11 anniversary

9/5/2002
Asthma Got Worse in NYC After Terrorist Attack

Experts don't know how much was seasonal, environmental or psychological

9/5/2002
Study: Abortion Aftermath Can Be Costly for Women

They're twice as likely to die from causes ranging from accidents to suicide

8/28/2002
Tackling Childhood Depression

Some 5 percent of teens suffer from this disease

8/28/2002
Don't Let Back Pain Paralyze You

Confronting fear of movement critical to recovery, experts say

8/23/2002
Cardiac Disease a Bigger Problem for Women

Quality of life suffers significantly, study finds

8/13/2002
Sniffing Out Cheaters

Human brain has evolved to help people spot scams, research shows

8/2/2002
Online Site Aims to Deter College Suicides

Parents started 'Ulifeline' after their son's death on campus

8/2/2002
Genetic Link Found in Some Violent Men

Study finds gene variant coupled with childhood abuse can make the difference

8/1/2002
Chemical in Pot Puts Haze on Bad Memories

It works in animal study, but researchers question its role for humans

7/25/2002
Hey Grandma, Way to Pump That Iron!

Positive reinforcement helps seniors stick with exercise programs

7/18/2002
'Unselfish' Neurons in the Brain?

Scientists find brain scan evidence that altruism is 'biologically imbedded'

7/18/2002
Postpartum Depression: Not Just the 'Baby Blues'

It's a common, yet treatable, complication of childbirth

7/9/2002
Pilot Program Teaches AIDS Awareness to Black Teens

Researchers looking for way to stem AIDS tide among young blacks

7/8/2002
Pessimism Can Be Kiss of Death

Particularly if you're suffering from a chronic illness

6/24/2002
Proof Positive

Attitude makes a difference in average lifespan