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Online Anti-Drinking Aids May Not Help Over Long Term August 03, 2015

Beefing up electronic programs with human help might make them more effective, expert says

To Sway Anti-Vaccine Beliefs, Focus on Consequences: Study August 03, 2015

When parents learn about the harms of measles, mumps and rubella, many change their stance

Too Much Facebook, Twitter Tied to Poor Mental Health in Teens July 31, 2015

Study found those on social media sites more than 2 hours a day were more likely to have problems

Job Stress Might Make You Sick, Study Says July 30, 2015

High levels linked to more leave for mental health problems

Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women July 29, 2015

Friendships, activities have protective effect in middle-age, study finds

Psychiatric Woes Often Drive Euthanasia Requests in Belgium July 28, 2015

Depression, personality disorders are some reasons people ask to die: study

Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life July 27, 2015

Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets? July 27, 2015

Risk is highest for those who use social media site to compare themselves to friends, study finds

Transgender Youth Don't Have Hormone Abnormalities July 24, 2015

Levels generally match those of gender assigned at birth, study finds

PTSD Symptoms Persist for Thousands of Vietnam Vets, Study Finds July 22, 2015

It's never too late to seek help, experts say

Mental Illness Afflicts Many Juveniles in Jail July 21, 2015

Problems more common among girls than boys, study finds

Loneliness May Fuel Mental Decline in Old Age July 20, 2015

Slower deterioration seen in people with more satisfying relationships, researchers say

Dad's Involvement With Autistic Child Helps Mom, Too July 17, 2015

Study finds that depression levels in mothers drop when fathers engage in caretaking

Talk Therapy May Help Ease Insomnia, Even With Other Health Woes July 17, 2015

Study found cognitive behavioral therapy led to twice as many people getting a good night's sleep

Screams Tap Into Brain's Fear Response July 16, 2015

Certain sound frequencies alert mind to potential trouble, researchers say

Most College Students Stressed About Money, Study Finds July 16, 2015

Despite financial strain, they still think education is a good investment

Mental Health Problems in Childhood Linked to Adult Woes July 15, 2015

Study found those who suffered depression, anxiety while young were more likely to struggle later in life

Daily Smartphone Use Might Offer Clues to Depression July 15, 2015

Small study contends that people who use the devices more often are likelier to have the disorder

Cell Calls, Texts Can Distract Even If Unanswered July 14, 2015

Just knowing you have a message can affect your performance, study finds

U.S. FDA Approves New Drug for Schizophrenia, Major Depression July 13, 2015

Medication can be used as an add-on therapy to antidepressants

For Those With Social Anxiety, Acts of Kindness May Be Therapeutic July 10, 2015

Study found doing good deeds can promote positive feelings, enabling easier interactions

Marijuana Study Counters 'Gateway' Theory July 10, 2015

It says specific reasons teens try pot are better predictors of future drug use

Many Overweight or Obese Teens Don't See the Problem July 09, 2015

Around 40 percent thought their weight was about right, British study finds

Newly Enlisted Army Soldiers at Risk of Attempted Suicide: Study July 09, 2015

And women, whether officers or enlisted, were at twice the risk of men

Early Intervention Shows Promise in Treating Schizophrenia July 08, 2015

Programs that emphasize resiliency, education and job support are helpful, study finds

Brain Chemical Dopamine May Boost Risk-Taking in Healthy People July 07, 2015

Study findings echo those of Parkinson's patients taking meds to increase dopamine levels

Good at Imagining Aromas? You May Be Prone to Weight Gain July 07, 2015

Ability to conjure up odors in the mind might lead to food cravings, research suggests

Attraction Can Grow With Time Spent Together July 06, 2015

Couples who were friends first often find beauty's in the eye of the beholder, study says

Best Friends May Help Poor Kids Succeed July 06, 2015

Study found having just one confidant helped teens find ways to cope with problems

Plane Passengers' Near-Death Experience Gives Clues to Trauma's Effect on Brain July 03, 2015

Interviews, brain scans of people who thought they might die in crash show impact lasts for years

Mass Killings, School Shootings in U.S. May Be 'Contagious' July 02, 2015

These events appear to inspire similar tragedies afterward, study suggests

Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression? July 01, 2015

Study finds it's possible, but more research is suggested

Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD? July 01, 2015

Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

Beats Common to All Music May Bring People Together June 30, 2015

Study suggests a few basic rhythms underlie music from around the world, pulling groups closer

Scans Suggest Recurrent Depression May Take Toll on the Brain June 30, 2015

Shrinkage seen in region where new memories are made

1 in 3 American Adults Owns a Gun, Survey Finds June 30, 2015

Most are older white men rooted in a social gun culture

Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study June 29, 2015

But the research didn't establish a cause-and-effect relationship

Millennials More Accepting of Working Moms Than Past Generations June 29, 2015

Survey responses reveal growing gender equality in U.S.

'Overwhelming' Evidence That Same-Sex Parenting Won't Harm Kids June 26, 2015

Review of thousands of studies on the issue finds broad consensus among experts

Supreme Court's Nod to Gay Marriage a Psychological Boost to Couples: Experts June 26, 2015

5-4 decision should help bring acceptance, respect for these committed relationships

Could Brain Scans Help Guide Treatment for OCD? June 26, 2015

Small study suggests neural activity can point to patients who'll benefit most from psychotherapy

Small Talk Can Boost Business Deals for Men, Study Says June 25, 2015

Women get fewer bonus points from chatting because it's expected of them, researcher suggests

Same-Sex Marriage Offers Couples Psychological Benefits, Experts Say June 25, 2015

Supreme Court decision to support it would also boost well-being of couples, according to social scientists

Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others June 23, 2015

Review of 79 studies suggests states may have put cart before the horse, experts say

1 in 5 Teens May Be Bullied on Social Media June 22, 2015

Review found wide variations in prevalence, but victims were often females who were depressed

Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests June 22, 2015

Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

Daily Weigh-Ins Keep Dieters on Track June 19, 2015

Approach works especially well for men, study says

Too Much 'Feel Good' Brain Chemical May Trigger Social Phobia June 17, 2015

Serotonin finding conflicts with conventional wisdom, researchers say

Which Candidate? Study Examines the Voter's Brain June 15, 2015

One neurological area seems key to making complex decisions at the ballot box

'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn, Study Suggests June 15, 2015

Expert says findings bolster the case for parks, playgrounds

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