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Pet Pooch May Help Ease PTSD in Veterans May 27, 2016

Dogs also helped reduce depression and loneliness, researchers found

Seeing the Sea Soothes Stress May 21, 2016

But study did not find similar benefit for people living near parks, forests

Frat Brothers Keep Chugging Despite Anti-Booze Efforts May 20, 2016

What works for other college students doesn't work for those in Greek organizations, study finds

Family Rejection Triples Risk for Suicide Attempts by Transgender People: Study May 19, 2016

Substance abuse risk also rises when this important 'buffer' to discrimination is removed, researchers say

Early Palliative Care Seems to Help Caregivers, Too May 18, 2016

Such programs improve quality of life for folks caring for terminal cancer patients, study finds

ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some, Study Suggests May 18, 2016

Research in adult twins finds many had symptoms but no prior history of the disorder

Keep Busy! Stay Sharp! May 17, 2016

Study suggests a full schedule may enhance your mental prowess

Scientists Test 'Magic Mushroom' Chemical for Tough-to-Treat Depression May 17, 2016

Study of only 12 people suggests it may help some, but more and better research is needed

Could Inducing Brief, Mild 'Fever' Help Ease Depression? May 16, 2016

Small study suggests heating the body might alter brain's serotinin levels, but more research is needed

Devout Women May Enjoy Better Health May 16, 2016

They were one-third less likely to die over 20-year period, study suggests

Depression Strikes, Stays With Many Caregivers of Critically Ill May 11, 2016

One year later, 43 percent were clinically depressed or had depressive symptoms, study found

Baby's Immune System Might Hint at Autism Risk May 11, 2016

Certain 'markers' in newborn blood samples seemed to predict future cases, study found

Can the Anesthetic Ketamine Ease Suicidal Thoughts? May 10, 2016

A small study found that the drug worked quickly in people with major depression

Depressive Episode May Not Always Follow Mania in Bipolar Disorder May 09, 2016

New study finds anxiety could be a third emotional state highly connected to the condition

Health Tip: Is Your Child an Emotional Eater? May 06, 2016

Here are potential warning signs

Health Tip: Focus on the Positive May 03, 2016

And don't dwell on the negative

Desperate for Shut-Eye? May 02, 2016

Physicians' group recommends cognitive behavioral therapy before drugs for insomnia

Even Non-Obese Report Better Mood, Sex Drive After Dieting May 02, 2016

Calorie cutters said their sleep and relationships improved, too

'Wandering' a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism May 02, 2016

In study, many were unaware they might be in danger, couldn't distinguish strangers from people they knew

Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia April 29, 2016

Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

If You're Craving Cookies, You Might Just Be Bored April 29, 2016

Dull times lead to unhealthy choices, including chips, sweets and fast food, studies find

Many Manly Men Avoid Needed Health Care April 29, 2016

Gender stereotypes can have dangerous consequences, research suggests

'You've Got Cancer' Can Take Devastating Mental Toll April 28, 2016

Study finds higher rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse just before and after a diagnosis

Mindfulness Therapy May Help Ease Recurrent Depression April 27, 2016

Review of 9 studies suggests it helps patients better cope with troubling thoughts and emotions

Young Gay, Bisexual Men May Be at Higher Risk for Suicide, Study Finds April 27, 2016

They were much more likely to attempt to harm themselves than older counterparts, and blacks were also vulnerable

Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Might Boost Antidepressants' Effects April 26, 2016

Data from 8 randomized clinical trials suggests a benefit, but consult with your doctor first, experts say

Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later April 26, 2016

Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit: Study April 25, 2016

Researchers, experts call for ban on such promotions, much like what happened with tobacco cigarette ads

Nagging Your Kids About Weight Might Backfire April 21, 2016

Children added pounds if parents thought they were heavy, research suggests

Previous Mental Distress May Slow Concussion Recovery April 20, 2016

If 'psychosomatic symptoms' were present before head injury, it took twice as long for most athletes to get better, study found

How the Brain Reads Other People's Faces April 20, 2016

Researchers say they spot region that decodes facial movements, such as a slight smile or furrowed brow

Talk Therapy May Help Depressed Teens Who Shun Antidepressants April 20, 2016

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help boost mood without drugs, experts say

Lonely, Isolated People May Be Prone to Heart Disease, Stroke April 20, 2016

Study found social isolation raised the risk by 30 percent

More Evidence Gay Parents Raise Well-Adjusted Kids April 19, 2016

Latest study found no differences in general health, mental health or learning abilities

Many U.S. Adults Think Kids' Health Is Worse Today April 18, 2016

They also think children have higher stress levels, less family time, poorer coping skills and personal friendships, survey finds

Toddlers' Sweet Tooth a Weight-Gain Danger, Study Confirms April 18, 2016

Tots who favored sugary snacks over salty ones tended to be heavier by age 3, researchers found

Depression Common for Heart Attack Survivors, And More May Need Help April 18, 2016

Swedish study found patients were often depressed, but fewer than half got treatment

Depression More Common in Kids Who Join Gangs, Study Finds April 15, 2016

And mental health problems, such as suicidal thoughts, seemed to worsen after they joined

Pair Gamblers Anonymous With Other Treatments for Best Results April 15, 2016

Popular 12-step program for problem gamblers may not address related needs, research suggests

Study Links Green Spaces to Longer Lives for Women April 14, 2016

Among the findings: living with lush vegetation tied to a 13 percent lower rate of cancer death

Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in Seniors April 12, 2016

As depression worsens, the risk of thinking and memory problems may double, research suggests

ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: Study April 11, 2016

Checking patients for risk factors should be part of routine ER care, researcher says

The Health Risks Posed by Mindless Munching April 06, 2016

Being more aware of your food might help improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels, study suggests

Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health? April 01, 2016

Declines in one seem to mirror declines in the other, but cause-and-effect isn't clear, study says

Booze-Branded Merchandise May Spur Teen Drinking April 01, 2016

Studies show link between owning alcohol-related items and youth alcohol use

U.S. Autism Rate Unchanged at 1 in 68 Kids: CDC March 31, 2016

It's not yet clear if the rate will stabilize over the long-term, experts say

Antipsychotics Don't Ease Delirium in Hospitalized Patients March 29, 2016

These drugs won't prevent or effectively treat the condition, review suggests

How to Tell If Your Teen Has a Mental Health Problem March 29, 2016

1 in 5 kids develop a serious problem but many go years without treatment, psychiatrist says

Brain Stimulation May Help People With Anorexia March 25, 2016

Depression treatment cut urge to restrict food, study says

Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules March 25, 2016

Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

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