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Addiction shouldn ’t excuse criminal acts
A state court takes up a case that could set a dangerous precedent. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

ADHD and eating disorders: What you should know
Experts agree there's an association between the two, but you have options to manage these issues. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Economic forces making US men less appealing partners
When places lose manufacturing jobs, fertility and marriage rates among young adults go down. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Teenage suicide is extremely difficult to predict
Researchers are testing an app in schools that analyzes language to determine whether teens are at risk for suicide. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Being empathetic is good, but it can hurt your health
Those who regularly prioritize others ’ emotions over their own are more susceptible to experiencing anxiety or low-level depression. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How children ’s self-control has changed in the past 50 years
The experts were pessimistic about the abilities of today's kids, but were wrong. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

This is what happens when gender roles are forced on kids
A first-of-its-kind study looks at early adolescent gender identity development around the world. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Are dads as torn between jobs and family life as moms?
Many dads are caught between being an ideal employee and an ideal parent. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Have you got the wrong impression about schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia does not mean you have a split personality or automatically become violent. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How being angry can (sometimes) be good for you
Science says there are some perks to getting angry. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

More teens show up in ERs addicted to opioids
Many youths go to the ER for some other reason and doctors discover they are also addicted to or dependent on opioids. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

After Hurricane Katrina, many people found new strength
Long after the floodwaters recede and the debris is cleared, the mental health impacts of disasters like hurricanes can linger. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

People are living longer, but violent deaths are on the rise
Conflict, terrorism and gun violence are claiming more lives around the world now than a decade ago. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Why don't parents talk to their kids about money?
Many parents' insecurities about money keep them from talking to their kids. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Alternatives to drugs for treating pain
Specialists are exploring nondrug, noninvasive treatments, some of which have proved highly effective. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Are we putting too much blame on ‘emotional eating’?
Researchers suggest response could be to dieting or deprivation in other areas of our lives. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

There are many reasons clowns are so terrifying
Those with intense clown phobia can experience real feelings common to anyone experiencing panic or anxiety. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Women in midlife aren't sleeping enough
Insufficient sleep will exacerbate other issues associated with menopause including mood disturbance and weight gain. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Men more likely to 'marry up' as women become more highly educated
Women are more likely to marry a less-educated man and bring more money to the relationship. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

'Concussion' doctor says kids shouldn't play these sports until they're 18
Doctor warns that children who play football, hockey and lacrosse could face a lifetime of health consequences. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Relationship problems? Try getting more sleep
Couples were more likely to be hostile when both partners were functioning on less than seven hours of sleep. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Why the aviation industry is waking up to fragrance
Recognizing the power of smell, businesses are starting to add a special aroma to their brands. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Helping children recover from the trauma of disaster
A child's exposure to stressors during and immediately after the disaster is a key factor. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Groups urge FDA to ban high-dose opioid painkillers
Advocates and officials call for a ban high-dose opioid painkillers to prevent accidental overdose deaths among patients and people who abuse drugs. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

When athletes share their battles with mental illness
Athletes may be at increased risk for mental illness, as injuries, competitive failure and overtraining can lead to psychological distress. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Are human personalities hardwired?
Psychologist says we can change our personality by acting against our biology. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Poor sleep raises Alzheimer's risk
A series of studies show that even a little sleep loss can add up to a greater risk of Alzheimer ’s, the leading cause of dementia. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How therapy can cure overeating
Unlike most calorie-restricting diets, the success of therapy holds for many patients over time. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

What to do if you might be a workplace bully
Bullies have a desire to be seen as highly competent, and when they learn their behavior may prevent that, they are motivated to change. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Preventing teen suicide: What the evidence shows
Rates of teen suicide continue to rise, with rates for girls higher than at any point in the last 40 years. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

The tough transition to middle school
Some parents are anxious when a daughter or son begins middle school. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

The psychology of hate groups: What drives someone to join one?
When deciding to join a hate group, receiving implicit permission is a large factor. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

The psychology of the eclipse: 'You just feel connected with everybody'
The celestial show promises to bring the U.S. together like no other event in recent years. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How to stay calmer, more alert and save the environment: Bring the weather indoors
Most buildings inadvertently deprive us of contact with two requirements for well-being and effectiveness: nature and change. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Pediatricians offer strategies for talking to kids about bad news
Medical pediatrics journal provides an online resources to assist parents in talking to their children about tragedies. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Study finds 1 in 8 Americans struggles with alcohol abuse
Women, African Americans and older people have seen some of the sharpest rises in abuse. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How to survive a jerk at work
Research shows ways to reduce the onslaught and suffering of dealing with rude and disrespectful coworkers. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Your brain can form new memories while you are asleep
A sleeping brain can form fresh memories, according to a team of neuroscientists. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Third of men say work a factor in mental health problems
Men are more likely than women to suffer mental health problems brought on by work and less likely to seek help. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

What 'Game of Thrones' tells us about trauma
After seasons of suffering, some of the most beloved characters on the show finally have the opportunity to heal. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Caregiving is hard enough. Isolation can make it unbearable.
Research shows that modest interventions can reduce the sense of isolation and improve mental and physical health. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Maternal depression is getting more attention – but still not enough
Task forces have been created and programs developed, but help is often still elusive. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Suicides in teen girls hit a 40-year high
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a sharp increase in suicide rates among teen girls. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Many avoid end-of-life care planning
People with chronic illnesses were only slightly more likely than healthy individuals to put their wishes down on paper in a living will. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Can wearing a 'work uniform' help you get ahead?
Our clothes have symbolic value that influences the way we feel when we wear them. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Science shows spanking can negatively affect children's behavior
Corporal punishment at a young age can cause major problems down the road. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Binge drinking drops among teenagers
Binge drinking among young people has declined, but it ’s still a concern for girls, black adolescents and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - July 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Scientists reawaken memory in mice that had a condition resembling Alzheimer ’s
Research suggests that the condition may not destroy memories but instead impair our ability to recall them. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - July 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Research on football and brain trauma sounds an alarm
Researchers studied the donated brains of 111 former NFL players and found that all but one had evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - July 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How to build resilience in midlife
Science shows that adults also can take steps to boost resilience in middle age, which is often the time we need it most. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - July 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news