Archive for May, 2007

Meds or CBT for Panic Disorder

May 28th, 2007
Why a pharmaceutical approach helps some individuals with a mental health disorder, yet fails to help others, is a salient research question. A group of Dutch investigators describe individual characteristics which may predict the efficacy of a pharmaceutical verse ...

Binge Drinking Leads to Cognitive Deficits

May 25th, 2007
While the lasting damage of heavy alcohol use is well known, a new study finds that binge drinking can leave college students at risk for impaired decision making. The study investigated alcohol's effects on decision-making capabilities among people who drink heavily but ...

Improve Relationships by Sincere Actions

May 25th, 2007
New research suggests making sacrifices for your partner is a more satisfying action for both parties if you genuinely want to perform the task. That is, if you do something positive for your mate, does it matter why? The answer is yes, ...

Free Choice to Quit Improves Success

May 25th, 2007
Researchers believe smokers who sincerely want to quit and who take a part in developing a cessation process are more likely to kick the habit. The findings eminate from a study evaluating a new psychological theory of human motivation, called Self-Determination Theory. Dr. ...

Is Self-Esteem Over-Rated ?

May 24th, 2007
The belief that high self-esteem is an integral trait for a successful life has been promulgated for years. Now, some researchers are questioning this paradigm believing that while heightened self-esteem is a worthy goal, its significance and value may be overrated. The topic ...

ADHD Risk if Mother Smoked While Pregnant

May 24th, 2007
New evidence suggests that in-utero exposure to smoking is associated with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) problems in genetically susceptible children. For years, women smokers who become pregnant have long been encouraged to reduce or eliminate their nicotine intake. The study, being ...

Verbal Abuse May Prompt Weapon Bearing

May 24th, 2007
Experts report behavior that intentionally harms another individual, such as being bullied, can significantly affect adolescent psychosocial development and mental health. The research discussing the potential effects of manipulation of social relationships (or ‘relational aggression’) is found in the Journal of Youth and ...

Attractiveness is in the Way We Walk

May 23rd, 2007
Researchers have discovered that not only does body shape relate to how attractive we find others, but also in the way they carry themselves. The findings reflect the views of over 700 individuals who participated in a series of five studies, three of ...

After Divorce, Men Twice as Likely to Experience Depression

May 23rd, 2007
Depressed man
Men are nearly twice as more likely to suffer from depression after they break up with their spouse, according to a Canadian study released Tuesday. While both men and women whose marriages have dissolved have a ...

Performance on the Job Related to Personality, Not Satisfaction

May 23rd, 2007
Woman with laptop
If you thought being happy at your job meant you're a more productive worker, you'd be wrong. New research links job performance more strongly to an individual's personality than to their satisfaction within a job. "A cause and effect ...
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