Archive for October, 2008

Analysis of Interventions for Youth Trauma

October 31st, 2008
girlAn independent, nonfederal task force discovered that both individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) were effective interventions to reduce psychological harm for youth who experience trauma. The group, convened by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ...

Cognitive Therapy Aids Childhood Anxiety

October 31st, 2008
therapyA new research study finds that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be an effective modality for treatment of childhood anxiety disorders. Researchers found treatment that combines CBT with an antidepressant medication is most likely to help children ...

Alzheimer Family Genes Provide New Clues

October 31st, 2008
dnaThe first family-based genome-wide association study in Alzheimer's disease has identified the sites of four novel genes that may significantly influence risk for Alzheimer's. Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital's Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MGH-MIND) describe how newly ...

Weight Does Not Affect Sexual Activity

October 31st, 2008
womanNew research suggests a woman's weight does not seem to affect sexual behavior. In fact, overweight women are more likely to report having sex with men than women considered to be of "normal weight." The study, published in the ...

More to Romance Than Personality

October 31st, 2008
coupleNew research finds that measuring the quality of romantic relationships is more complex than earlier believed. Personality researchers have long known that people who report they have certain personality traits are also more (or less) likely to ...

Breastfed Children Have Fewer Mental Health Issues

October 30th, 2008
momChildren who are breastfed are less likely to suffer from behavioral or mental health issues than that who are not breastfed, finds a new study. Researchers looked at whether breastfeeding is associated with decreased behavioral problems and psychiatric ...

Female Vets Report Military Sexual Trauma

October 30th, 2008
womanAccording to preliminary research results from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 15 percent of recently returned female veterans utilizing the VA health care system report experiencing sexual trauma during military service. The findings come from a cross-sectional ...

Confront Fears To Reduce Child Anxiety

October 30th, 2008
childNew research suggests helping children face their fears may be more productive than focusing on other techniques to help them manage their anxieties. The research, which identified similarities between cognitive behavioral therapy administered in a clinical practice and protocols ...

Gender Influences Perception of Infidelity

October 30th, 2008
man and womanA new study explored how men and women perceive online and offline sexual and emotional infidelity. Researchers discovered men felt sexual infidelity was more upsetting and women felt emotional infidelity was more upsetting. The study by Monica ...

The Color Red Attracts Men to Women

October 29th, 2008
coupleA groundbreaking study by University of Rochester psychologists adds color -- literally and figuratively -- to the age-old question of what attracts men to women. Through five psychological experiments, Andrew Elliot, professor of psychology, and Daniela Niesta, post-doctoral researcher, ...
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