Psych Central

Archive for March, 2009

Relationships on Facebook, Social Networks

March 31st, 2009
Relationships on Facebook, Social NetworksA new research study evaluates details of relationships created on social networking sites to determine their significance, depth and potential. Nancy Baym, a University of Kansas professor of communication ...

Diabetes Linked to Schizophrenia

March 31st, 2009
Diabetes Linked to Schizophrenia A new study has found that people with schizophrenia are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes. Medical College of Georgia researchers studied 50 people newly diagnosed with schizophrenia and ...

Screen Adolescents for Clinical Depression

March 31st, 2009
Screen Adolescents for Clinical Depression The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends screening adolescents for clinical depression only when appropriate systems are in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, treatment and followup care. ...

Depression After Multiple Births

March 31st, 2009
Depression After Multiple BirthsMothers of multiples have 43 percent increased odds of having moderate to severe depressive symptoms nine months after giving birth compared with mothers of single-born children. Researchers examined the relationship ...

Jury Duty Can Take a Toll

March 30th, 2009
A new report by UK psychologists warns that exposure to harrowing and gruesome trial evidence can cause stress-related trauma among jurists. In the first study of its kind, the research highlights ...

Hormones Link Insomnia and Weight Gain

March 30th, 2009
Hormones Link Insomnia and Weight Gain Insomnia has long been associated with poor health, including weight gain and even obesity. Now, researchers at UCLA have discovered an explanation for the unusual association. In ...

Evaluate Hearing To Understand Schizophrenia

March 30th, 2009
Evaluate Hearing To Understand SchizophreniaMeasuring brain waves in response to hearing a variety of tones appears to be a useful way to begin understanding the underlying genetic abnormalities associated with schizophrenia. Researchers at ...

Innovative Therapy Reduces Child Phobias

March 30th, 2009
Innovative Therapy Reduces Child PhobiasChild phobias have often been discounted, as many believe childhood fears and anxiety are normal and can be outgrown. However, new findings challenge this view. "Children who are not ...

Reducing Weight from Antipsychotic Meds

March 27th, 2009
Antipsychotic drugs, such as olanzapine (Zyprexa), risperidone (Risperdal) and quetiapine (Seroquel), are commonly used to treat psychotic disorders, bipolar and even behavioral problems related to dementia. Unfortunately, the weight gain commonly experienced with ...

Anorexia Linked to Adult Mental Problems

March 27th, 2009
A long-term study matching 51 teenagers with anorexia nervosa with 51 teenagers without the eating disorder has produced interesting results. The cohort study, which began in 1985, has compared the two groups several ...