Archive for March, 2010

Depression Care Slowed by Cultural Stigma

March 29th, 2010
A study finds that appropriate mental health care is hindered by an individual's cultural bias. Failure to recognize or appreciate mental illness impedes appropriate disease management and includes behaviors such as noncompliance with medication regimens and a failure to attend scheduled appointments. ...

Fast Food Linked to Impatience

March 29th, 2010
Fast Food Linked to Impatience A new study finds that exposure to fast food does more than just add calories -- it is associated with potentially detrimental lifestyle and financial choices. Specifically, ...

Diagnostic Trends in Mental Health

March 29th, 2010
DiagnosticA fascinating new article traces psychoanalytical and pharmacological trends for the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. Historically, the 1950s and 1960s were characterized by the fear of ...

Meditation’s Influence on Brain Activity

March 26th, 2010
Meditation's Influence on Brain ActivityThe growing popularity of meditation has stimulated scientific investigation on how the technique influences brain function. "Given the popularity and effectiveness of meditation as a means of alleviating ...

Personality Disorder or Bipolar?

March 26th, 2010
Personality Disorder or BipolarA new study suggests a widely used screening tool for bipolar disorder may incorrectly indicate borderline personality disorder rather than bipolar disorder. The instrument in question is the Mood ...

Mother-Son Relationship Important for Emotional Growth

March 26th, 2010
Mother-Son Relationship Important for Emotional GrowthA new study discovers a mother's relationship with her children during youth is important for the child’s emotional growth. University of Reading researchers found that an insecure relationship between ...

Workplace Stress Linked to Obesity

March 25th, 2010
Workplace Stress Linked to ObesityA new study discovers that stress and low levels of physical activity are very common among the American workforce. The dangerous combo is linked to being overweight or ...

Single Women Continue To Face Social Challenges

March 25th, 2010
Single Women Continue To Face Social Challenges A new study reviews the societal and familial challenges single women face when they reach their mid-30s. The revelations are somewhat puzzling given the so-called societal ...

Work Addiction Defined

March 25th, 2010
Work Addiction DefinedFirst we learn about sex addiction, now researchers are studying work addiction and how better to measure the disorder. In a new study, Spanish researchers have developed a new scale for ...

Teen Blogging: A Good Thing!

March 25th, 2010
Teen Blogging: A Good Thing!A new pilot study is supportive of teenage blogging, as the vast majority of study subjects used the blogs to nurture relationships with their peers ...