Psychology News

Meds + Therapy = Best for Severe, Non-Chronic Depression

August 22nd, 2014
A major new clinical trial has found that the best method to treat severe, non-chronic depression is a combination of cognitive therapy and antidepressant medicine rather than antidepressants alone. However, researchers discovered a person with chronic or less severe depression does not receive ...

Schizophrenia Hinders Assessing Effort Needed for Task

August 22nd, 2014
New research suggests the reason individuals with schizophrenia have trouble engaging in daily tasks or setting goals for themselves is that they have difficulty assessing the amount of effort required to complete tasks. The study by San Francisco State researchers is discussed in ...

CBT Mindfulness for Depression May Also Reduce MD Visits

August 22nd, 2014
New Canadian research finds a reduction in primary care visits among individuals receiving mindfulness-based therapy for depression. Investigators discovered frequent health service users who received mindfulness-based cognitive therapy showed a significant reduction in non-mental health care visits over a one-year period, compared with ...

Coping Strategies for Cell Phone Loss Anxiety

August 22nd, 2014
For many, a day without a smartphone a day without sunshine. The issue becomes much more complicated if we believe we have lost our phones compounding anxiety and stress. A new study outlines potential coping mechanisms. Surprisingly, few smart-phone users have a plan to ...

Does ‘Fifty Shades’ Put Young Women at Risk?

August 22nd, 2014
In a new study, researchers attempt to determine if the blockbuster "Fifty Shades" series increases the threat of potentially harmful health behaviors and risks. The widely popular series has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. A movie adaptation is scheduled for release ...

Poor Childhood Can Lead to Impulsive Adulthood, Lack of Persistence

August 21st, 2014
Growing up poor appears to influence a person’s sense of control, leading them to give up quickly on challenging tasks. Moreover, the perceived loss of control may contribute to impulsive decision-making and unwise behaviors, suggests research recently published by the American Psychological Association. "Two ...

Social Media Becoming Go-To Info Source for Moms

August 21st, 2014
Social media may now rival girlfriends and playground parents as a source of trusted advice for mothers. A new Australian study finds that Facebook and other web communities are now the preferred information conduit, a distinction that some believe offers a largely untapped ...

Women Have Better Sex When in Love

August 21st, 2014
New research suggests sex is more physically satisfying for a women when she is in love and in a committed relationship. In the study, Pennsylvania State researchers performed a series of in-depth interviews on 95 heterosexual women between the ages of 20 and ...

Abusive Leaders Undermine The Whole Team

August 21st, 2014
Rude and abusive behavior by a supervisor toward individual employees harms more than just the targeted person -- it can trigger conflict among the entire work team. Michigan State University (MSU) researchers conducted a study in China and the United States and found the ...

Study Finds Veterans Mostly Satisfied with VA Mental Health Care

August 21st, 2014
Despite recent allegations of misconduct and uproar over delays to obtaining care, a new RAND Corporation study finds U.S. veterans are generally satisfied with the mental health care they receive from the Veterans Health Administration (VA). However, the study, conducted in 2008 and 2009, found ...