Psychotherapy News

Poor Sleep Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in Older Adults

August 15th, 2014
Older adults who suffer from sleep difficulties are at greater risk of dying from suicide than well-rested adults, according to new research at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The study confirmed the already established link between depression and suicide risk, while also ...

How You Think of God Impacts Prayer’s Effect on Mental Health

August 14th, 2014
New research suggests that individual expectations appear to influence how prayer impacts mental health. For example, when it comes to easing symptoms of anxiety-related disorders, prayer doesn't have the same effect for everybody. Baylor University researchers found that what seemed to matter more ...

Similar Brain Deficits Impact ADHD, Addiction, Conduct Disorder

August 13th, 2014
Emerging research has discovered that many common behavioral problems stem from the same neurocognitive deficits. The finding suggests that disorders may be detected, and cared for early in the spectrum of care by focusing on a few critical behaviors. Investigators from the University of ...

1 in 10 Cancer Survivors Still Smoke

August 10th, 2014
Approximately one in 10 cancer survivors will continue smoking after their diagnosis, according to new research by the American Cancer Society. The findings reveal that cigarette smoking can thwart cancer treatments, lower patient survival rates, and increase the risk of having a relapse. ...

Marital Strife Interferes with Parent-Child Bond

August 6th, 2014
New research finds that marital tension between mom and dad can harm each parent’s bond with their children. Southern Methodist University (SMU) researchers discovered dads, in particular, let conflict adversely impact relationships with children, while moms compartmentalize marital conflict after first day. Investigators found ...

It Takes Just One Question to Identify Narcissism

August 6th, 2014
Ohio State researchers believe they have developed and validated a new method to identify which people are narcissistic. And, the beauty is that the tool is only a single question. In a series of 11 experiments involving more than 2,200 people of all ...

Reduce Depression, Decrease Dementia

August 1st, 2014
Although prior studies have shown that people with symptoms of depression are more likely to develop dementia, the relationship has remained obscure. A new study corrects this knowledge gap and provides insight into how the two illnesses are related and how ...

Tips to Improve Happiness

August 1st, 2014
Perhaps it is not a surprise that a new study on perceived happiness shows that many college students are stressed out and aren't coping. Many would agree that a study of the American population at-large would result in a similar finding. Although the ...

Preschool Depression May Continue for a Decade

July 31st, 2014
New research discovers early childhood depression increases the risk that a child will be depressed throughout their formative school years. Washington University researchers discovered children who had depression as preschoolers were 2.5 times more likely to suffer from the condition in elementary and ...

Teen Sleepless Nights Linked with Depression and Anxiety

July 31st, 2014
A new study of more than 300 high school students has led to a better understanding of the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions. Psychology researchers from the University of Adelaide surveyed Australian high school students aged 12-18 to better understand their sleep ...