HealthDay News: Behavioral Health
Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- As the American Psychiatric Association unveils the latest edition of what is considered the "bible" of modern psychiatry this weekend, the uproar over its many changes continues.
College Women More Prone to Problem Drinking Than Men: Study
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- It comes as little surprise that college students sometimes binge drink, but new research shows that college women are more likely to drink unhealthy amounts of alcohol on a weekly basis than are college men.
Gay Actors Convincing in Heterosexual Roles
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Although being openly gay appears to affect a male actor's masculinity ratings, it does not affect views on his performance, according to a new study.
Teen Bullies May Turn to Crime as Adults
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Teen bullies are more likely to be criminals when they're adults, a new study finds.
Adult Children of Substance Abusers More Prone to Depression
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- The adult children of parents who were addicted to alcohol or drugs are at increased risk for depression, a new study finds.
Depression May Boost Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged Women, Too
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s and 50s who suffer from depression are almost twice as likely to have a stroke as women who aren't depressed, according to a large, long-running Australian study.
Anti-Gay Bullying Tied to Teen Depression, Suicide
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Students targeted because they're believed to be gay -- as many as one in seven young teens -- are much more likely than others to be suicidal and depressed, a new survey finds.
Most Americans Say 'No' to Smoking in Their Homes, Cars
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Drop by for a visit or share the drive -- but please, no smoking.
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in five American children under the age of 17 has a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, according to a new federal report.
Young Women Less Healthy Than Men Before Heart Attack: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Among young heart attack victims, women often have more medical issues, more chest pain and worse quality of life before the event than men, a new study reveals.