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Do Warnings on Cigarette Packs Work?
Ex-smokers who notice the warning labels on cigarette packs are less likely to start smoking again.  How much of a difference do these really warning labels make for ex-smokers? A four-country survey asks ex-smokers about cigarette warning labels over the course of 5 years to determine if they make any impact on whether or not they return to the smoking life. Warning labels may not be 100 percent effective, but they do appear to make a difference. Encourage people to notice warning labels on cigarette packs. Researchers from the VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Can...
Are You Addicted to Work?
Do you get stressed if you can't work? Do you work so much that your health, hobbies, family and family fall by the wayside? A new assessment may classify you a workaholic. A group of researchers from the United Kingdom and Norway have developed a scale for work addiction that is designed to help clinicians and people in general determine whether they have an unhealthy relationship with working. Balance your work and play time. Cecilie Schou Andreassen , of the Department of Psychosocial Science at the University of Bergen in Norway, and colleagues developed the Bergen Work A...
New Treatment for OCD
Compulsive checking, a behavior related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), can lead to debilitating behavior. Current treatments and therapies have low success rates, but some are taking a new approach.
PANS: New Psychiatric Condition in Kids
In some cases, symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can occur suddenly and without explanation. There needs to be a criteria for a new form of OCD, say researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
Famously Anxious and Sleepless
While watching celebrities play their roles in your favorite movies or TV series, it’s difficult to remember they’re real people with emotions and feelings just like your own. 
Punctuating OCD
Left untreated, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), can be as infuriating as it is incessant. Yet, some cases of the condition don't respond to conventional treatment with antidepressant medications.
Excessive Rituals in Children Could Signal OCD
Most children have a pretty stable routine, like a daily school routine, consistent meal times, regular schedules for bath, homework and bedtime.
Mental Health Disorders by the Pair
The prevalence of mental health disorders along with a recent increase in mental health awareness is beginning to help researchers understand how these disorders develop.  
Soothing Anxiety with a Tale
Many mothers read fairy tales to calm their child to sleep, and now doctors recommend storytelling to pacify anxiety.
OCD Leaves Hoarding Out
The Emmy-nominated television series Hoarders  fascinates America, taking a look into the lives of individuals incapable of parting with their possessions.