mental diseases

Russian senators propose legalising handguns


July 25th, 2012 - 8:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of Russian senators have presented a report to the Federation Council for reforming the law on weapons and suggested legalising possession of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Is India finally waking up to mental illness?


February 2nd, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Ignorance, stigma and lack of doctors have long marred mental healthcare in India. But with stressful lifestyles and ever increasing cases of depression, this much ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why teens are more vulnerable to drug addiction, behavioral disorders


January 27th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have recorded neuron activity in adolescent rat brains that could reveal the biological root of the teenage propensity to consider rewards over ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India needs more counsellors, say experts


October 26th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, October 26 (IANS) With a large number of people suffering from mental diseases, the stigma attached to going for counselling needs to be fought, experts said here on the second ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists convert skin cells into nerve cells


January 28th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): In a novel study, scientists from Stanford University have successfully transformed skin cells into nerve cells - an advancement that could pave way for new treatments for dementia.They ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sleep patterns may help predict depression risk in teens


August 14th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): Sleep patterns can help predict which adolescents might be at higher risk of depression, says Indian-origin researcher Uma Rao from UT Southwestern Medical Centre.Depressed adults experience rapid-eye-movement (REM) ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Autism and schizophrenia may share common origin


December 18th, 2008 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Following an extensive literature study, a Dutch researcher has hypothesized that schizophrenia and autism may share a common origin.Developmental psychologist Annemie Ploeger showed that both mental diseases ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Forensic patients with tattoos might suffer from antisocial personality disorder


July 16th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Forensic psychiatric patients with tattoos are likely to suffer from antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), say researchers.They are also expected to have histories of suicide attempt, substance abuse, ... Read more...

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China issues guide for foreigners during Olympics


June 2nd, 2008 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, June 2 (Xinhua) China Monday released a guidebook for foreigners visiting the country during the Olympics that barred entry of terror suspects, drug-traffickers and those with contagious or mental diseases. The ... Read more...

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Schizophrenics at increased risk of ruptured appendix


November 15th, 2007 - 5:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new research has revealed that people with schizophrenia are more likely to suffer from ruptured appendix than others.Most of the healthcare provision studies for mentally ill patients ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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