mental disorders

Depression, anxiety affects every society: Study


July 24th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Researchers have found that depression and anxiety affects every society and country in the world, debunking old theories that only Westerners get depressed.The findings come from ... Read more...

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Power cuts lead to sleep-related disorders in Pakistan


June 21st, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Long hours of electricity cuts, particularly at night, has led to an increase of sleep-related medical and psychiatric disorders among the Pakistani people, health experts ... Read more...

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Over 8.4 mn people sleepwalk in US


May 15th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) More than 8.4 million adults in the United States tend to sleepwalk, showing a link between nocturnal wanderings and psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety. ... Read more...

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WHO for enhanced partnership to curb non-communicable diseases


April 24th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) With non-communicable diseases causing an estimated 7.9 million deaths annually in southeast Asia region, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday called for intervention from multiple ... Read more...

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Wikipedia top rated for mental health information


February 16th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Wikipedia is the most highly rated website for providing information on mental-health related topics, a study reveals.Researchers from the University of Melbourne assessed a range of ... Read more...

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Ayurveda treatment goes hi-tech


February 12th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 12 (IANS) With ayurveda becoming a hit among foreign tourists, the ancient Indian system of medicine has gone hi-tech with a new machine being developed for the popular ... Read more...

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Boost for research in mental health, neuro-sciences


January 20th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 20 (IANS) A new Centre for Advanced Research for Innovation in Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences will be set up here, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad ... Read more...

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Women fall sick more often than men


January 1st, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Women may visit doctors more often than men because they fall sick more often. They are more likely to suffer from arthritis, mental disorders and muscular ... Read more...

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China mulls law for 100 mn mentally ill


October 25th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 25 (IANS) China is drafting a law that seeks to protect the rights of its 100 million mentally-disordered people and prevents the forced hospitalisation of healthy people.There are ... Read more...

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20 million need mental health care: Expert


October 11th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Around 20 million people in India need medical treatment for serious mental disorders, with a majority of them belonging to the most deprived section of ... Read more...

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Pakistan sees 100 percent rise in mental disorders


October 10th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS) There has been almost a 100 percent increase in the number of cases of mental disorders in the past 10 years in Pakistan, say the experts.Insecurity, ... Read more...

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Thai flood worst in decades, says PM; toll 252


October 7th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 7 (IANS) Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Friday called the flood, which has been ravaging the country's north for more than two months, as the worst in decades.... Read more...

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Brain cell growth during adolescence key to sociability


October 7th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) The growth of brain cells during adolescence is the key to sociability, which produces an opposite effect when impaired or blocked, new research says.Mice shunned the ... Read more...

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Government planning new mental health care bill


August 19th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government is considering a new mental healthcare bill to replace the old Mental Health Act, 1987, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad ... Read more...

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Mental health check-up not to be compulsory in China


June 14th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 14 (IANS) Mental health examination of Chinese people would not be compulsory and could be done at the discretion of the patient's guardians, says a new draft mental ... Read more...

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China mulls new mental health law


June 13th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) China is mulling over a law that gives people the freedom to decide if they need a mental health check instead of compulsory tests for mental ... Read more...

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Low income linked to mental disorders, suicide attempts


April 5th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new report has revealed that low levels of household income are associated with several lifetime mental disorders and suicide attempts, and a decrease in income is associated ... Read more...

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Violent video games may help soldiers sleep better


March 9th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study has suggested that regularly playing video games, involving combat and war, could help soldiers cope with nightmares and sleep better.Jayne Gackenbach of Grant MacEwan University ... Read more...

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Pakistani policeman fatally shoots colleague


March 6th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) A Pakistani policeman shot dead one of his colleagues and injured six at a training centre in Karachi, a media report said Sunday.Officials told Dawn News ... Read more...

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Cheerful kids make for happy adults


February 27th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Being happy and cheerful in teen years could be key to greater well being and satisfaction in adulthood, says new research. Although a troubled childhood may be ... Read more...

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Happy kids make happy adults


February 26th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): New research has found that being a 'happy' teenager is linked to increased well-being in adulthood.Much is known about the associations between a troubled childhood and mental health ... Read more...

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Babies, toddlers too can suffer mental illness


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Infants and toddlers too can suffer serious mental disorders, yet they are not likely to receive treatment that could prevent lasting damage, says a new study. "The ... Read more...

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Mental health neglected, multinational partnerships needed: Azad


February 17th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday pointed out that over six percent of Indians suffer from mental disorders and said there was a need to develop multinational ... Read more...

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‘Difficult’ patients ‘more likely to report worse symptoms’


January 27th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that 'difficult' patient-clinician encounters have a negative impact on patients' health outcomes in the short-term.Sheri Hinchey from the Tripler Army Medical Centre in ... Read more...

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New study may provide clues to treating a variety of mental disorders


January 26th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study by the University of Missouri Brain Imaging Center (BIC) may provide researchers clues to treating a variety of mental disorders.In an effort to understand ... Read more...

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Psychopaths lack empathy just like patients with frontal head injury


January 26th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A University of Haifa study has suggested that people diagnosed as psychopathic have difficulty showing empathy, just like patients who have suffered frontal head injury."Our findings show that ... Read more...

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How oestrogen can make you smarter


November 18th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Northwestern Medicine researchers have discovered how oestrogen physically works in brain cells to boost mental performance.Oestrogen is an elixir for the brain, sharpening mental performance in humans and ... Read more...

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MRI scans reveal ‘unique brain activity in people who bluff’


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): People who bluff exhibit a unique brain activity as seen in MRI scans, a study revealed.The US team said that the study could help shed light into what ... Read more...

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LiLo could be placed under conservatorship by court


September 27th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 27 (ANI): Court could appoint a third party for Lindsay Lohan to act as a legal guardian over her affairs, all thanks to her behaviour and parenting situation.According to ... Read more...

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Acupuncture can help prevent suicides


September 10th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 10 (IANS) Medical experts in China have claimed traditional Chinese medicine, popularly known as TCM, especially acupuncture, can help prevent suicides. Du Wendong, of the Institute of Psychology of Nanjing University ... Read more...

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Disasters ‘especially tough on people with disabilities, mental disorders’


August 29th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): A new study has highlighted that disaster response strategies should address the needs of the population affected, specifically those with disabilities and mental disorders, as they take more ... Read more...

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Nothing beats yoga in managing mood, anxiety


August 20th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) There's nothing to beat yoga for managing mood and anxiety disorders. These findings by Boston University School of Medicine researchers show a link between yoga, decreased anxiety and ... Read more...

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Yoga better than walking for driving away anxiety, depression


August 20th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Feeling down in the dumps? Try Yoga, for it is superior to other forms of exercise in its positive effect on mood and anxiety, says a new study.Researchers ... Read more...

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Early puberty linked to obesity in girls


July 27th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): An analysis of as many as 100 studies has revealed that overweight girls tend to reach puberty earlier than their peers do.While some researchers have argued hitting ... Read more...

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Bacteria Can Work As Antidepressants: Study


June 15th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): If you love to go out and play in the dirt, then it’s good news for you. According to a new research study, ... Read more...

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