mental illness

Kids’ temper tantrums could signal mental illness


August 31st, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Temper tantrums in infants could signal early mental health problems, shows a research.Northwestern University researchers have developed an easy-to-administer questionnaire specifically designed to distinguish the typical ... Read more...

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US cinema shooting suspect mentally ill, say attorneys


August 10th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) James Holmes, the suspect in Denver's midnight movie theatre shooting incident in the US state of Colorado, is "mentally ill", his attorneys have said.Twelve people were ... Read more...

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Mental illness behind her, but nowhere to go (Feature)


July 31st, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) In the dimly-lit lobby of a shelter for the mentally-ill homeless, she sits reading the tattered printout of an e-mail from her US-based brother. The ... Read more...

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Women cat lovers may end up killing themselves


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Women cat owners are likely to develop mental health problems and commit suicide since they could be infected with a common parasite which can be caught ... Read more...

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Benefits on exercise on brain unravelled


May 20th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Exercise is a real boon - clearing the mind, pumping in more blood and oxygen to the brain and doing much more, latest research suggests. David ... Read more...

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Rajasthan family keeps mentally ill woman in chains


April 15th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Karauli (Rajasthan), April 15 (IANS) Unable to pay for her treatment and with no assistance from the government, the family of a 65-year-old mentally ill woman in Rajasthan's Karauli district ... Read more...

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Mentally-challenged woman raped by witch doctor


April 14th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 14 (IANS) A 20-year-old mentally challenged girl was allegedly raped by a witch doctor who was approached by her family members for a cure for her ailment, police ... Read more...

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‘3′ neither joyous love story nor serious movie (Tamil Movie Review)


March 31st, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "3"; Cast: Dhanush, Shruti Haasan, Sundar, Prabhu, Bhanupriya, Rohini, Sivakarthikeyan and others; Director: Aishwarya R. Dhanush; Producer: Kastoori Raja; Composer: Anirudh; Rating: ** 1/2The film "3" is the maiden directorial ... Read more...

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256 BSF troopers committed suicide since 2004


March 14th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Two hundred and fifty-six Border Security Force (BSF) personnel committed suicide between 2004 and 2011 due to various reasons, including occupational stress, the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Delhi policeman’s wife commits suicide


March 11th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The 36-year-old mentally-ill wife of a Delhi Police head constable committed suicide by slitting her throat with a stone cutter, police said Sunday.Meenakshi, wife of ... Read more...

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Wei Yun kept in cage for more than 20 years


March 8th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A mentally ill Chinese man has been kept in a cage for almost his entire life. 23-year-old Wei Yun, who cannot talk or walk, was first ... Read more...

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In house of memories, meet the nowhere women (Feature) (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Bordered by barbed wires and huge iron gates, a dilapidated amphitheatre in old Delhi's Kabir Basti is home to over 30 mentally ill women who ... Read more...

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Afghan national jumps from shopping mall, survives


February 23rd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A 28-year-old mentally challenged Afghan national, who had arrived in the city three days ago, jumped off a second floor of a shopping mall in ... 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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British troops in Afghanistan may suffer mental problems


December 28th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) At least one in five British soldiers -- or 20 percent -- serving in Afghanistan will suffer from some mental illness after leaving the battlefield, a ... Read more...

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Woman dies after jumping before Metro train (Lead)


December 15th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) A 45-year-old woman working as clerk in the Indian Coast Guard committed suicide by jumping in front of a Metro train in west Delhi Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh government transfers ‘mentally unstable’ senior cop


November 18th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 18 (IANS) Exactly two weeks after he was declared "mentally unstable" when he openly lambasted the state government for alleged corruption, the Uttar Pradesh government Friday transferred deputy ... 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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Rajasthan family keeps two deranged members chained


September 8th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Nagaur (Rajasthan), Sep 8 (IANS) Two mentally-ill men here have been kept in chains for years as their kin are unable to afford their treatment, even as the state government's ... Read more...

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Mentally ill prone to poor teeth


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) People suffering from severe mental illnesses are thrice as likely to lose their teeth because of poor oral health as compared to that of the general ... Read more...

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Laptop with over eight mn medical records missing


June 15th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) A laptop containing more than eight million medical records of patients has gone missing from a research building in a biggest-ever security breach of its kind ... Read more...

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Woman, locked up by mother for 7 years, rescued


June 14th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 14 (1ANS) A young woman, who had been kept locked up in a room for almost seven years by her mother, was rescued in the Bihar capital in a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health |

Scientists clue into why people suffer poor self-image


May 27th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Scientists have clued on into why some people suffer a poor self-image, seeing themselves as disfigured and ugly even though they may be good looking.The condition ... Read more...

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Bomb scare at US embassy in Slovenia


May 5th, 2011 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Ljubljana (Slovenia), May 5 (IANS) A 29-year-old man threw a backpack over the fence of the American embassy in the Slovenian capital city of Ljubljana, triggering a bomb scare, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Demi Lovato says bullying sparked eating disorder


April 21st, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): Troubled former Disney star Demi Lovato has revealed that her self-harming and eating disorders partly stemmed from being bullied as a child.It comes a day after the 18-year-old ... Read more...

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Jameela Jamil ‘guarantees Zeta-Jones’ bipolar disorder is menopause’


April 15th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): T4 presenter Jameela Jamil has sparked controversy after she commented that Catherine Zeta-Jones, who was admitted to a psychiatric hospital, was simply suffering from menopause."Catherine Zeta-Jones has just ... Read more...

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Britons are selfish, unfit, antisocial: Study


April 13th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) More and more people in Britain feel miserable and suffer from depression because they are "selfish, unfit, and antisocial", says a new study.A campaign to promote ... Read more...

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Brit-Indian honeymooner thrown out of London clinic after hurling plate at patient’s door


April 13th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): Shrien Dewani, the Brit-Indian millionaire who has been charged with masterminding his wife's murder during their honeymoon in Cape Town last year, was thrown out of The Priory ... Read more...

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Honeymoon murder: Indian origin accused held for violent outburst


April 12th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Indian-origin businessman Shrien Dewani, accused of plotting the murder of his newly-married wife during their honeymoon, has been arrested for violent outbursts at the psychiatric clinic ... Read more...

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Brit surrogate mum ‘pregnant again with Osama Bin Laden’s grandchild’!


April 11th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): A British former poledancer who miscarried Osama Bin Laden's twin grandchildren in 2010 has revealed that she is pregnant again with the grandchild of the world's most wanted ... 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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Scientists identify genetic link to suicide attempts


March 29th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study suggests that genetic risk factors may influence the decision to attempt suicide.Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a small region on chromosome 2 that is associated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Is bacterial chatter behind mental illness, obesity?


March 24th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 24 (IANS) The chatter between bugs present in your gut and your brain plays a key role in bringing on psychiatric illness, intestinal diseases and obesity among others.This ... Read more...

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