mental illnesses

Pornography linked to mentally illness among kids


April 24th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) Online porn is linked to a quarter of mental illnesses among kids, British researchers have claimed.The figure was revealed as Prime Minister David Cameron Sunday ... 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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Molecular evidence sheds light on women’s depression


September 18th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Molecular changes have been detected in the brains of highly depressed women, which will help in a better understanding of mental illnesses, researchers said.Although women ... 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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Babies born in spring ‘more likely to develop anorexia nervosa’


April 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Researchers have said that babies born in spring are slightly more likely to develop anorexia nervosa, while those born in the autumn have a lower risk.The researchers analysed ... Read more...

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Zeta-Jones ‘hopes to remove stigma from depression’


April 21st, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): Catherine Zeta-Jones hopes her confession that she had been diagnosed with and treated for bipolar II disorder will encourage millions of sufferers to wipe away the "shame" associated ... Read more...

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Running electricity through one’s scalp can improve video game skills


April 20th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 20 (ANI): Scientist has discovered that running electricity through the scalp can sharpen one's mind and improve video game skills.In a study funded by the US Defense Advanced Research Project ... Read more...

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Study: Tiny tots may have mental health problems also


March 8th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has concluded that when it comes to mental illness there is no age limit. The study revealed that tiny toddlers are not exempt ... Read more...

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Partners of cancer patients become ill themselves


March 4th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A new study has found that people who are married to or cohabiting with a cancer patient suffer more illness in the year following their spouse or partner's ... Read more...

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Dull brain? Blame it on family genes!


March 4th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 4 (IANS) Your family's genetic make-up may explain why your brain is sharp or dull, so says researchers.Alex Fornito from the University Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre said the findings ... Read more...

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How well our brain functions is based on our family’s genes


March 4th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 04 (ANI): A new study, led by University of Melbourne, has shown that how well our brain functions is largely based on our family's genetic makeup.The study provides the first ... Read more...

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Exercise, helping others can be as effective as drugs to treat mental illnesses


February 18th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has suggested that lifestyle changes-such as getting more exercise, time in nature, or helping others-can be as effective as drugs or counseling to treat an ... Read more...

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Genes of the immune system linked to increased risk of mental illness


February 8th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A thesis from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, has revealed that genes linked to the immune system can affect healthy people's personality traits as well as the ... Read more...

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Unemployment made 1 in 5 Americans mentally ill last year


November 21st, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): A new US survey has revealed that nearly one in five Americans, or 45 million adults, had experienced mental illness last year.The report, released by the Substance ... 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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Dopamine model could aid treatment of schizophrenia, drug addiction


October 21st, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in creating a model of the way the brain releases dopamine - the model could be used to understand drug ... Read more...

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Drugs for neurologic, psychiatric conditions up smokers’ nicotine metabolism


September 19th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 19 (ANI): Carbamazepine and oxycarbamazepine, medications commonly used to treat neurologic and psychiatric conditions, increase nicotine metabolism in smokers, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School researchers have found.As nicotine metabolism ... Read more...

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Aspiring porn star Montana Fishburne in rehab over anger issues


September 14th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Aspiring porn star Montana Fishburne is attending a rehabilitation facility to overcome her anger and behavioural problems.She is checking herself into a South Carolina inpatient facility that specializes ... Read more...

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Tiger Woods’ ex-wife to open mental health clinic for children


August 30th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
New York, August 30 (ANI): Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren is all set to open a mental health clinic for children.Nordegren, whose divorce was finalized last Monday, is considering spending some ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on stigmas suffered by teens with mental illnesses


May 26th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Much is known about the stigmas suffered by adults with mental illnesses, but with the increasing numbers of youth diagnosed and taking medications for mood disorders, researchers have ... Read more...

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Smoking cessation treatments work for people with severe mental illness


May 21st, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Scientists have found that treatment for smoking dependence is as effective among people with severe mental illnesses as it is for the general population.They also found that ... Read more...

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Overprotective parents put kids at risk of psychiatric disorders


March 12th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): Overprotective parents slow their kids' brain growth in an area linked to mental illness, a new study warns.According to the study, led by Kosuke Narita of Gunma University, ... Read more...

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Psychiatrists call for ban on ‘glamorising’ of eating disorders


February 23rd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0London, February 23 (ANI): Psychiatrists are urging a ban be put on the "damaging portrayal" of eating disorders in advertisements and various other publications.The Royal College of Psychiatrists' (RCPsych) Eating ... Read more...

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Use, misuse of alcohol and marijuana influenced by common set of genes


December 19th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): A new study has found that use and misuse of alcohol and marijuana can be traced to common set of genes.The study will be published in the March ... Read more...

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‘Mental illness’ gene identified


November 26th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 26 (ANI): Scottish researchers have made a breakthrough as they identified a gene that could help explain the causes of mental illness.The international team of scientists, led by experts at ... Read more...

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India’s mental health system grossly inadequate: experts (Oct 10 is World Mental Health Day)


October 10th, 2009 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) As many as 20 million Indians are believed to be suffering from mental illnesses, but there are only 3,500 psychiatrists and 1,500 psychiatric nurses to ... Read more...

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Heath Ledger’s Joker blamed for showing people with mental health problems in bad light


August 18th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): Charities have pointed fingers at Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning depiction of the Joker in 'The Dark Knight', claiming that the character gives the public the wrong impression of ... Read more...

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Artificial brain ‘could be built within a decade’


July 23rd, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): A leading scientist has claimed that an artificial brain could be built within a decade.Henry Makram, director of research group the Blue Brain Project, has already created parts ... Read more...

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‘Schizophrenia gene’ determines person’s creativity


July 17th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): A genetic mutation linked to psychosis and schizophrenia plays a major role in determining if a person is creative or not, claims a new study.The research, by Szabolcs ... Read more...

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Family history reflects likelihood of mental illness


July 9th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 9 (IANS) Family history is enough to predict the risk of mental illness and how severe it is likely to be, according to the latest research. People are routinely queried ... Read more...

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Family history may help predict severity of mental disease


July 7th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Researchers from Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy (IGSP) have revealed that family history can play a vital role in predicting the severity of mental disorder.They suggest ... Read more...

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Study sheds new light on genetics of schizophrenia


March 20th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers at University of Edinburgh, has shed new light on the genetics of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.The researchers ... Read more...

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Bit of activity can brighten outlook in mental patients


January 16th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) A bit of physical activity can really brighten the outlook of people suffering from serious mental illnesses (SMI) like depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. An Indiana University (IU) ... Read more...

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Physical activity can improve mood of people with serious mental illnesses


January 15th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A new study suggests that even the modest levels of physical activity can significantly improve the mood of people with serious mental illnesses (SMI), such as bipolar ... Read more...

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Obama, Cruise, Winfrey make it to 2008s Unscientific Shame list


December 27th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): When it comes to science, Barack Obama is no better than many other people the would-be US leader has joined Tom Cruise and Oprah Winfrey in the ... Read more...

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