psychiatric disorders

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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Taking easy way out an invitation to blues


March 16th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Faced with complex decisions, we tend to take an easy way out to avoid misfortunes, missing out on rewards that can bring on depression. The ... Read more...

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Ailing AMRI director’s custody extended to Jan 30


January 16th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) An AMRI Hospital director, arrested in the Dec 9 fire in the high-cost health facility that left 94 dead, was Monday denied bail and his stay ... Read more...

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Anxiety disorders mount since credit crunch


January 1st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) The number of people with anxiety disorders has more than quadrupled in four years. Some of this could be explained by an expansion in counselling services ... Read more...

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Foetus can sense mum’s mental condition


November 11th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) A growing foetus is bombarded with messages from its mom -- not just about heartbeats but also chemical signals, including those about the mother's mental state, ... Read more...

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Kashmir mental health institute gets excellence tag


October 15th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 15 (IANS) In the over two-decade-long violence in Jammu and Kashmir, it treated thousands of patients with psychiatric ailments like insomnia, melancholia, schizophrenia and hallucinations. The institute of ... Read more...

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Sleep loss can cause testosterone levels to plummet


June 1st, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Cutting back on sleep can be quite disastrous for healthy young men - it sends their testosterone levels plummeting, says a study. Men who slept less ... Read more...

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Intestinal bacteria cause behavioural changes


May 18th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 18 (IANS) Intestinal bacteria affect human brains leading to behavioural changes, a recent research has revealed.McMaster University researchers have come up with the first ever evidence to show ... Read more...

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Optogenetics could one day be used to treat Parkinsons


May 4th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The invention of optogenetics tools has literally shed light on how our brains work, providing hope for a new treatment for neurological disorders such as Parkinsons.These 'tools' take ... Read more...

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Soon, a pill to keep stress at bay!


April 21st, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): A breakthrough by researchers at Leicester University may lead to the development of a pill that will beat stress.Scientists have worked out the brain chemistry that turns a ... Read more...

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Brain chemical influences our judgements


April 15th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) A brain chemical called serotonin is likely to influence why we may consider a couple to be intimate and romantic or jaded and bored.For instance, adult ... Read more...

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Obese people ‘can suffer from social anxiety disorder’


April 14th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A new study has warned that obese individuals with social anxiety related only to their weight may experience anxiety as severe as individuals with social anxiety disorder (SAD).Researchers ... Read more...

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Court orders better facilities for mentally ill prisoners


March 9th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Delhi government to implement the guidelines framed by experts for providing better facilities to under-trials and convicts in ... Read more...

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Eating disorders prevalent among adolescents: US study


March 8th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new US study has found that eating disorders are prevalent in the adolescent population and are associated with other psychiatric disorders, role impairment, and suicidality.Sonja A. Swanson, ... Read more...

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Common drugs can cause abnormal heart beats


January 31st, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) Many common drugs, including some antibiotics, anti-histamines and anti-psychotics, can cause a potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythm, known as arrhythmia.The group of drugs most commonly associated with this ... Read more...

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Pioneering treatment could benefit people with severe depression


January 25th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Bristol say that a neurosurgical treatment could help people who suffer with severe and intractable depression.The pioneering treatment very accurately targets brain networks ... Read more...

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Composer Frederic Chopin’s hallucinations may be linked to epilepsy


January 25th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Polish composer Frederic Chopin, who was hounded by hallucinations during his relatively short life, probably had epilepsy, according to a new study.Chopin, who was plagued by poor health ... Read more...

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New study finds a possible off-switch for anxiety


January 12th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Singapore scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how anxiety is regulated in the vertebrate brain.The new findings have shed light on how the brain normally shuts off ... Read more...

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‘Facebook feature’ in brain vital to your social life


December 30th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): A tiny structure in the human brain that scientists have dubbed 'Facebook feature' may determine a rich and varied social life among humans.Scientists at the Northeastern University ... Read more...

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New study offers insights into addiction and impulse-driven behavior


December 9th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): Scientists have shed new light on dopamine's role in the brain's reward system.The findings could provide insight into impulse control problems associated with addiction and a number of ... Read more...

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Pathological gamblers ‘more likely to commit suicide than non-betters’


November 24th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new Montreal inter-university study has shown that pathological gamblers are three times more likely to commit suicide than non-betters.The study also indicated that these gamblers are also ... Read more...

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Caring for inmates will boost public health, says experts


November 19th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Experts in Texas and England have concluded that improving the mental and physical health of inmates will improve public health.In their article, "The health of prisoners," Seena Fazel ... Read more...

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People with exhaustion syndrome demonstrate impaired memory


November 19th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study from Umea University in Sweden has shown that exhaustion syndrome, also called burnout and exhaustion depression, leaves objectively measurable changes in the brain.Certain personality traits ... Read more...

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Genes determine a lot more than just our looks


November 8th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): A study has suggested that the two sets of chromosomes we humans inherit from our parents do not only determine our physical traits but also how we develop.Dr ... Read more...

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Sexually abused kids at higher risk of schizophrenia


November 8th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 8 (IANS) Sexually abused children are likely to develop psychotic illnesses later in life, a study says.Researchers from Monash University, Australia, say that such children are more likely to develop ... Read more...

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Sexually abused ‘at higher risk of developing psychotic disorders’


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Children who are sexually abused, especially if it involves penetration, are at higher risk for developing schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, according to an Australian study.Margaret C. Cutajar, ... Read more...

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Teens’ sleeping patterns a clue to mental health risk


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 23 (ANI): The sleeping patterns of teenagers can provide a clue to their longer-term risk of developing depression or bipolar disorder, say scientists.Erratic sleeping patterns were an often overlooked feature ... Read more...

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Possible biomarker to identify seizure-related stress found


October 5th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A new research has found that reduced levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)-a protein in the brain that encourages growth of neurons-may be a trait marker for individuals ... Read more...

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New gene for memory identified in fruit fly could provide Alzheimer’s clues


September 9th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time identified a new gene that is required for memory formation in Drosophila, the common fruit fly.The gene may have similar functions ... Read more...

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Non-invasive therapy for depression


September 4th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 04 (ANI): UCLA researchers have found a unique new therapy that could help those suffering from depression.The therapy applies electrical stimulation to a major nerve emanating from the brain is ... Read more...

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Drugs can reset body clock to ease psychiatric disorders


August 24th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) It is possible to treat a host of health problems by resetting the body clock with the help of drugs. "This might include some psychiatric diseases and certain circadian ... Read more...

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New drug could make jet lag history


August 24th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Now frequent flyers can heave a sigh of relief - with researchers having successfully tested a new drug that can reset and restart the natural 24-hour body clock ... Read more...

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Maternal stress linked to psychiatric disorders in offspring: Study


August 19th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): A new study has reported that neuro-developmental disorders, which include mood disorders, schizophrenia, autism and eating disorders, are associated with foetal exposure to maternal stress or infection and ... Read more...

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Soon, drugs that could treat cocaine addiction


August 11th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Scientists are exploring pharmacological strategies to treat cocaine abuse in animals.The study may have implications for treating cocaine dependence in humans.Glutamate, a brain neurotransmitter, has been implicated ... Read more...

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