psychiatry

Sahaja Yoga confers good health, busts stress: Australian study


June 12th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Sahaja Yoga founded by Mata Nirmala Devi, that is gaining greater acceptance worldwide for calming the mind and busting stress, contributes to promoting mental and ... 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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‘Sahaja Yoga fosters better health’


May 14th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 14 (IANS) Performing Sahaja Yoga induces 'mental silence,' which calms the mind, fosters better health and wellbeing, a new study says. Fifty-two percent of study respondents said that ... Read more...

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Worrying, intelligence may have co-evolved


April 13th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Worrying may have evolved along with intelligence as a beneficial trait, says a recent study.Jeremy Coplan, professor of psychiatry at University Hospital of Brooklyn, SUNY Downstate, ... Read more...

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Placebo can trick brain into taking it for real


March 27th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) A placebo, resembling an actual anti-depressant, can "trick" the brain into responding in the same manner as its real counterpart. A new study by the University ... Read more...

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Parents can motivate kids into shedding weight


March 15th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Parents can motivate their obese children to shed weight by working out to knock off their unwanted pounds themselves, says a new study."We looked at things ... Read more...

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Mentally unsound son killed father, and now mother


March 15th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 15 (IANS) A 40-year-old man, who is believed to be mentally unsound and had served a three-year sentence for killing his father, has been arrested for bludgeoning his ... 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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Low vitamin D levels spell depression


January 6th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) Low levels of vitamin D, linked earlier with cardio diseases and neurological conditions, are also tied with the blues. This new study helps clarify a debate ... Read more...

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Blood test to tell whether anti-depressants work


December 16th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) In a brand new discovery in the field of psychiatry, scientists have found a new method by which it can be known whether an anti-depressant drug ... Read more...

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Women linked to drug abuse at depression risk


November 14th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Women linked to drug abuse in any form -- as partners of drug abusers or narcotics consumers themselves -- are more vulnerable to mental health ... Read more...

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Scientists identify how brain cells keep us awake


November 7th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Scientists have identified brain cells that respond to bright light, secreting a substance that keeps us wake. Jerome Siegel, professor of psychiatry at the University of ... 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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Gut bugs could prevent efficacy of cholesterol drugs


October 14th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Statin drugs are quite good at busting cholesterol but they may work for some and not others because of gut bacteria, new research says.A team led ... Read more...

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Lack of sleep during adolescence skews brain wiring


October 10th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) Lack of sleep during adolescence could skew the brain's wiring and makes it malfunction, neuroscientists say.Researchers have found that short-term sleep restriction in adolescent mice prevented ... 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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Study reveals that Sleep apnea is linked to dementia


August 10th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Francisco, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has found that sleep apnea is linked to memory degradation and dementia. The study was conducted by a group of researchers led by ... Read more...

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Faith in God armours you against uncertainties


August 7th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Faith in God shields you against worries and helps you tackle life's uncertainties. "The implications...for the field of psychiatry are that we have to take patients' ... Read more...

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Has human mind reached limit of its intelligence?


July 31st, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) The human mind may have reached its limit of intelligence, as a research has suggested that the humans are presently as smart as they are ever ... Read more...

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Omega-3 eases anxiety among young


July 14th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Consuming more fish oil seems to significantly ease anxiety and inflammation among healthy young people.Inflammation is the way the body reacts to infection, irritation or other ... Read more...

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Why we reach for chocolates during stress?


June 24th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Scientists are a step closer to unravelling why some stressed people reach for chocolate, mashed potatoes, ice cream and other high-calorie comfort foods.A study led by ... Read more...

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Jharkhand top cop sentenced for assault on judge (Lead)


May 19th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 19 (IANS) A tribunal here Thursday sentenced Jharkhand's Inspector General of Police Nirmala Chaudhary to 15 days of rigorous imprisonment for ordering her bodyguards to beat up a ... Read more...

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Director Nishikanth Kamath plays mind games in ‘404′


May 9th, 2011 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Some can act as well as direct and Nishikant Kamath seems to be one of them. His focus is on directing movies, but he doesn't mind ... Read more...

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Brain regions can briefly go ‘off-line’ even while awake, causing errors


April 28th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that some nerve cells in a sleep-deprived yet awake brain can briefly go 'off-line' into a sleep-like state, while the ... Read more...

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Air traffic controllers falling asleep on job


April 26th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Highly irregular shifts may be forcing fatigued air traffic controllers to fall asleep on their job.There is even speculation that staff shortage and a lack of ... Read more...

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Stress triggers Catherine Zeta-Jones’s bipolar disorder


April 16th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Recent announcement by Catherine Zeta-Jones that she suffered bipolar II disorder after coming under stress have got many people wondering if stress could cause the disorder.Scientists ... Read more...

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Online mental health modules reduce anxiety or depression


April 6th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 6 (ANI): Two new trials have found online and email-based support is effective at reducing the incidence of developing anxiety or depression.Professor Helen Christensen discussed the results of the two ... Read more...

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Why some kids are harmed by mum’s drinking, but others aren’t


March 24th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Scientists have found why one woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy give birth to a child with physical, behavioral or learning problems -- known as fetal alcohol spectrum ... Read more...

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Want to lose weight? Get out of depression


December 12th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Improving your mood might be the link to losing those extra pounds, suggests a new study.The new study cites past surveys that show having a body mass index ... Read more...

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Loud snoring, insomnia symptoms linked to metabolic syndrome


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study found that loud snoring and two common insomnia symptoms - difficulty falling asleep and unrefreshing sleep - each significantly predicted the development of the metabolic ... Read more...

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Parent-only treatment may be equally effective for childhood obesity


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed that parent-only treatments for childhood obesity work equally as well as plans that include parents and child.Moreover, the method is more cost effective ... Read more...

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Scientists discover key genetic trigger of depression


October 18th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Yale researchers have discovered a gene that seems to play a major role in triggering depression."This could be a primary cause, or at least a major contributing factor, ... Read more...

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Enough sleep spells longevity for women


October 1st, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) The secret to a long life among women may mean just enough sleep -- less than five hours a night is probably not enough while eight hours is ... Read more...

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Getting just enough sleep is the key to longevity


October 1st, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A good night's sleep is what holds the secret of longevity, claims a new study by University of California, San Diego researchers.Coming in line with a 14-year-old research, ... Read more...

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Cuddle chemical improves social cognition only in less socially proficient people


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Naturally occurring hormone oxytocin-the so-called cuddle chemical-selectively improves social cognitive abilities for less socially proficient individuals, but has little effect on those who are more socially proficient, according ... Read more...

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