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New smartphone app to boost mental health treatment

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 12:57

Scientists have developed a new smartphone app that detects changes in patients` behavioural patterns, and then sends the data to doctors in real time.

Adults with Asperger Syndrome likelier to have suicidal thoughts than others: Lancet

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 13:36

Researchers have claimed that adults with the autism spectrum condition known as Asperger Syndrome are nine times more likely to experience suicidal thoughts than people from the UK general population.

Psychological side effects of anti-depressants worse than previously believed

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 18:59

A researcher at University of Liverpool has shown that the psychological side effects of anti-depressants such as thoughts of suicide, sexual difficulties and emotional numbness may be more widespread than previously thought.

Poor mental health could lead to casual sex among teens

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 18:49

A new study has suggested that poor mental health and casual sex feed off each other among teens and young adults, with each one contributing to the other over time.

`Engineered` suicide genes offer new transplant hope

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 14:57

Doctors have for the first time given kids` life-saving transplants of immune cells, engineered to carry suicide genes in case things go wrong.

Bisexual teens at greater suicide risk

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 11:15

Past studies have reported that gay and lesbian teens have more symptoms of depression than heterosexual teens.

`Suicide can be prevented on timely intervention`

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 11:01

Suicidal tendency is a mental illness - it can be prevented through timely intervention.

Mental Health Care Bill to decriminalise suicide tabled

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 09:30

The new mental health care bill, which seeks to decriminalise suicide and makes access to affordable mental health care a right for all, was introduced in Rajya Sabha this week.

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