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Gene linked to anxiety, schizophrenia identified

Scientists have identified a novel gene linked to anxiety and schizophrenia.

Why losing your temper can literally kill you

 A new study has revealed that angry outburst or anxiety can trigger heart attack within hours.

Shun anger to cut heart attack risks

An episode of intense anger could lead to an eight-fold increase in the risk of heart attack. A high level of anxiety also increases the risk by about nine times, says new research.

Strong parental bond early can keep anxiety away

Strong attachment with parents can help shy babies, especially boys, avoid developing anxiety disorders in their teenage years, a study says.

Stressed? Know if it will lead to depression later

Measuring activity of a brain region which is crucial for detecting and responding to threats, it is possible to tell four years in advance if someone would become depressed or anxious in response to stressful life events, says a study.

Novel model to customise 'intellectual disability' treatment

Scientists have developed a novel approach that can protect against a genetic disorder that causes "intellectual disability", including serious memory impairments and altered anxiety levels.

Brits Google 'depression' 27 times a minute

 A new research has recently revealed that Brits Google "depression" 27 times a minute, which means that someone Googles "depression" every two seconds.

Lesser known health benefits of plum

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Separation from iPhone can lead to anxiety

Researchers from the University of Missouri (MU) have found that separation from cell phone can have serious psychological and physiological effects on iPhone users, including poor performance on cognitive tests.

Wealth, power linked to many mental disorders

Researchers have found that inflated or deflated feelings of self-worth are linked to such afflictions as bipolar disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, anxiety and depression.

Probiotic supplements may ease anxiety and depression

Supplements to boost probiotics -- the helpful micro-organisms that reside in our bodies -- can alter the way people process emotional information and ease anxiety and depression, new research suggests.

Musical training can improve kids' brains

Musical training may help kids focus their attention, control their emotions and diminish their anxiety, factors that affect their psychological health, shows a study.

Certain antidepressants safe for pregnant women?

Use of certain antidepressants during pregnancy can lead to life-long changes in anxiety-related behaviour in their offspring and protect them from anxiety-related disorders when they turn adults, research has found.

Laughing gas may help treat depression

Laughing gas or nitrous oxide could be used as a treatment for severe depression in patients whose symptoms don't respond to normal therapies.

Clear sense of self worth keeps mental disorders at bay

 Researchers from the University of California - Berkeley in the US have linked inflated or deflated feelings of self-worth to afflictions such as bipolar disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, anxiety and depression.

Computer-based approach could reduce suicide risk, stigma

A team of psychology researchers have developed a simple computer-based approach to treating anxiety, that could in turn reduce suicide risk.

Nothing wrong with kids who don't finish lunch

Are you frustrated at the sight of your kid leaving so much uneaten food on the plate? Take heart.

Mindfulness treatment as effective as CBT for depression

 Group mindfulness treatment is as effective as individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in patients with depression and anxiety, according to a new study.

Anxiety can seriously hurt brain health

A new study has indicted that Alzheimer's disease can get worse if one suffers from anxiety especially for those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Psychology plays a great part in modern sport: Pankaj Advani
Psychology plays a great part in modern sport: Pankaj Advani

He has made winning 12 world titles look like a stroll in the park but India's poster boy of cue sports Pankaj Advani says it is not easy to deal with the anxiety and stress, crediting his elder brother Shree for helping him handle pressure.