Schizophrenia: Things you might not know about this mental disorder

Schizophrenia: Things you might not know about this mental disorder

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts. 

May 24, 2017, 11:12 AM IST

Exercise may improve working memory in schizophrenia patients

Aerobic exercise can significantly help individuals improve the 'cognitive deficits,' especially loss of working memory linked with schizophrenia, finds a study.

Aug 13, 2016, 23:03 PM IST

Magic mushrooms show 'promising' results for treating severe depression!

Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in ‘magic’ mushrooms, has been found to successfully clear symptoms of severe depression in patients.

May 18, 2016, 10:10 AM IST

Can drug help reduce domestic violence?

 A drug that causes hallucinations may have therapeutic potential for reducing intimate partner violence, says a study.

Feb 07, 2016, 14:25 PM IST

Hallucinations linked to changed structures in brain

People diagnosed with schizophrenia who are prone to hallucinations are likely to have structural differences in a key region of their brain than healthy individuals and people with schizophrenia who do not hallucinate, says a new study.

Nov 22, 2015, 18:25 PM IST

Study links hallucinations in Schizophrenia to brain structure differences

A new study suggests that there is a difference between the length of a brain fold found in the frontal lobe for people diagnosed with schizophrenia who have hallucinations as compared to those who don’t.

Nov 18, 2015, 09:20 AM IST

Know how hallucinations emerge

The experiment showed a larger performance improvement in people with very early signs of psychosis in comparison to the healthy control group. 

Oct 13, 2015, 18:10 PM IST

Japanese Encephalitis alert in Meghalaya

Meghalaya has sounded an alert for Japanese encephalitis after three people died of the disease and another six were tested positive for the virus.

Aug 18, 2015, 18:51 PM IST

Smartphone game to help reduce schizophrenia symptoms

Researchers at Cambridge University have developed a smartphone game that can help reduce symptoms of schizophrenia.

Aug 10, 2015, 14:18 PM IST

Smartphone game may improve memory in schizophrenics

Researchers have developed a smartphone 'brain training' game that may improve the memory and daily functioning of patients with schizophrenia, helping them live independent lives.

Aug 03, 2015, 13:15 PM IST

People with psychosis at increased heart disease risk

 People suffering from psychosis, a mental health problem that causes people to lose contact with reality, are likely to have high levels of cardiovascular risk factors such as excessive fat around the stomach, says new research.

May 12, 2015, 13:30 PM IST

Voices inside your head are more varied, complex than previously believed

A new study has provided a deeper insight into the nature of voices inside a person's head.

Mar 11, 2015, 12:09 PM IST

Revivifying drugs with anti-stroke potential by minimizing side effects

A team of researchers is revivifying drugs with anti-stroke potential by minimizing their side effects.

Mar 01, 2015, 13:29 PM IST

Encephalitis under control, claims Bengal Health Department

West Bengal Health Department today said that the spread of encephalitis was "completely under control" as hardly any new case of the disease was reported.

Jul 29, 2014, 21:47 PM IST

Schizophrenia leads to IQ loss: Study

People at greater genetic risk of schizophrenia could see a fall in IQ as they age, even if they do not develop the mental disorder, researchers say.

Feb 24, 2013, 19:11 PM IST

Scientists identify the origins of schizophrenia

Scientists have discovered that defects in an important neurological pathway in early development may be responsible for the onset of schizophrenia later in life.

Jan 23, 2013, 18:44 PM IST

Drinking too much coffee `can cause hallucinations`

Drinking coffee in moderation may be okay, but downing too much can cause hallucinations.

Jun 06, 2011, 11:24 AM IST