Psychiatry

Virtual reality to treat alcoholism: Study

There is new hope for heavy boozers who want to quit drinking. A 'virtual-reality' therapy may help people with alcohol-dependence reduce the craving for their favourite tipple, says a new study.

Jun 25, 2015, 18:10 PM IST

Poor sleep linked to teen mental health problems

Getting too little sleep might be a sign of - or even a contributor to - emotional problems, anxiety and suicidal thoughts among teens, according to a large study from Europe.

Jan 17, 2014, 16:50 PM IST

Substance abuse far higher in mentally ill

Smoking, drinking and drug use are significantly higher among those who have psychotic disorders than among those in the general population, says a new paper.

Jan 02, 2014, 12:02 PM IST

Modafinil can help fight depression: Study

British researchers have claimed Wednesday that taking Modafinil reduces the severity of depression more effectively than taking anti-depressants alone.

Nov 28, 2013, 13:33 PM IST

Biomarkers to help treat schizophrenia

Researchers say they have identified a set of lab-based biomarkers that can be useful for understanding of schizophrenia.

Jul 12, 2012, 17:22 PM IST

Placebo can trick brain into taking it for real

A placebo, resembling an actual anti-depressant, can "trick" the brain into responding in the same manner as its real counterpart.

Mar 27, 2012, 20:26 PM IST