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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.

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.

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.

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.

Biomarkers to help treat schizophrenia

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

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.