Scaling the heights of Mount Everest can lead to psychosis, say researchers

Scaling the heights of Mount Everest can lead to psychosis, say researchers

Researchers cited the example of mountaineer Jeremy Windsor who experienced something very strange while climbing Mount Everest in 2008.

Dec 20, 2017, 13:46 PM IST
Cannabis ingredient holds promise as antipsychotic medicine

Cannabis ingredient holds promise as antipsychotic medicine

They were also more likely to be rated as "improved" by their psychiatrist, the study found, and there were signs of better cognitive performance and functioning. 

Dec 15, 2017, 14:03 PM IST
Autistic people with psychosis at greater risk of attempting suicide

Autistic people with psychosis at greater risk of attempting suicide

The more autism traits people with psychosis had, the lonelier and more hopeless they felt and were more likely to think about suicide.

Dec 14, 2017, 13:08 PM IST
Do antipsychotics do more good than harm?

Do antipsychotics do more good than harm?

The experts concluded that, for the patients with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders, antipsychotic medications do not have negative long-term effects on patients` outcomes or the brain. 

May 07, 2017, 16:19 PM IST

Thickening of neck artery is evident in young patients with early psychosis

Several studies have shown the strong relationship between these disorders and later risk of developing cardiovascular disease, with high rates of mortality. 

Oct 20, 2016, 17:24 PM IST

New detection method paves way for early prevention of psychosis

Scientists have developed a new probability model that has shown 70 percent accuracy in predicting patients, who are at greatest risk of having their first psychotic episode within 12 months, compared with the 28 percent accuracy of the current criteria.

Oct 16, 2016, 00:20 AM IST

Key biological markers for psychotic disorders identified

Each participant went through a battery of tests designed to assess their cognitive abilities.

Dec 09, 2015, 19:12 PM 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

Your voice may tell if you will develop psychosis!

An automated speech analysis programme can spot at-risk young people who may go on to develop psychosis, scientists say.

Aug 27, 2015, 18:18 PM IST
Do you often see faces in random things? You could be suffering from Pareidolia!

Do you often see faces in random things? You could be suffering from Pareidolia!

Often when you see clouds drifting in the sky, does your mind conjure a bunny or a human face out of it? Also do you find random patterns on your meal staring back at you?

Aug 21, 2015, 22:24 PM IST

Doctors could now predict mental disorders more accurately

Researchers have developed a way that may allow doctors to predict whether children with a genetic disorder will develop autism or psychosis.

Aug 08, 2015, 16:28 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

'Four in five Indians choose not to cure mental illness'

Four in five people suffering from severe mental ailment in India choose not to treat it which causes early death by at least 15-20 years as compared to mentally healthy people, medical experts said here on Monday.

Apr 13, 2015, 20:58 PM IST

Antibodies that may trigger psychosis in kids detected

The presence of two antibodies may trigger episodes of psychosis in children, says a study, affirming a longstanding belief that auto-immune disorders play a significant role in psychiatric illnesses.

Apr 01, 2015, 15:25 PM IST

A blood test to detect psychosis

Offering a ray of hope for people who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis, a blood test may help identify if they are at the risk of developing serious brain disorders later in life.

Sep 23, 2014, 12:44 PM IST

How immune system triggers psychological disorders

People with high levels of "inflammatory marker" proteins released into the blood in response to infection are at greater risk of developing depression and psychosis, says a study.

Aug 14, 2014, 19:35 PM IST

24-hour sleep deprivation can lead to schizophrenia symptoms

Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia, says a study.

Jul 08, 2014, 16:04 PM IST

Meth users likelier to suffer psychosis

Users of methamphetamine, or "ice", are five times likelier to suffer psychotic symptoms while taking the drug, according to a new study.

Jan 10, 2013, 14:34 PM IST

Cannabis use may cause schizophrenia

Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway have found new evidence to support their theory that cannabis use causes a temporary cognitive breakdown in non-psychotic individuals, leading to long-term psychosis.

Nov 03, 2012, 17:59 PM IST

Premature babies more likely to suffer mental disorders

Babies who are born prematurely may have an increased risk of a range of mental health problems.

Jun 03, 2012, 11:37 AM IST