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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Untreated psychosis behind self-inflicted blinding

The self-inflicted removal of one or both eyes is caused by untreated psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia.

First symptoms of psychosis evident in 12-year-olds

Children normally experience flights of fancy, including imaginary friends and conversations with stuffed animals.

First symptoms of psychosis evident in 12-year-olds

Children normally experience flights of fancy, including imaginary friends and conversations with stuffed animals.

Fish oil `can help fight psychosis`

Fish oil supplements can help prevent full-blown psychotic illness in individuals at extremely high risk of developing psychosis, claims a new study.

Fish oil `can help fight psychosis`

Fish oil supplements can help prevent full-blown psychotic illness in individuals at extremely high risk of developing psychosis, claims a new study.