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Brain's immune cells linked to Alzheimer's, schizophrenia

Brain's immune cells linked to Alzheimer's, schizophrenia

Microglia are a type of macrophage, white blood cells found throughout the body that can destroy pathogens or other foreign materials.

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. 

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. 

New hormone test may distinguish schizophrenia, depression

New hormone test may distinguish schizophrenia, depression

The results, reported in Experimental Physiology, revealed that AVP release can distinguish schizophrenia from depression.

Neanderthals genes behind schizophrenia: Study

Neanderthals genes behind schizophrenia: Study

Previous studies have found correlations between Neanderthal genes and traits such as fat metabolism, depression and lupus risk.

Vitamins B supplements may help improve symptoms of schizophrenia

Vitamins B supplements may help improve symptoms of schizophrenia

Researchers have revealed that Vitamins B supplements may help in reducing the symptoms of schizophrenia that affects nearly one per cent of the population more than standard treatments alone.

People with depression have risk of suffering from schizophrenia

People with depression have risk of suffering from schizophrenia

As the symptoms of schizophrenia are similar to depression, the gene makeup plays an important role

Pak SC: Schizophrenia can't be ground for halting death penalty

Pak SC: Schizophrenia can't be ground for halting death penalty

"In our opinion, rules relating to mental sickness are not subjugative to delay the execution of death sentence,” the Pak court observed.

Mental ailments: 15% of Indian adults need help, says report

Mental disorders contribute to a significant load of morbidity and disability even though few conditions account for an increasing mortality.

Poorly-understood gene linked to mental health disorders

Schizophrenia and other mental health disorders are multi-faceted and it is extremely complicated to identify which genes, in combination with other environmental factors, contribute to people developing the condition.

Mental disorder: Warning signs, importance of early intervention!

Learning about mental illnesses, their developing symptoms, or early warning signs and taking swift action can help. 

Siblings' mental health problems may affect you

 Individuals who have a brother or sister with mental disorders may be at an increased risk of developing the condition, a study has warned.

Nearly 60 million Indians suffer from mental disorders

India is short of health professionals to address mental issues, particularly at the district and sub-district level.

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.

Flu during pregnancy may affect baby's brain development

Babies born to mothers whose immune systems had to grapple with a viral assault -- even a mild one - had an increased risk of brain and central nervous system abnormalities, the findings showed.

Five things you must know about schizophrenia!

Schizophrenia is one of the most serious mental health conditions, affecting 26 million people worldwide.

What causes poor memory in schizophrenia patients?

This area of the brain plays a key role in working memory -- the system for temporarily storing and managing information required to carry out complex cognitive tasks. 

Schizophrenics more likely to attempt suicide

Data were drawn from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health.

Study reveals past experiences affect recognition, memory

Some researchers say those regions talk to each other, enabling better recognition of an object.

Schizophrenia symptoms may vary as per brain features

 Researchers employed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique called "diffusion tensor imaging" on 36 healthy participants and 47 schizophrenic participants.