New insights into treating brain rhythm disorders

When the human brain takes on intellectually challenging tasks, groups of neurons tune in to one another for a fraction of a second and harmonise, then go back to improvising, says a new study.

Around 50 million suffer from common mental disorders: Govt

Around 50 million people suffer from common mental disorders like depression and anxiety, and more than 7,000 people committed suicide last year, government said Friday.

Schizophrenia risk may begin very early in life

 How one critical gene functions during the first week after a baby's birth may have bearing on his/her developing schizophrenia, reveals a new study.

Smokers likelier to develop schizophrenia, claims study

Warning for Smokers! A new study has suggested that smoking could play a direct role in the development of schizophrenia, and cigarette lovers were likelier to develop the disorder and at a younger age.

'Schizophrenic' 'Star Wars' star Jake Lloyd thrashed mum weeks before crashing car
'Schizophrenic' 'Star Wars' star Jake Lloyd thrashed mum weeks before crashing car

Former 'Star Wars' actor Jake Lloyd reportedly attacked his mother before getting arrested recently during a high-speed car chase, and is currently suffering from schizophrenia.

Own a cat? You might get schizophrenia

 Owning a cat might be your pastime. But growing up with a cat is linked with developing schizophrenia, new research shows.

'Creative' people more prone to mental illness!

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Washington: If you have a 'creative' streak, you could be more susceptible to mental illnesses! Yes, according to a new study, a genetic link has been found between creativity and mental illness.

Electric current to brain can help schizophrenia patients

Lightly stimulating the brain with electricity may improve short-term memory in schizophrenia patients, according to a new study by researchers in the US.

Sydney siege gunman may have had schizophrenia: Inquest

The gunman who carried out a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe last year may have suffered from chronic schizophrenia, a psychiatrist who had treated him told an inquest on Wednesday.

Psychiatric drug compounds from healing plants

 American researchers have created certain chemical compounds that could lead to better therapies for people with psychiatric disorders from plant species traditionally used by healers in Nigeria to treat people with mental illness.

Facebook can worsen or improve mental health

 Facebook can either help people recover from mental health problems or make their symptoms worse, a new research shows, adding that the key is to use the social networking tool cautiously and strategically.

Finger lengths may reveal schizophrenia risk in males

 The ratio of the length of the index finger and the ring finger in males may be predictive of a variety of disorders related to disturbed hormonal balance, shows a study.

'Love hormone' oxytocin can be next big thing in psychiatric disorder therapies

A new study has revealed that oxytocin, also referred as "love hormone," may enhance social function in psychiatric disorders.

Gene linked to anxiety, schizophrenia identified

Scientists have identified a novel gene linked to anxiety and schizophrenia.

Timely meals, early to bed can prevent mental illness

Living a structured life with regular meal times and early bedtimes can lead to a better life and perhaps even prevent the onset of mental illness, suggests a study.

Sperm mutations point to risk for teen fathers: Study

Teenage fathers are likelier to have children with health problems because of mutations in their sperm, a study said Wednesday.

Seven genes tied to intellectual disability found

Researchers have identified seven new genes that can cause X-linked intellectual disability, a disorder that predominantly affects men and can have highly variable clinical manifestations.

Kareena Kapoor Khan in a schizophrenic role?
Kareena Kapoor Khan in a schizophrenic role?

The begum of chhote Nawab Saif Ali Khan, actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has always impressed her fans and critics alike. The talented actress, who will next be seen in Kabir Khan's 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' has a few interesting films in her kitty, reportedly.

Schizophrenia has eight avatars, not one

In an important first step towards better diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia, researchers have found that there are eight different types of the brain disorder, and not a single type, as earlier thought.

Europe court backs extradition of mentally ill British suspect

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday backed the extradition of a mentally ill British man accused of setting up a jihadist training camp in the United States.