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Mental disorder: Depression may affect stomach, and anxiety skin

Mental disorder: Depression may affect stomach, and anxiety skin

The findings suggest that mental disorders are antecedent risk factors of certain physical diseases in early life, but also vice versa, according to the researchers.

World Mental Health Day: Facts, key barriers to effective mental health services

The theme of this year's World Mental Health Day is psychological first aid and the support people can provide to those in distress.

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. 

More than 50 million Pakistanis suffer from mental disorder: Experts

If reports are to be believed, more than 50 million people suffer from mental disorder in Pakistan.

Performance boosting hormone may help patients with mental disorders

The hormone erythropoietin (EPO), mostly produced by the kidney, is essential for the production of red blood cells. 

Five things you must know about schizophrenia!

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

Schizophrenics more likely to attempt suicide

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

Online cognitive therapy may help people with mental disorders

 Internet based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) - a talk therapy - may prove to be effective with individuals affected by a mental disorder, a new study has found.

Key biological markers for psychotic disorders identified

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

World Mental Health Day: 10 facts that you should know about mental illness!

For several Indians, the subject of mental health is still a taboo.

New target for schizophrenia cure found

Scientists have been able to link the abnormal behaviour of two genes to the underlying cause of schizophrenia. The findings provide a new target for schizophrenia treatment.

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.

Job strain linked to mental health sick leave

High job demands combined with low levels of social support at work put employees, especially women, at increased risk of sick leave due to mental disorders, new research has found.

Gene couple that boosts stress disorder identified

People who carry two specific genes are at greater risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), shows new research, suggesting that even heredity influences a person's risk of developing the debilitating mental disorder.

Permanent stress may lead to mental disorders

Permanent stress can activate immune cells that can cause changes in the brain, leading to mental disorders such as schizophrenia, shows a study.

Mentally-unstable woman kills her children in Lucknow

A mentally-unstable woman here beat her two children with bricks to death for playing against her wishes, police said on Thursday.

Addicted to your phone? You could be suffering from Nomophobia!

Has your smartphone become like your limb without which you cannot live? Do you suffer from withdrawal symptoms when you are asked to part with it even for a minute? 

Oscar Pistorius had no mental disorder at time of shooting - psychiatrists

Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star on trial for murder for shooting his girlfriend, was not suffering from a mental condition that would have impaired his ability to distinguish between right and wrong at the time she was killed, a psychiatric report said on Monday.

Older fathers pass more gene mutations to kids

Do you know that those who become father at late age tend to pass more gene mutations to their children as each extra year of age results in two extra mutations?

Mutations behind risk of developing schizophrenia identified

Researchers have said that the overall number and nature of mutations - rather than the presence of any single mutation - influences an individual`s risk of developing schizophrenia, as well as its severity.