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.

Obsessed with selfies? You may be mentally ill

Taking lots of selfies is not an addiction but a symptom of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), psychologists warn.

Amanda Bynes not schizophrenic, says lawyer

Former American actress Amanda Bynes`s lawyer Tamar Arminak has rubbished rumours that she was ever diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Heavy marijuana use linked to Schizophrenia

A new study has found that teens who smoked marijuana regularly for three years have abnormal changes in the brain structure and poor working memory.

Gene variants that double Alzheimer`s risk identified

Researchers have identified variations in a gene that double a person`s risk of developing Alzheimer`s disease later in life.

Amanda Bynes discharged from rehab

Actress Amanda Bynes has been discharged from the rehabilitation centre where she was completing her in-patient treatment.

Amanda Bynes formally diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Amanda Bynes has been formally diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, it has been revealed.

Binge-eating disorder linked to lifelong mental, physical problems

Binge-eating disorder is associated with substantial lifelong impairments comparable to those of bulimia nervosa, a new study has revealed.

Mere existence of mental disorder not ground for divorce: SC

A spouse suffering from mental disorder cannot be the sole ground for dissolution of marriage and divorce can be granted only if the illness is of such nature that it is difficult to live together, the Supreme Court has said.

Lack of sleep linked to mental disorders

Sleepless nights could lead to serious mental health problems like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, a new research has claimed.

Tart cherries may help reduce stroke risk

A diet that includes tart cherries can provide cardiovascular benefits similar to the prescribed medications and can also reduce the risk of stroke, a new research has revealed.

Schizophrenia symptoms eliminated in animal model

Overexpression of a gene associated with schizophrenia causes classic symptoms of the disorder that are reversed when gene expression returns to normal, scientists have shown in mice models.