Mental disorders

Women with PCOS at increased risk of depression, says study

Women with PCOS at increased risk of depression, says study

Children born to mothers with PCOS were also found to be at greater risk of developing ADHD and autism spectrum disorder.  

Nov 06, 2017, 17:54 PM IST
Losing sense of smell may signal onset of dementia in older adults, says study

Losing sense of smell may signal onset of dementia in older adults, says study

Researchers noted five years after the initial test, almost all of the study subjects who were unable to name a single scent had been diagnosed with dementia.

Oct 01, 2017, 16:59 PM IST
Men, take note! Excessive sugar intake may lead to anxiety, depression

Men, take note! Excessive sugar intake may lead to anxiety, depression

Eating too many sweets may make men anxious and depressed, thereby increasing the risk of common mental disorders.

Jul 30, 2017, 19:12 PM IST
Consume foods rich in omega-3 to reduce Alzheimer's risk!

Consume foods rich in omega-3 to reduce Alzheimer's risk!

Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.

May 20, 2017, 12:26 PM IST
53 percent mental health patients experience relapses in UK

53 percent mental health patients experience relapses in UK

In total, 9.2 billion pounds are spent every year by the NHS on mental health support and services.

May 02, 2017, 00:38 AM IST
Researchers find natural compound to help fight Alzheimer's

Researchers find natural compound to help fight Alzheimer's

The natural compound, called Rapamycin, was first discovered in the soil of Easter Island in the South Pacific Ocean. 

Apr 06, 2017, 16:26 PM IST
Mental Healthcare Bill: Here's why JP Nadda said thanks to Shashi Tharoor

Mental Healthcare Bill: Here's why JP Nadda said thanks to Shashi Tharoor

During the discussion on the Bill in Lok Sabha on March 24, Tharoor made an emotional speech revealing his experiences of living with a victim of mental illness while giving a host of suggestions.

 

Mar 28, 2017, 13:51 PM IST
Mental Healthcare Bill passed in Lok Sabha: Why it is significant for India with high suicide rates

Mental Healthcare Bill passed in Lok Sabha: Why it is significant for India with high suicide rates

The passage of the Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, which was earlier passed by the Rajya Sabha in August 2016, is significant given India's current mental health status. 

Mar 28, 2017, 10:24 AM IST
Depression, anxiety may up risk of long-term opioid use

Depression, anxiety may up risk of long-term opioid use

Rates of increase of long-term opioid use ranged from 1.5 times for patients taking medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), three times for previous substance use disorders and nearly 9 times for previous opioid use disorders.

Jan 02, 2017, 16:30 PM IST

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.

Oct 11, 2016, 11:38 AM IST

Are you depressed? Ways to manage stress, anxiety!

Globally, an estimated 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression, says the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Oct 11, 2016, 09:38 AM IST

Mental illness in children – This is how you can help your child deal with depression!

If you feel that your child has a mental health condition, do not hesitate, but seek professional help if required.

Oct 10, 2016, 20:27 PM IST

Deepika Padukone says stigma the root cause of mental illness

Sharing her personal struggle with depression, Deepika broke down during the function, and said, it is important that there is a supporting ecosystem of family and friends that allows the suffering person to cope with the disorder with hope and dignity.

Oct 10, 2016, 19:27 PM IST

World Mental Health Day: Govt seeks trained manpower in mental health promotion

Quoting World Health Organisation statistics, Patel said one in every four persons was affected by a mental illness at least once in their lifetime. 

Oct 10, 2016, 18:33 PM IST

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.

Oct 10, 2016, 18:18 PM IST
Around 50 million Pakistanis suffering from mental disorders!

Around 50 million Pakistanis suffering from mental disorders!

In Pakistan around 50 million people are suffering from common mental disorders. These afflict 15 to 35 million adults besides 20 million children, according to local media.

Oct 09, 2016, 19:19 PM IST

Psychiatric disorders genetically linked to drug use

Apart from environmental factors, such as stress and social relationships, a person's genetic make-up can also contribute to their vulnerability to substance involvement and psychiatric disorders, says a study.

Oct 07, 2016, 15:52 PM IST

Stay mentally fit with these simple tips!

Keeping in mind that mental fitness is equally important as physical fitness, it is vital to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Oct 06, 2016, 11:20 AM IST

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.

Sep 09, 2016, 14:20 PM IST

Treating metabolic deficiencies may cut depression

 Identifying and treating metabolic deficiencies in individuals suffering from depression can help improve symptoms and also lead to remission in cases where antidepressant medications and therapy does not work, says a study.

Aug 13, 2016, 23:08 PM IST