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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.

Genetic link found between mental disorders, type 2 diabetes

The researchers found that DISC1 works by controlling the activity of a specific protein (GSK3ß) already known to be critical for beta cell function and survival.

Exercise may ward off mental disorders

The aim of the research was to assess the possible link between physical activity and levels of mental health by analyzing whether such link changed in terms of physical activity (low, mild, high) and the situation in which was performed (work, commuting, leisure time).

Better diet and nutrition critical in maintaining mental health

Scientists claim that a good diet and proper nutrition is essential in maintaining mental health.

Wealth, power linked to many mental disorders

Researchers have found that inflated or deflated feelings of self-worth are linked to such afflictions as bipolar disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, anxiety and depression.

Neuron transmission observed live for the first time

 Using a new approach that combines genetics with the physics of light, researchers have observed and measured neuronal transmission in a live animal for the first time.

Clear sense of self worth keeps mental disorders at bay

 Researchers from the University of California - Berkeley in the US have linked inflated or deflated feelings of self-worth to afflictions such as bipolar disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, anxiety and depression.

Tiny molecule can help treat mental disorders

The badly needed anti-depressants could be a few steps away as researchers have identified a molecule that acts on the serotonin-producing nerve cells.

Why women suffer from depression more than men

Women are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety-related disorders because the sex hormone oestrogen drives more blood to the heads of young women compared to men.

Falling stock prices trigger mental disorders: Study

Obsessed with stock prices? You run a greater risk of suffering from mental disorders, warns a new study.

Five must follow lifestyle rules to reduce dementia risk

Regular exercise, not smoking, a healthy diet, having a low alcohol intake and maintaining a low body weight slashes the risk of dementia by at least 60%.

Mental disorders, not combat, tied to military suicide: Study

Mental disorders including depression and alcohol abuse were linked to a higher risk of suicide among current and former military personnel but combat exposure and number of deployments were not.

Yoga may help fight major mental disorders

Yoga, the 5,000-year-old Indian practice, has positive effects on mild depression and sleep complaints, even in the absence of drug treatments.

Test tube babies not at increased risk of developing mental disorders

Whether a child is conceived naturally or in a Petri dish has no bearing on the child`s mental health, a new research has suggested.

New mental health bill to ban electric shocks

The right of mentally-ill patients to decide their mode of treatment, decriminalising suicide for them and a ban on electric shock treatment without anaesthesia are some of the provisions of the new mental health bill.

World`s first digital brain being built to study mental disorders

A South African neuroscientist is building the world`s first digital brain in order to uncover new information on mental disorders.

Brainwave training may be used to treat mental disorders

Researchers in Canada have found that training of the well-known brainwave in humans, the alpha rhythm, enhances a brain network responsible for cognitive-control.

Childhood trauma can bring on heart disease

The effect of trauma in infancy and early childhood can saddle one with mental disorders and heart disease later in life, says a new human and animal research.

World Mental Health Day: All about mental disorders

World Mental Health Day, celebrated annually on October 10, is a global awareness program about various mental health issues.

Trauma switch protecting us from fear identified

Researchers have identified a trauma switch that protects us from developing irrational and uncontrollable fear.