Inherited sleep, activity measures linked to bipolar disorder

In the first study of its kind, scientists have identified 13 inherited traits related to sleep, wake and activity cycles that are associated with severe bipolar disorder. Researchers also were able to tie the traits to specific chromosomes, providing important clues to the genetic nature of the disorder, as well as potential new avenues for prevention and treatment.

Don't neglect, marginalise mental health patients: President

People facing mental health issues should not be subjected to neglect and marginalization, said President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday.

Stressed? Help a stranger to feel better

The participants received an automated phone reminder every night that prompted them to complete their daily assessment. 

How violence affects children's mental health

The children and their families were not directly asked about their personal experiences with drug violence and the study assumes those living in Juarez were indirectly exposed to the violence.

More women living healthier in mind, not in body

Health expectancy was measured in three ways -- self-perceived health, life without disability, and time free from cognitive impairment.

US scientists dispute classic theory of sexual orientation

Researchers from Washington State University have established a categorical distinction between people who are heterosexual and those who are not.

Five simple tips for reducing forgetfulness!

Here are a few tips that can help sharpen your memory and reduce forgetfulness.

Your music habits reflect your mind's health

Your music listening habits can tell about your mental health, according to a new research.

Listening to sad music won't improve mood

 Music can have tremendous power over emotions, but listening to sad or aggressive music to improve the mood can backfire, suggests new research.

Planning for a marathon? Check this out!

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New Delhi: You know what's the easiest way to keep fit? Run a mile to stay hale and hearty! So, how about running a marathon? Well, marathon is a long distance running event which gives many health benefits to our body.

Human trafficking takes serious toll on mental health

Human trafficking is the recruitment and movement of people, by means such as deception and coercion, for the purposes of exploitation.

Recovery rate of mentally ill high in India: Noted psychiatrist

The renowned psychiatrist asserted that globally, the focus is shifting from morbidity of pyschiatric disorders to positive mental health.

 Battling depression made me more sensitive: Deepika Padukone
Battling depression made me more sensitive: Deepika Padukone

After launching her foundation to fight against mental illness, Deepika says that it is important to deal with depression in the early stages

Deepika to launch her foundation on mental health today
Deepika to launch her foundation on mental health today

Deepika Padukone to launch her new Foundation which will address the issue of mental health.

World Mental Health Day: How our choices are affecting our mental health

With 10th October being celebrated as World Mental Health Day, we point out a few habits and behaviours that largely undermine mental health.

Stay away from affluent people to keep your sanity intact

Having high-status people in your social network may not always enhance your happiness, as per a new study.

Is your 'home sweet home' making you feel drained? These may be the reasons

Be aware of those things that may not be good for your health.

Knowing high-status people may hurt your mental health

Having high-status people in your social network may not always enhance your happiness as a new study has found that knowing people who enjoy comparatively higher status may be detrimental to your mental health.

Porn addiction can hamper mental health

 Are you hooked on to porn in a way that you feel you cannot control the urge to watch it? If yes, the mere idea of porn addiction can make you sick, says a new study.

Large study on how substance use affects young brains launched

 The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Friday awarded 13 grants to research institutions around the country as part of a landmark study about the effects of adolescent substance use on the developing brain.