It's okay to have mental illness: Demi Lovato
It's okay to have mental illness: Demi Lovato

Singer Demi Lovato, who has been dealing with bipolar disorder for several years, thinks it is okay to have a mental illness.

Psychiatric drug compounds from healing plants

 American researchers have created certain chemical compounds that could lead to better therapies for people with psychiatric disorders from plant species traditionally used by healers in Nigeria to treat people with mental illness.

'Four in five Indians choose not to cure mental illness'

Four in five people suffering from severe mental ailment in India choose not to treat it which causes early death by at least 15-20 years as compared to mentally healthy people, medical experts said here on Monday.

Timely meals, early to bed can prevent mental illness

Living a structured life with regular meal times and early bedtimes can lead to a better life and perhaps even prevent the onset of mental illness, suggests a study.

Texting better than apps to treat mental illness
Texting better than apps to treat mental illness

Simple texting via smartphones can be a more suitable treatment aid for those with mental illness than mobile apps, a study has found.

Demi Lovato raises awareness about mental illness
Demi Lovato raises awareness about mental illness

Demi Lovato, who has always been upfront about her struggles with bipolar disorder, is raising money for her Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program.

Mentally ill people more likely to be tested for HIV

People with mental illnesses are more likely to have been tested for HIV than those without such disorders, a new study says.

Mental illness doubles cardiac, stroke risks

People facing mental health challenges are twice as likely to contract heart diseases, found a research.

'Time to rename medicines for mental health'

In order to remove confusion for patients who could be prescribed drugs that appear to be unrelated to their condition, the world's major psychiatry organisations are proposing to completely change the terminology of the drugs used in mental disorders.

Emphasis on awareness on mental diseases

Observation of World Mental Health Day in Nagaland today emphasised on the need to conduct more programmes to create awareness on mental diseases so that stigma attached to it could be curbed.

75% of people with mental illness live with high level of disability

A new study on Wednesday said that seventy-five percent of people with mental illness live with "high level of disability''.

India's first mental health policy being developed: Minister

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Tuesday said that the government is in the process of developing India's first mental health policy to curb the country's mental illness burden.

How exercise keeps depression at bay

It is known that physical exercise has many beneficial effects on health and researchers have now found how exercise shields the brain from stress-induced depression.

Stigma bars mentally ill from seeking care

While stigma is one of many factors that may influence care seeking, it is one that has profound effects for those who suffer from mental illness, says a study.

Mentally ill women face increased risk of sexual assault

Despite public concern about violence being perpetrated by patients with mental illness, researchers have found that women with severe mental illness are more likely to face sexual assault and domestic violence.

New smartphone app to boost mental health treatment

Scientists have developed a new smartphone app that detects changes in patients` behavioural patterns, and then sends the data to doctors in real time.

Mental health patients twice as likely to be victims of homicide than general public

A national study examining the characteristics of homicide victims across England and Wales found that patients with mental illness are two and a half times more likely to be victims of homicide than people in the general population.

Mental illness higher in US soldiers than in civilians: Study

Many American soldiers suffer from some form of mental illness, and rates of many of these disorders are much higher in soldiers than in civilians, the largest study of mental-health risk among the US military has found.

Mental health patients up to four times more likely to have HIV

A new study has found that people receiving mental health care are up to four times more likely to be infected with HIV than the general population.

Young girls with mental illness at higher risk of pregnancy

A first-of-its-kind research examining trends in fertility rates among girls with mental illness finds that young girls with mental illness are three times more likely to become teenage parents than those without a major mental illness.