Mental illness

Teens likely to drop out of high school due to depression: Study

Teens likely to drop out of high school due to depression: Study

The researchers also looked at ADHD and conduct disorder.

Dec 11, 2017, 18:36 PM IST
Five new categories of mental illness identified

Five new categories of mental illness identified

The research helps better define mental illness in order to provide improved treatment plans for the millions of patients who suffer from these disorders.

Dec 09, 2017, 16:09 PM IST
Mental illness may pass from one generation to another, says study

Mental illness may pass from one generation to another, says study

Possible explanations include changes in the evacuees' parenting behaviour stemming from their childhood experience or epigenetic changes - chemical alterations in gene expression, without any changes to underlying DNA.

Nov 30, 2017, 16:17 PM IST
A boss' response to his employee asking for leave to focus on her mental health is a lesson for all of us! - Read

A boss' response to his employee asking for leave to focus on her mental health is a lesson for all of us! - Read

 Parker works for live chat software engineering company Olark and has been extremely vocal about her battle with mental illness.  

Jul 13, 2017, 13:39 PM IST
People with depression may have 53 percent higher risk of heart disease!

People with depression may have 53 percent higher risk of heart disease!

Researchers have identified some important factors which increase risk for heart disease, including antipsychotic use and higher body mass index.

May 12, 2017, 22:15 PM IST
Atypical depression: Are you a victim of this?

Atypical depression: Are you a victim of this?

Atypical depression is characterised by sleeping too much (hypersomnia), increased appetite or weight gain.

Apr 07, 2017, 16:27 PM IST
Depression in children: Not a myth, what parents should do

Depression in children: Not a myth, what parents should do

But depression is certainly treatable and it needs to be addressed immediately. 

Apr 05, 2017, 12:54 PM IST
Prefer to sleep late? You're making yourself an easy prey to depression!

Prefer to sleep late? You're making yourself an easy prey to depression!

The study supports an association between circadian regulation and psychological functioning in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Apr 03, 2017, 00:12 AM IST
Prostate cancer treatment may elevate risk of dementia

Prostate cancer treatment may elevate risk of dementia

Their previous studies have shown men who undergo androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) - a testosterone-lowering therapy - may be at an increased risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, compared to men who were not treated with the therapy.

Mar 31, 2017, 16:52 PM IST
Alzheimer's disease has a cure in form of diabetes drug

Alzheimer's disease has a cure in form of diabetes drug

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

Mar 09, 2017, 11:20 AM IST
Neglecting your child can affect his mental health

Neglecting your child can affect his mental health

Experiencing severe deprivation and neglect in childhood can have a lasting psychological impact into early adulthood, according to a unique study.

Feb 24, 2017, 14:44 PM IST
Is your loved one depressed? This is what you can do

Is your loved one depressed? This is what you can do

While stress can make depression worse, patience and perseverance is required because recovery from depression can take time.

Feb 24, 2017, 10:47 AM IST
Alarming rise of mental cases in India: Over 5 cr Indians affected by depression, 3 cr others have anxiety, says WHO

Alarming rise of mental cases in India: Over 5 cr Indians affected by depression, 3 cr others have anxiety, says WHO

HO document shows that while over five crore Indians, suffered from depression in 2015, over three crore others suffered from anxiety disorders in the corresponding year.

Feb 24, 2017, 09:24 AM IST
Want to keep mental illness away? Go get a cat!

Want to keep mental illness away? Go get a cat!

The new study was significantly more reliable than previous research in this area since the team looked at families who were followed up regularly for almost 20 years.

Feb 22, 2017, 15:54 PM IST
Vitamins B supplements may help improve symptoms of schizophrenia

Vitamins B supplements may help improve symptoms of schizophrenia

Researchers have revealed that Vitamins B supplements may help in reducing the symptoms of schizophrenia that affects nearly one per cent of the population more than standard treatments alone.

Feb 17, 2017, 23:39 PM IST
Do you work for more than 39 hours a week? If yes, then you might be at risk of physical, mental illness!

Do you work for more than 39 hours a week? If yes, then you might be at risk of physical, mental illness!

This new study calls for a revision in the 48-hour-week limit set internationally about 80 years ago.

Feb 03, 2017, 17:50 PM IST
Delirium can fasten dementia-related mental decline: Study

Delirium can fasten dementia-related mental decline: Study

The study is the first to show the multiplying effects of delirium, that affects a quarter of older patients, and dementia in these people, researchers said.

Jan 21, 2017, 17:41 PM IST
Pets can help overcome mental trauma, says study!

Pets can help overcome mental trauma, says study!

Participants in the study related that their pet helped by distracting them from symptoms and upsetting experiences such as hearing voices or suicidal thoughts.

Dec 13, 2016, 22:00 PM IST
Health anxiety: What is it? How does it increase your risk for heart disease? Know the causes of this disorder!

Health anxiety: What is it? How does it increase your risk for heart disease? Know the causes of this disorder!

New new research suggests that health anxiety might increase the risk of heart disease.

Dec 10, 2016, 15:01 PM IST
Scouting helps in better mental health in later life: Study

Scouting helps in better mental health in later life: Study

Taking part in the scouts and guides not only help you in physical, mental and spiritual development, but also lower the risk of mental illness in later life.

Nov 10, 2016, 20:29 PM IST