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.

Tips to overcome eating disorders

Dealing with an eating disorder can be frustrating and tiring. Eating disorders are serious behavioural issues – they can be either severe overeating or eating extremely small amounts of food.

Substance abuse far higher in mentally ill

Smoking, drinking and drug use are significantly higher among those who have psychotic disorders than among those in the general population, says a new paper.

Five reasons why antidepressants are bad for you

Using antidepressants may help in treating major depressive disorder and other mental illnesses such anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, etc.

`Amazon`s warehouse conditions could cause mental illness`

Workers at online retailing giant Amazon`s warehouses are exposed to conditions that could cause "mental and physical illness", a media report said today.

Mid-life stress raises risk of dementia later in life

A new study has revealed that stress due to common life events may cause a number of physiological reactions in the central nervous, endocrine, immune and cardiovascular systems.

`Suicide can be prevented on timely intervention`

Suicidal tendency is a mental illness - it can be prevented through timely intervention.

Epileptics ten times likelier to die early

People with epilepsy are 11 times more likely to die early than people without the condition, new research has found.

Risk factors for suicide revealed

A collaborative study between Lund University in Sweden and Stanford University has revealed that the rate of suicide among men is almost three times that of women.

`Fatal Attraction` played into mental illness stigma: Close

Glenn Close believes her famous role in `Fatal Attraction` contributed to misunderstanding surrounding mental illness.

Best tips to overcome anxiety disorders naturally!

Anxiety disorders are serious mental illnesses that fill people’s lives with overwhelming worry and fear that are chronic.

Mentally ill man chained to bed for 12 years

Unable to pay for his treatment, and receiving no help from the government, the family of a mentally-challenged 33-year-old man in Rajasthan`s Churu district has kept him chained to a bed for more than 12 years now.

Depressed teens have rocky twenties: Study

Depressed teens are more likely to suffer from serious problems such as mental illness and excessive drinking during their twenties than their non-depressed peers, a new study has found.

Grief could soon be branded a `mental illness`

The grieving process could be branded a medical condition if a mourner feels sad for more than two weeks and consults a GP, psychiatrists have claimed.