British panel opposes treatment of mentally ill at far off places

British panel opposes treatment of mentally ill at far off places

Fast-paced lifestyle, along with stress, violence and poverty, has led to the rise in diagnoses related to various mental illnesses, feel experts. According to a report in The Washington Post, the World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted depression could jump from the fourth leading cause of death and disability to second place by 2020. Read more

Neanderthal genes may up risk of depression and addiction: Study

Neanderthal genes may up risk of depression and addiction: Study

Gene variants from Neanderthals found in today’s people could increase their chance of certain illnesses, such as depression, heart attack and nicotine addiction, a recent study at the Vanderbilt University has revealed. The study, published in the journal Science, was based on the analysis of tens of thousands of modern people’s medical records and their genetic histories. Read more

Depressed women are less likely to deliver healthy child, finds study

Depressed women are less likely to deliver healthy child, finds study

Motherhood is one of the God’s greatest gifts to a woman. The feelings that a woman harbors when she knows that she is carrying a life inside her is incomparable to other emotions. On the International Women’s Day, it becomes imperative to discuss about the fog of depression that envelopes some women, making them feel miserable and worthless. The cage of hopelessness that she feels trapped in may also be linked with decreased chances of pregnancy and live birth following in vitro fertilization (IVF). Read more

Girls with ADHD are more likely to be obese in adulthood: Study

Girls with ADHD are more likely to be obese in adulthood: Study

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is more prevalent in America than previously thought. A study released by the George Washington University in 2015 said there was a surge in ADHD cases among girls during the study time frame (2003-2011). The research,  titled “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Parent-Reported Diagnosis of ADHD,” was published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Read more