Gang members more prone to depression: Study

Gang members more prone to depression: Study

Depression is a crippling disease of the mind that leaves a drastic impact on the body as well. Sometimes, it can be a root cause of numerous life-threatening diseases. When it comes to children, depression can affect their academics and other life activities. A 2016 study by the Michigan State University (MSU) deals with various aspects of depression in children, but primarily focuses on the occurrence of depressive illnesses among gang members. Read more

Bipolar disorder and autism connected by same genetic roots: Study

Bipolar disorder and autism connected by same genetic roots: Study

Most people believe that mental disorders are uncommon and rarely occur under normal conditions. But the truth is that mental disorders are common and widespread and the early warning symptoms are a “red flag” which can be disruptive and frightening. Most often, the exact cause of a mental disease is not known, but studies have shown that many a times the condition may be triggered by biological, psychological or environmental factors. Read more

International Day of Action for Women’s Health: Why women need to be screened for mental health

International Day of Action for Women’s Health: Why women need to be screened for mental health

Mental health diagnosis must not be limited only to mothers. Investment for addressing mental health issues in women across the society needs to be made on a priority basis as their well-being can impact other people in the society. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental health problem is gender-specific, with women in developing economies more prone to mental health issues.

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2016 Mental Health Month: Drugs that can help reverse symptoms of neurodegenerative disorders

2016 Mental Health Month: Drugs that can help reverse symptoms of neurodegenerative disorders

The onset of Alzheimer’s disease is no less than a catastrophe for a person and his family. The devastating disease that causes deterioration of mind and memory posing an enormous social and economic burden, has been a subject of research for long. Similar concern lies with patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease, a prolonged mental illness that grows worse with every passing day.

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2016 Mental Health Month: Study links rosacea to increased risk of dementia

2016 Mental Health Month: Study links rosacea to increased risk of dementia

Dementia is a progressive disease, most commonly seen in the elderly. This cognitive disorder is characterized by a significant decline in memory and thinking skills that weakens a person’s ability to perform daily tasks. Though dementia is not a disease in itself, it is still the most feared illness due to an array of degenerative symptoms associated with it. Realizing the severity of disability caused by the disease, scientists have been constantly looking for drugs to check its progression.

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MHA announces awards to individuals, organizations for their contribution in field of psychiatry

MHA announces awards to individuals, organizations for their contribution in field of psychiatry

It is imperative to honor people who struggle almost all their life to create a difference in the lives of others. There are people and organizations that lead the pack by making revolutionary changes through scientific researches, innovative programs and campaigns to bring about positive changes in people’s physical and mental state of being.

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Climbing stairs can help brain stay young

Climbing stairs can help brain stay young

Looking at their unbearable suffering, victims of Alzheimer’s disease would agree with Mark Twain’s statement – “Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.” More so, because doctors are yet to stumble upon any evidence-based treatment for complete recovery from Alzheimer’s disease. Slowly and gradually, the disease distorts the mind unlike other diseases that affect the body.

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