Eating junk food can raise your risk of depression, proves new study

The study revealed that California adults who consumed more unhealthy food were also more likely to report symptoms of either moderate or severe psychological distress than their peers who consume a healthier diet

Eating junk food can raise your risk of depression, proves new studyNew US research has found that eating a poor diet low in nutrients may be associated with an increased risk of developing mental health problems. The study has found that poor mental health is linked with poor diet quality, regardless of personal characteristics such as gender age, education, age, marital status and income level. The […]

World Bipolar Day: Bipolar disorder speeds up biological ageing, says study

 Various genetic and environmental factors can influence the rate of biological ageing, meaning that two people of the same chronological age might be different ages biologically

World Bipolar Day: Bipolar disorder speeds up biological ageing, says studyA recently published study demonstrates a link between telomere length, which is a mark of biological ageing, and bipolar risk. The research helps to explain why bipolar disorder often comes hand-in-hand with other age-related diseases. Individuals with bipolar disorder, which is sometimes referred to as manic depression, experience shifts in mood from feeling extremely energised […]

World Bipolar Day: Drug use among teens may lead to bipolar symptoms later on

This study looked at the link between teenage use of cannabis and hypomania, which is a symptom that is often experienced by those with bipolar disorder. Hypomania is characterised by feelings of elation, intense excitement, reduced need for sleep, and hyperactivity

World Bipolar Day: Drug use among teens may lead to bipolar symptoms later onA new study fills this research gap by examining how cannabis use among teenagers is linked with hypomania in early adulthood. The research was led by Dr Steven Marwaha, a clinical academic psychiatrist from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, and the findings were published in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin. Dr Marwaha and […]

World Bipolar Day: What you can do to help manage sexual issues from bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder can also affect your sexuality and sexual activity. Your sexual activity may be increased (hypersexuality) and risky during a manic episode. During a depressive episode, you may lose interest in sex. These sexual issues can create problems in relationships and lower your self-esteem

World Bipolar Day: What you can do to help manage sexual issues from bipolar disorderBipolar disorder is a mood disorder. People who have bipolar disorder experience high levels of both euphoria and depression. Their moods can go from one extreme to the other. Life events, medication, and recreational drug use can trigger mania and depression. Both moods can last from a few days to a few months. Sexuality and manic episodes: Your sex drive […]

World Bipolar Day: Risk factors for bipolar in children

Stress can play a role in the development of bipolar in children. More precisely, how a child responds to elevated stress has been suggested as a contributor to the development of bipolar disorder

World Bipolar Day: Risk factors for bipolar in childrenBipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by extreme swings in mood and thought. A person with bipolar disorder swings between periods of mania or less severe hypomania and depression. The onset of bipolar disorder typically occurs during young adulthood, but teens and children can also be diagnosed. Similarly to many mental health disorders, there are a number of […]

People who are born blind are unlikely to develop schizophrenia in their lifetime

According to the authors of this latest research, no incidents of schizophrenia in cortically blind people have ever been recorded to date

People who are born blind are unlikely to develop schizophrenia in their lifetimeSince the middle of the last century, researchers have been looking at a curious link – it seems that being born blind protects people from developing schizophrenia. Now, a large scale study has just added more evidence to confirm this is indeed the case. In particular, cortical blindness – caused by abnormalities in the brain, […]

‘Night owls’ have greater risk of having depressive symptoms, schizophrenia: Confirms new study

Night owls are at greater risk of depression and schizophrenia, new findings suggest. Scientists found being a ‘morning person’ could protect against the conditions

‘Night owls’ have greater risk of having depressive symptoms, schizophrenia: Confirms new studyStaying up late and lying in could increase your risk of mental illness, experts have warned. People who go to bed early and wake up early report higher mental well-being, the University of Exeter researchers said. Study leader Mike Weedon said, “We’ve provided the strongest evidence to date that ‘night owls’ are at higher risk […]

Higher screen time linked to increased levels of anxiety in children, suggests study

Too much time spent on gaming, smartphones and watching television is linked to heightened levels and diagnoses of anxiety or depression in children as young as age 2, according to a new study

Higher screen time linked to increased levels of anxiety in children, suggests studyEven after only one hour of screen time daily, children and teens may begin to have less curiosity, lower self-control, less emotional stability and a greater inability to finish tasks, reports San Diego State University psychologist Jean Twenge and University of Georgia psychology professor W. Keith Campbell. Twenge and Campbell’s results were published in an […]

Common heart, diabetes drugs may help ease mental illness: Study reveals

A new study is raising the question of whether certain cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes drugs could help manage mental illnesses like schizophrenia

Common heart, diabetes drugs may help ease mental illness: Study revealsThe findings come from a study of over 142,000 Swedish patients with serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The researchers found that those patients typically fared better during periods when they were taking certain medications to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes Compared with periods when they were not on those […]

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with mental health issues

Getting help from rehabs makes sure that someone is constantly evaluating the patient to make sure all his or her needs are met in a supportive atmosphere. This is done to take proper steps for each person to get them on the right path to recovery

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with mental health issuesApproximately 1 of every 5 individuals suffer from one or the other mental illnesses. Amongst the youth in particular, depression, anxiety and stress is common. One needs to understand that whatever the concern is, they need to speak to someone close or to a psychiatrist or a support group in order to get appropriate help […]