Motorcycle passengers more prone to head injuries, reveals study

Traumatic brain injuries were the most common type of injury for drivers and passengers, the study found. But passengers experienced this more often, in 40 percent of cases, compared with 36 percent of cases for drivers, the researchers report in JAMA Surgery

Motorcycle passengers more prone to head injuries, reveals studyMotorcycle passengers are less likely than drivers to wear helmets, and they are more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries in crashes, a US study suggests. Researchers studied almost 80,000 motorcycle drivers and nearly 6,000 passengers who were involved in crashes between 2007 and 2010. Two-thirds of the drivers were wearing helmets, compared to only […]

Is your child emotionally intelligent?

Emotional intelligence is the 'something' in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behaviour, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Raising emotionally intelligent kids can decrease their future chances off psychiatric illnesses like stress, depression, anxiety and drug use, says Dr Mansi Jain

Is your child emotionally intelligent?Imagine your child being able to articulate his/her feelings into words instead of throwing a temper tantrum; he/she was able to understand and communicate to you that he/she is upset, but understands why you had to suddenly cancel your plans of taking him/her to the zoo, instead of howling and breaking his/her toys. Isn’t this […]

‘Spice’ girls baffle Mumbai doctors, psychiatrists

Doctors across the city have been receiving cases of teenagers, mainly girls, between 14 and 20 addicted to synthetic weed or Spice, which gives the same high as weed but cannot be identified through tests

‘Spice’ girls baffle Mumbai doctors, psychiatristsSudeep and Megha Parab noticed a sudden change in the behaviour of their teenaged daughter, Natasha (all names changed), some time back. The 17-year old had bloodshot eyes and she was experiencing sudden mood swings. At times she would be dizzy, and there were instances when she would be constantly irritable. However, when the Parabs […]

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

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 […]