Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk, finds study

A study led by teams from Aarhus University in Denmark and the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, has found that newborn babies with low vitamin D levels are more at risk of developing schizophrenia later on

Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk, finds studySymptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and cognitive problems characterise schizophrenia. So far, however, researchers have been unable to find out exactly what causes this condition. That being said, they have identified some likely risk factors – such as the presence of certain sets of genes, or exposure to some viruses. Due to older research suggesting […]

#MentalHealthWeek: Family plays a vital role in reintegrating schizophrenia patients in society

People affected with a severe mental disorder, wandering on different streets, is the common picture seen in all the major cities in India. A person affected by schizophrenia is disowned by the family and left alone on the streets as a destitute. Doctors and psychologist say that support by the family is crucial in reintegrating the patient with society. Without the support of the family, the treatment becomes difficult

#MentalHealthWeek: Family plays a vital role in reintegrating schizophrenia patients in societySchizophrenia is the most disabling of all the major mental disorders. Schizophrenia is an illness that interferes with an individual’s ability to think, feel and to receive and understand sensory information. It is a severe mental disorder in which a person cannot understand the difference between real and imaginary. An individual’s behaviour may also be […]

Dietary supplement may help with schizophrenia, suggest study

A dietary supplement, sarcosine, may help with schizophrenia as part of a holistic approach complementing antipsychotic medication, according to a University College London researcher

Dietary supplement may help with schizophrenia, suggest studyIn an editorial published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, Professor David Curtis (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment and QMUL Centre for Psychiatry) suggests the readily available product could easily be incorporated into treatment plans, while calling for clinical trials to clarify the benefit and inform guidelines. “Sarcosine represents a very logical treatment and the […]

Short period of parental sexual contact prior pregnancy increases offspring risk of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia may seem to have lost touch with reality and may suffer from hallucinations, delusions, disordered thinking, negative mood, and cognitive impairments

Short period of parental sexual contact prior pregnancy increases offspring risk of schizophreniaResearch has shown that many different genes may increase the risk of schizophrenia and also that interactions between genes and aspects of the individual’s environment, including exposure to viruses, malnutrition before birth, problems during birth, and/or psychosocial factors, are necessary for schizophrenia to develop. Previous research has shown that preeclampsia, the most common pregnancy complication […]