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 […]

Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?

Many people with schizophrenia experience hallucinations and delusions that can significantly impact their everyday life. However, those with the condition may find it hard to seek treatment

Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?The current schizophrenia treatments rely on antipsychotic drugs that come with unwanted side effects. However, new research has found that a chemical called sulforaphane could reduce and even prevent symptoms of the condition. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), schizophrenia affects more than 21 million people worldwide, but more than half of these people […]

Research reveals that tobacco smoking increases the risk of depression, schizophrenia

A new study published in Psychological Medicine and led by University of Bristol researchers has found that tobacco smoking may increase your risk of developing depression and schizophrenia

Research reveals that tobacco smoking increases the risk of depression, schizophreniaDoes mental illness increase the likelihood of smoking, or is smoking itself a risk factor for mental illness? Researchers from the University’s Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (TARG) with support from Bristol’s MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) and the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), used UK Biobank data from 462,690 individuals of European ancestry, […]

#AirPollution: Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues

The correlation found between poor air quality and disorders including schizophrenia. The counties with the worst air quality had a 27 per cent increase in bipolar disorder and six per cent increase in major depression when compared to those with the best air quality

#AirPollution: Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issuesA new study led by University of Chicago researchers suggests a significant link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders People who spend their childhood in areas with high levels of air pollution may be more likely to later develop mental disorders, research suggests. Air pollution has become […]

#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 […]

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with #mentalhealth 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 #mentalhealth 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 […]

Psychotic experiences are common even among people who don’t have a mental health condition

Have you ever seen or heard something that turned out not to exist? Or have you ever thought something was happening that no one else noticed – perhaps thinking you were being followed, or that something was trying to communicate with you? If so, you may have had a psychotic experience

Psychotic experiences are common even among people who don’t have a mental health conditionThe good news is, you’re not alone. Psychosis, also called a psychotic experience or episode, is when someone perceives or interprets reality differently to the people around them. And it’s estimated that around 5-10% of people will have a psychotic experience in their lifetime. While they’re different for each person, psychotic experiences often include hallucinations […]

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 […]

Artificial intelligence detects psychosis risk through conversational language

A new study has found that machine-learning artificial intelligence (AI) can successfully detect and predict which individuals would go on to develop psychosis with an accuracy of 93 per cent

Artificial intelligence detects psychosis risk through conversational languageThe study, which was published in published in npj Schizophrenia, showed machine learning says that frequent ‘sound words’ (words associated with sound) is one clue to the later emergence of psychosis. The researchers also developed a new machine-learning method to quantify the semantics in people’s everyday conversational language. The researchers investigated potential linguistic indicators in […]

Doctors organise mental health campaign to reach out to people in rural areas

In an on-going mental health campaign around 150 psychiatrists came together to spread awareness on mental health disease. This concept came into being as around 150 psychiatrists came together. Knowing about the dearth of information about mental health issues in rural areas and the prevailing misconceptions, the psychiatrist covered enough ground to ensure that they could reach out to a maximum number of people in a short amount of time

Doctors organise mental health campaign to reach out to people in rural areasWith each passing day, the spates of mental health issues are rising in the country. Now with better awareness, more people are coming forward and speaking about the state of their mental health. More and more people are opening about depression and we read about cases of suicide in newspapers caused due to peer pressure […]
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