Tag Archives: mental health

Daughters vs Dads: The Strange Relationship Surprises Researchers

Scientists found a surprising relationships between fathers and their daughters compared to fathers and their sons. Dads are more responsive to daughters thean their toddler sons. Another striking behavioral trait found is their different language style. A report by the American Psychological Association based on a study of 52 fathers of young children, with 30 being fathers of girls and ...

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Backyard Bird Watching Enough to Save You From Depression: New study

Watching birds from your balcony might go a long way in improving your mental health, said a recent study based on empiricial data analyzed. Those living in neighborhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, the three latest manifestations of an urban health deterioration. Researchers at the University of Exeter, the ...

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Neurocognitive Deficit Signals Psychosis

While schizophrenia is best known for episodes of psychosis – a break with reality during which an individual may experience hallucinations – it is also marked by chronic neurocognitive deficits, such as problems with memory and attention. A multi-site cognition study led by psychologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) found that these neurocognitive symptoms are evident prior to ...

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Spending Mental Health Reduces Crimes: Study

Each dollar a state spends on mental health care brings down 25 cents in its jail expenditures by reducing its inmate population, a new study found. The findings, published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, suggest that 35 of the 44 states analyzed could reduce jail populations by spending more on public inpatient mental health care while maintaining their ...

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Higher IQ in Children Causes Bipolar Disorder: New Study

All parents want their little ones to be super-brainy, cracking the crosswords like no one could and finding solutions of problems that no one can think of, in short being smart and intelligent. However, every good thing comes with a flaw, and having higher IQ also has one major one. A new study by British and American scientists have shown ...

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National Program on Epilepsy to Increase Awareness

Health Minister J P Nadda said the country has about 10 million persons with epilepsy (seizures) in the country and the Centre is supplementing the efforts of State Governments to provide health services including treatment of epilepsy. General facilities for “early diagnosis and management” of epilepsy are available in government hospitals. Specialized treatment for epilepsy is available in institutions such as ...

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Routine Dementia Treatment Can Prompt Damaging Weight Loss: New Study

In a new discovery, scientists found that medication of one major disease could cause another major adverse effect on health. Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) discovered that routine drugs used for the treatment of dementia can lead to damaging reduction of weight, recommending that clinical experts must confront this issue before prescribing these medicines to older ...

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Too much sitting causes increased anxiety, finds new study

Enjoying your time working from home while sipping on your coffee, and leaning against the soft pillow? Or just sitting on your couch watching television? Or perhaps at your desk, on the comfy chair – typing vigorously on your keyboard? Sounds fun, and relaxing. But a new report has shown that too much sitting can put one at a risk ...

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Low income families affect children’s cognitive functioning, new study finds out

Researchers have found in a new study that children of low income families who bear family instability and emotionally unavailable caregivers, have learning and cognitive difficulties. The research was done by University of Rochester, University of Minnesota, and Mount Hope of Family Center with support from the National Institute of Mental Health. They have found out that cortisol, also regarded ...

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Creative, Genius People Slip Into Mental Illness Easily

There is a genetic link between creativity and madness or mental illness and those who are creative are prone to develop schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, said a new study reiterating one of the old beliefs in the world that geniuses have a streak of mental tweak in brain. From the ancient Greeks to Shakespeare to Van Gogh, several creative people ...

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Roseroot herb may be good to treat depression with minimal side effects: Study

Roseroot may provide a herbal treatment option with minimal side effects for depression-related disorders, a new research has found. Depression has become a closely watched health ailment now, thanks to Bollywood actress deepika Padukone who dared to reveal about it and helped spreading awareness about it in India. The findings published in the journal Phytomedicine suggest that those who cannot ...

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Self-revealing? Beware of selfie videos as they reveal your mental health too!

Researchers have developed a computer-based app that can analyse selfie videos as the person engages with social media and monitor sender’s mental health and the device “quietly observes sender’s behaviour” while using the computer or phone. It does not require the user to explicitly state what he or she is feeling, input any extra information or wear any special gear. For ...

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Neuro Problems Double the Risk of Heart Attacks, Strokes: Study

Everything stems from the brain and true to its key role, mental illness found in people may also lead to heart diseases, said new research findings by a team at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. Medications given to neurological disorders, unhealthy activities and access to health care are three major factors that account for the increased ...

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NIMHANS Reaches Out to People Via NGO, New Portal

The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), a pioneer mental health care centre based in Bangalore, has partnered with the White Swan Foundation for Mental Health, a not-for-profit organisation t spread social awarenesss programs. Vice Chancellor of Nimhans, Dr P Satishchandra, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NGO in Bangalore on Friday, under which both ...

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