Schizophrenia

Newly found gene linked to schizophrenia

Newly found gene linked to schizophrenia

This study identified a gene called NAPRT1 that encodes an enzyme involved in vitamin B3 metabolism

Found: 104 high-risk genes for schizophrenia

Found: 104 high-risk genes for schizophrenia

Washington: In a recent study, researchers have discovered 104 high-risk genes for schizophrenia, by using computational ‘framework’. The...Read More

‘Chor’ one day, ‘Chowkidaar’ on other, is Modi schizophrenic? Rahul Gandhi launches fresh assault on PM

‘Chor’ one day, ‘Chowkidaar’ on other, is Modi schizophrenic? Rahul Gandhi launches fresh assault on PM

Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the war or words has intensified. Mounting a fresh offensive on Narendra Modi, Congress chief Rahul Ga...Read More

Schizophrenia — most misunderstood mental illness

Schizophrenia — most misunderstood mental illness

Mumbai: Schizophrenia during childhood is quite uncommon, but leaves a severe mental disorder in which children interpret reality abnorma...Read More

The never-end challenge of living with schizophrenia

The never-end challenge of living with schizophrenia

No matter what one does, a schizophrenic suffers from those distressing symptoms almost lifelong, writes Ravi Valluri

Bhopal: 65% schizophrenia patients do not get access to treatment

Bhopal: 65% schizophrenia patients do not get access to treatment

Bhopal: When we see a person talking alone, we tend to think that the person is possessed by some super natural power. Similarly, 24-year...Read More

Desi teens bag $100K in Siemens science contest in US

Desi teens bag $100K in Siemens science contest in US

Houston : Three Indian-origin teenagers, including identical twin sisters, in the US have bagged a scholarship worth $100,000 in a scienc...Read More

Higher heart rate, BP in teenagers may up psychiatric disorder risk

Higher heart rate, BP in teenagers may up psychiatric disorder risk

London: Male teenagers with a higher resting heart rate and increased level of blood pressure may be at an high risk of developing psychi...Read More

Alcohol abuse is linked to increased risk of schizophrenia in later life

Alcohol abuse is linked to increased risk of schizophrenia in later life

Washington D.C. : A new study shows that alcohol, cannabis and other illicit drugs can greatly increase the risk of developing schizophre...Read More

Poorly-understood gene linked to mental health disorders

Poorly-understood gene linked to mental health disorders

London: New evidence has been found to prove the link between a previously misunderstood gene and major neurocognitive disorders such as ...Read More

Loneliness may be in your genes: study

Loneliness may be in your genes: study

Los Angeles: Feeling lonely? Blame it on your genes, say scientists who have found that loneliness – a trait linked to poor health and ea...Read More

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Schizophrenics need a shrink, not a faith healer

Mumbai: Even though an incidence of 1-2% of schizophrenia is reported in the general community, psychiatrists  believe that the actual nu...Read More

Altered DNA linked with psychiatric disorders identified

Altered DNA linked with psychiatric disorders identified

London: Brain scans have revealed a genetic mutation that affects the structure, function and chemistry of the brain, and thus increases ...Read More

Electrical brain stimulation can boost memory during sleep

Electrical brain stimulation can boost memory during sleep

New York: Use of electrical brain stimulation can enhance memory during sleep and strengthen memory in healthy people, says a study. Acco...Read More

Larger brains prone to mental disorders

Larger brains prone to mental disorders

Washington: Animals with large brains may be more susceptible to mental disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease due to we...Read More

Immune system can affect social behaviour

Immune system can affect social behaviour

Boston: In a startling discovery, scientists have found that immune system can directly affect, and even change, social behaviour, a find...Read More

Foetal brain’s disrupted immunity may up schizophrenia, autism risks

Foetal brain’s disrupted immunity may up schizophrenia, autism risks

Jerusalem: Viral infection in mothers may cause the development of disrupted foetal immune system in babies which may lead to certain neu...Read More

Promise Or Peril

Promise Or Peril

Author                          Siddhartha  Mukherjee

Human brain map soon to fight abnormalities

Human brain map soon to fight abnormalities

New York: A team of researchers has developed the first scalable method to identify different subtypes of neurons in the human brain. The...Read More

Low thyroid hormone in pregnancy ups schizophrenia risk in kids

Low thyroid hormone in pregnancy ups schizophrenia risk in kids

London: Babies born to women with low levels of a thyroid hormone during pregnancy may be at an increased risk of being affected by neuro...Read More

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