Anomalies in the immune system of those suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder prompted scientists to question if any infection-causing agents, triggering comparable immune responses, are responsible for such psychiatric disorders.
Most of us might have gone through this experience or seen around us that a person gets a lot of attention and sympathy when one of his bones gets fractured. Mum pampers him, friends cheer him up and his relatives make frequent calls to show that they care. But what happens when you relapse after a prolonged mental health condition? Usually, no sufferer gets a similar treatment as in the first case. Read more
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder, characterized by discrepancies in perception, thoughts, and emotional receptiveness. It is a complex disorder that can affect an individual’s health to a considerable extent. Understanding the gravity of the disorder, researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) have identified a pattern of brain activity that can be the sign of memory problems in people suffering from schizophrenia.
Mentally ill people are mostly sympathized with as they are usually looked upon as the victims of violence. Previous researches and common beliefs point to the possibility of mentally ill persons being victims of danger, and brutal and insensitive people around them. However, a recent study by the RTI International, North Carolina State University, the Duke University and the Arizona State University pointed at the risk factors that increase the likelihood of mentally ill people getting involved in violent behavior. Read more
News on Mental Health
- Twitter issues new rules to guard users from online trolls June 13, 2018
- High level of NRG3 can increase risk of schizophrenia, finds study May 7, 2018
- Report suggests soldiers dropping out of ‘unsafe and wholly unsatisfactory’ mental health unit in armed forces April 18, 2018
- Sudden spurt in patient flow increases burden on mental health treatment centers April 3, 2018