Scientists identify non-invasive method to diagnose depression

Scientists identify non-invasive method to diagnose depression

Depression is a mental disorder that requires psychological support for its proper diagnosis as well as treatment. However, many a times, depression remains undiagnosed and untreated as it is often passed off as a normal case of worry and sadness. Read more

Visual impairment in children linked to ADHD: Study

Visual impairment in children linked to ADHD: Study

It is not easy to live with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). There appears to be a difference of opinion about the disease; some think it as a matter of choice of behavior or a result of bad parenting, while others believe that the disease runs in families.

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Paradoxical effects of LSD can help treat mental illnesses: Study

Paradoxical effects of LSD can help treat mental illnesses: Study

For generations, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) has been regarded as a psychedelic drug that can cause unpredictable effects such as hallucinations or an apparent extension of consciousness. While the seemingly contradictory and inconsistent effects of LSD use are known, a study by the Imperial College London confirmed that LSD can cause paradoxical effects, including psychosis-like symptoms and improved psychological well-being.

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Parental depression can affect child’s school performance: Study

Parental depression can affect child’s school performance: Study

Depression, one of the most common reasons for disability among Americans, needs to be recognized and treated. While people suffering from depression are not able to get rid of negative thoughts and feelings of hopelessness, it is shocking how Americans have underestimated the brutality of the disease. Read more

Fighting dementia through Mediterranean diet

Fighting dementia through Mediterranean diet

Food doesn’t just keep your body going, but keeps your mind healthy too. Certain foods have the capability to keep mental problems at bay. According to experts, following a particular kind of food regimen can help in keeping off Alzheimer’s and dementia and prevent cognitive degeneration. Read more

Cognitive behavioral therapy may help cure treatment-resistant depression

Cognitive behavioral therapy may help cure treatment-resistant depression

Treatment-resistant depression has been posing a big challenge to psychiatrists. However, there is some hope for such patients. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) along with antidepressants may bring long-term benefits to patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression, a recent study has found. Read more

Exposure therapy may help treat OCD patients

Exposure therapy may help treat OCD patients

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition which is often overlooked as an extension of exaggerations in a person’s behavior. However, obsessive thoughts and compulsive activities can actually interfere with a person’s day-to-day life. Read more

Prisoners and mental health: Incarceration may complicate the problem

Prisoners and mental health: Incarceration may complicate the problem

The United States is home to just 5 percent of the world population, but it leads the world in incarceration with an estimated 25 percent of the world’s prisoners being in the country, according to a 2014 National Research Council (NRC) report by the American Psychological Association (APA). Read more

Lonely and blue: Social isolation bad for mental health

Lonely and blue: Social isolation bad for mental health

Research shows correlation between loneliness and mental health problems such as depression, and both thrive on each other. A body of studies also points out that a sense of belongingness plays a crucial role in maintaining mental health. Read more

Depression in teens:  More than just sadness or mood swings

Depression in teens: More than just sadness or mood swings

Teen or adolescent depression is very different from conventional sadness. Teenagers generally tend to be moody, dramatic or grouchy, which is part of the adolescence phase. However, depression in teens is real, and it is a treatable mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Read more