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Over-activity in brain's specific area linked to certain Schizophrenia symptoms

Schizophrenia is a psychotic illness which exhibits itself in three ways: negative symptoms such as lethargy, apathy and social withdrawal, positive symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions and cognitive symptoms such as impaired memory.

This study has important implications for developing treatments for the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. (Shutterstock)
This study has important implications for developing treatments for the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. (Shutterstock)
Published on Dec 31, 2022 01:14 PM IST
ANI |

Schizophrenia might enhance dementia risk 2.5 times: Study

They found that across multiple different psychotic disorders, and regardless of the age at which someone first developed their mental illness, there was a higher risk of dementia later in life.

Schizophrenia might enhance dementia risk 2.5 times(Instagram/doubletalktx)
Schizophrenia might enhance dementia risk 2.5 times(Instagram/doubletalktx)
Published on Oct 07, 2022 08:41 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington

World Schizophrenia Day: Common symptoms, causes and all you want to know

World Schizophrenia Day: Schizophrenia affects 24 million people or 1 in 300 people worldwide. It is a disorder where people may find it difficult to differentiate between reality and imagination. 

World Schizophrenia Day is observed every year on May 24.(Pixabay)
World Schizophrenia Day is observed every year on May 24.(Pixabay)
Published on May 24, 2022 01:06 PM IST

Schizophrenia: Gene discovery indicates risk and cause

Researchers have discovered gene mutations that indicate a person's risk of developing schizophrenia and its causes. This may help improve drug treatments.

People with schizophrenia can experience a detachment from their real selves, as though they have two faces(Axel Bueckert/Zoonar/picture alliance)
People with schizophrenia can experience a detachment from their real selves, as though they have two faces(Axel Bueckert/Zoonar/picture alliance)
Published on Apr 07, 2022 01:27 PM IST

Sameera Reddy opens up about being ‘shamed’, shares ticket ‘towards a happy you’

Sameera Reddy wraps up Mental Health Awareness Month by spilling the beans on how to set yourself and others free from ‘hate, fear, expectation, shame, self doubt’ and we can’t help but relate instantly as we take down her strong notes

Sameera Reddy opens up about being ‘shamed’, shares ticket ‘towards a happy you’(Instagram/reddysameera)
Sameera Reddy opens up about being ‘shamed’, shares ticket ‘towards a happy you’(Instagram/reddysameera)
Updated on May 30, 2021 02:13 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz

Study links severe mental illness to higher death rate after heart attack

As per a new study, the risk of death 30 days after a heart attack for people with schizophrenia was doubled when compared with those without a psychiatric diagnosis

Study links severe mental illness to higher death rate after heart attack(Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash)
Study links severe mental illness to higher death rate after heart attack(Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 23, 2021 10:02 AM IST
ANI |

Understanding ‘self-disturbance’ in schizophrenia to help patients effectively

Alongside treating symptoms with medication and psychotherapy, experts are of the say that a better understanding of the experience of people with schizophrenia would enable clinicians to help patients effectively.

Clinical intervention frequently focuses on correcting the patient’s thoughts and perceptions.(UNSPLASH)
Clinical intervention frequently focuses on correcting the patient’s thoughts and perceptions.(UNSPLASH)
Updated on Feb 25, 2020 11:11 AM IST
Washington D.C. [USA] | ByAsian News International

Depression is caused by genetic risk factors, study identifies 44 variants

Depression is caused by genetic disorders, and a research by King’s College London has identified 44 risk variants. The study adds that depressive disorder also overlaps with that for obesity and multiple measures of sleep quality, including daytime sleepiness, insomnia and tiredness.

Depression is a chronic mental ailment and scientists have now identified 44 genetic risk factors for it.(Shutterstock)
Depression is a chronic mental ailment and scientists have now identified 44 genetic risk factors for it.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 09:09 AM IST
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