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Increased paternal age is a risk factor for schizophrenia

Study finds when men choose to have children late, there is increased risk of schizophrenia Advanced paternal age increases the risk in offspring of early-onset...

Childhood trauma may aggravate depression symptoms later

Childhood trauma may make depression in later life severe and recurrent, shows study Early life trauma may affect the structure of the brain in a...

Nutritional supplements don’t prevent depression, Mediterranean diet does

Food supplements do not keep depression away, right diet and lifestyle do A daily intake of nutritional supplements won't help stave off the onset of...

Women working more than 55 hrs/week have higher risk of depression

Working more than 55 hours a week associated with increased risk of depression in women Working very long hours  - more than 55 hours a...

Shock therapy: To be or not to be, debate experts in...

Shock therapy or electroconvulsive therapy is used for depression Should we stop using electroconvulsive therapy to relieve symptoms of severe depression? Experts debate the issue...

Teens who self harm are 3 times more likely to commit...

Study recommends programmes to deal with such behaviour from an early stage Young people who self-harm are three times more likely to commit violent crime. According...

Your smartphone just got smarter, an app can deal with depression

Indiana University study shows that apps in a phone can help fight depression In a sweeping new study, Indiana University psychologists have found that a...

Depression after child birth; it’s all about immunity

Animal studies show the immune system may have a role to play in postpartum depression The immune system might play an important role in...

18 months on, Centre asks states to form mental health authority

The new Mental Healthcare Act came into force in April last year More than 18 months after the Mental Health Care Act, 2017 came into...

What you eat is linked to your mental health

Can a healthy diet combat mental illness? Well Researchers say so In an unusual experiment, James Cook University researchers have found that among Torres Strait...

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Diabetes during pregnancy doubles risk of disease in children  

Children of mothers who had diabetes during pregnancy are at increased risk of developing diabetes before the age of 22 years Children of mothers who...