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New genetic analysis improves diagnosis of intellectual disability

6 days ago

Whole-genome sequencing can be used to diagnose intellectual disability more accurately than other methods of genetic analysis, researchers…
Onset mechanism of schizophrenia is different between males and females, new study shows

September 4, 2019

Schizophrenia affects more than 21 million people worldwide. It is a mental disorder, characterized by a decreased ability…
Manipulating Brain Cells through a Smartphone-Controlled Implant

August 9, 2019

Thanks to a three-year long collaborative effort by researchers from South Korea and the United States, and dozens…
Patients with both schizophrenia and epilepsy die alarmingly early

May 17, 2019

More than one in four patients with schizophrenia and epilepsy die before reaching the age of fifty. This…
Children born to parents with mental disorders face their own psychological challenges

April 4, 2019

Already when they begin school, children born to parents who have at some point been diagnosed with schizophrenia…
Seeking predictors of depression

February 7, 2019

Ian Gotlib has spent years compiling a growing catalog of clues that could help to identify children who are…
Risk of suicide — as well as depression — found in the genome

January 21, 2019

Yale researchers have discovered several genetic variants that signal the risk of serious suicide attempts and noted some…
Infections in children tied to subsequent mental illness risk in new study

December 13, 2018

High temperatures, sore throats and infections during childhood can increase the risk of also suffering from a mental…
Are you stressed? Your eyes may provide a window into your mental workload

December 12, 2018

With nearly breakneck speed, the demands of work productivity in today’s society seem to have increased tenfold. Enter…
Computers can ‘spot the difference’ between healthy brains and the brains of people with Dissociative Identity Disorder

December 11, 2018

Machine-learning and neuroimaging techniques have been used to accurately distinguish between individuals with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and…
Researchers have found the first risk genes for ADHD

November 29, 2018

Our genes are very important for the development of mental disorders – including ADHD, where genetic factors capture…
Bigger human brain prioritizes thinking hub – at a cost

June 6, 2018

Some human brains are nearly twice the size of others – but how might that matter? Researchers at…
Brain’s Immune System May Be Key to Better Treatments for Psychiatric Disorders

January 4, 2018

Between the ages of two and four, the human brain has an estimated one quadrillion synapses – the…
New Mouse Model Replicates an Underlying Cause of Intellectual Disability

October 2, 2017

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have developed the first mice that lack the…
Low-Cost Preventive Care May Help Heart Health for People with Serious Mental Illness

September 5, 2017

People with serious mental illness, such as bipolar disease and schizophrenia, die on average 25 years earlier than…
“Residual echo” of ancient humans in scans may hold clues to mental disorders

July 31, 2017

Researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have produced the first direct evidence that parts of…
How much sugar you consume every day? You may be putting your mental health at risk!

July 28, 2017

We tend to eat a lot of sugar, although we know it is bad for our health. It…
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