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Genes underscore five psychiatric disorders

July 24, 2019

A group of international doctors has uncovered the genes that contribute to the development of ADHD, autism spectrum…
Genetic study reveals metabolic origins of anorexia

July 17, 2019

A global study, led by researchers at King’s and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, suggests that…
Determined DNA hunt reveals exciting new schizophrenia clue

July 4, 2019

An 18-year joint Australian-Indian study made possible by the recruitment, diagnosis and DNA screening of thousands of people…
Childhood Adversity Linked to Earlier Puberty, Premature Brain Development, and Greater Mental Illness

June 4, 2019

Growing up in poverty and experiencing traumatic events like a bad accident or sexual assault can impact brain…
Inflammation linked to chemical imbalance in schizophrenia

April 17, 2019

A study published in Molecular Psychiatry has identified changes in inflammation-related biochemical pathways in schizophrenia that interfere with proper brain…
High potency cannabis linked to higher rates of psychosis

March 26, 2019

New research from King’s College London is the first to show the impact of cannabis use on population…
The Sophistication of the Human Brain Renders it more Prone to Disorders, Study Suggests

January 23, 2019

A new research paper by Prof Rony Paz of the Weizmann Institute of Science and his colleagues, published…
New Findings Reveal Surprising Role of the Cerebellum in Reward and Social Behaviors

January 22, 2019

A new study in rodents has shown that the brain’s cerebellum—known to play a role in motor coordination—also…
2,000 human brains yield clues to how genes raise risk for mental illnesses

December 20, 2018

Artificial intelligence model improves prediction six-fold. It’s one thing to detect sites in the genome associated with mental…
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…
Anorexia nervosa patients prefer underweight bodies

October 10, 2018

An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, the University of Tübingen and…
Psychiatric Disorders share a new underlying genetic basis

June 25, 2018

Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder often run in families.  A new international study led by…
Diabetes Added to High Risks for People with Severe Mental Illness

June 19, 2018

People with severe mental illness are more than twice as likely to have Type 2 diabetes, with even…
Phone app effectively treats mental illness, study shows

May 31, 2018

A smartphone program was just as effective as a clinical intervention in treating people with serious mental illnesses…
Antidepressants more effective in treating depression than placebo

February 26, 2018

The international study, published in The Lancet, is a network meta-analysis of 522 double-blind, randomised controlled trials comprising a…
Pioneering technique helps people with schizophrenia control brain activity

February 13, 2018

For the first time, new research shows people with schizophrenia can train themselves to control brain regions linked…
Complications at birth associated with lasting chemical changes in the brain

November 28, 2017

New King’s College London research, published in eLife, shows that adults born prematurely – who also suffered small brain injuries…
Researchers find a fine time-line between delusion and reality

October 13, 2017

The line between reality and delusion may be just a matter of time, a new Yale study suggests.…
People with Schizophrenia Left Out of Longevity Revolution

September 18, 2017

Since the 1970s, general mortality rates in developed countries have declined. On average, lifespans have lengthened by almost…
Compassion key to treating eating disorders

August 29, 2017

Self-compassion is an important part of recovery for people with eating disorders, University of Queensland researchers have found.…
Keeping Mentally Ill Out of Jail and in Treatment: Rochester Model Works in Breakthrough Study

June 5, 2017

People with severe mental illness are more than four times as likely to be arrested than other adults…
Researchers identify first genetic variant for anorexia nervosa

May 13, 2017

A landmark study led by King’s College London, University of North Carolina and Stanford researchers identifies the first…
Men and women show equal ability at recognizing faces

May 11, 2017

Despite conventional wisdom that suggests women are better than men at facial recognition, Penn State psychologists found no…
New method could fast-track existing drugs as novel treatments for depression

February 17, 2017

Research from King’s College London reveals a new method of repurposing existing drugs as novel treatments for depression,…
Scientists developed a method to research physical sensations in mental disorders

December 9, 2016

Brain controls our body functions, but it also need feedback from different organs. This communication is the key…
Health coverage on the rise for those in the justice system, study finds

September 20, 2016

Every year, millions of people in prison or jail struggle with mental health issues and substance use disorders.…
Study finds links between depression and risk of developing extremist ideas

September 8, 2016

Depressive symptoms are associated with a higher risk of sympathies for violent protest and terrorism (SVPT), according to…
Researchers find lifestyle link in depression

July 29, 2016

Researchers following the progress of 1,200 people for five years have found strong links between unhealthy lifestyles and…
Research sheds new light on mental health risks to children of older fathers

May 24, 2016

The increased risk of mental illness in children of older fathers is unlikely to result from men’s genes…
Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness

May 5, 2016

Candida infections also more common among those with memory loss In a study prompted in part by suggestions…
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