SCHIZOPHRENIA

  • Mentally-ill people seek peer support on YouTube October 18, 2014

    London: YouTube has become a common platform to seek and provide peer support for people suffering from mental disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. "People with severe mental illness are now open about their illness experiences on a public social media website like YouTube," said lead study author John Naslund...
  • Watch: 'Confessions of a Teenager' is a short film that takes you inside the mind of a mentally ill man September 9, 2014

    A man has a secret he has kept from his girlfriend. His roommate advises him to tell her about it before she decides to move in with him. After several moments of self doubt, he calls her for an intimate dinner. Everything goes wrong from the moment he confesses about his...
  • Interpreter at Mandela's memorial made mistake, admits SA government December 13, 2013

    The South African government has now admitted that while the interpreter at the antiapartheid icon Nelson Mandela's memorial made some mistakes, he was not a fake. The interpreter has also defended himself by saying his portfolio of work speaks for itself but has also said that he suffers from schizophrenia....
  • South Africa admits error over 'schizophrenic' Mandela signer December 13, 2013

    Johannesburg: A South African signlanguage interpreter accused of miming nonsense as world leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela defended himself as a "champion" signer on Thursday but said he suffered a schizophrenic episode during the event. The interpreter, 34yearold Thamsanqa Jantjie, told Johannesburg's Star newspaper he started hearing voices and hallucinating...
  • Scientists grow 'mini human brains' from stem cells August 30, 2013

    Scientists have grown the first mini human brains in a laboratory and say their success could lead to new levels of understanding about the way brains develop and what goes wrong in disorders like schizophrenia and autism. Researchers based in Austria started with human stem cells and created a culture in...
  • Kolkata: World's fastest painter uses art to fight chronic schizophrenia December 3, 2012

    Kolkata: The world's fastest painter uses colours and adhesives to fight his chronic mental illness. He makes an entire painting in just a few seconds. Parijoy Saha, a chronic schizophrenic, has set a record of finishing 51 paintings in just 35 minutes. The 38year old paints awfully fast. He has painted...
  • FTN: Does the new Bill safeguard the rights of the mentally ill? October 19, 2012

    Sagarika Ghose: Hi there. We are focusing in this show on a subject that concerns us all, mental illness. Currently 130 million Indians are diagnosed with some form of mental illness, including depression, bipolarity and schizophrenia, 90 per cent of these cases remain untreated. The government has come up...
  • Chennai: 18 years on, woman meets kin September 24, 2012

    Chennai: After spending 18 years at a home for mentally challenged women in Chennai, a schizophrenic woman from Gujarat was reunited with her brother. Sadly for Chandrika Ben, who hails from the small village of Marohi, which is 6 km outside Surat, her husband who abandoned her all those years...
  • Teen was 'singing about' Osama in plane disruption: US February 26, 2012

    Portland: A 19yearold from Saudi Arabia who authorities say forced a plane to make an emergency landing when he lit an electronic cigarette, mentioned Osama bin Laden and tried to hit fellow passengers pleaded not guilty to interfering with a plane crew. A lawyer for Yazeed Mohammed A Abunayyan told a...
  • Tiny shocks help schizophrenics do better August 1, 2011

    Sydney: Brain function in schizophrenia improves after being subjected to very mild, painless electrical currents through electrodes on the scalp. In a recent study using a technique called transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), scientists from Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) have shown that brain function in schizophrenics can improve after applying the...
  • City dwelling ups risk of mental health problems June 27, 2011

    City dwellers are more likely to have mental health issues, such as anxiety, mood disorders and schizophrenia. ...
  • Cause of schizophrenia found? January 12, 2011

    Washington: In what could be a possible cause of schizophrenia, scientists claim to have found a link between the condition and trapped brain cells that are unable to reach the cortex, the brain's outer part. A new study, led by University of New South Wales, has claimed that brain cells...
  • Brain scans may help predict schizophrenia December 23, 2010

    New Delhi: Simple brain scans can help predict the onset of schizophrenia in young people with a family history of the disease, scientists have claimed. A team from the University of Edinburgh found that the brains of people who go on to develop schizophrenia suffer from an accelerated shrinking before they...
  • Better ways to treat schizophrenia found September 4, 2008

    Sydney: A newlyidentified brain receptor that stimulates growth in adolescence but whose expression is stunted in schizophrenics may hold the key to treating this dreaded disease. Researcher Cyndi Shannon Weickert has identified the receptor, potentially opening up new approaches to treat schizophrenia, commencing with a threeyear clinical trial of a drug...
  • Aamir and Faisal Khan: The fallout of two brothers November 5, 2007

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan and Faisal Khan one a superstar and the other a failed star, somewhere down line the brothers separated and last week their lack of warmth was there for every one to see. CNN IBN tells us what exactly went wrong with the Khan brothers. It's a difficult...
  • Like in the movies: Brothers Aamir, Faisal separate November 1, 2007

    Film star Aaamir Khan on Wednesday lost custody of his younger sibling to their father. ...
  • India 360: Aamir's custody battle for his brother October 31, 2007

    It's a setback for superstar Aamir Khan as a Mumbai court refused to grant him custody of brother Faisal Khan. ...
  • I hope dad will take care of Faisal: Aamir Khan October 31, 2007

    Mumbai: Actor Aamir Khan on Wednesday said he accepted a court order transferring his younger brother Faisal Khans custody to their father and promised he would always stand by Faisal. Faisal, who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, has accused Aamir of mistreating him. The Bandra Metropolitan Court in Mumbai on Wednesday...
  • After killing son, docs of death pay the price October 11, 2007

    Rohtak (Haryana): The Mallik residence in Rohtak wears a deserted look and there is little here to show that just a week ago this was a site of a gruesome death. Ashok Mallik is currently in jail. He and his wife, Promila, allegedly bled their youngest son to death all because...
  • Man beats odds, fights Schizophrenia with 'hope' October 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Prakash became a schizophrenic at the age of 21. And like most cases, did not get diagnosed until late. It was the first time when I was at Vishawas that people treated me like a normal human. I behaved like a normal human, says Prakash, who has been suffering...
  • Fertility clock ticks for men, too February 28, 2007

    New Delhi: When it comes to fertility and the prospect of having normal babies, it has always been assumed that men have no biological clock that unlike women, they can have it all, at any age. A number of studies also suggest that male fertility may diminish with age....
  • Living life with split personality January 5, 2007

    New Delhi: At least 20 children killed and many more missing from Nithari in Noida. Two men arrested, but the truth still seems to be very far. Those who knew the main accused Moninder Singh and Surinder say that its impossible to look at them as killers leave alone butchers....
  • Brain scan helps predict schizophrenia December 7, 2006

    London: Brain scans may help doctors predict schizophrenia, a mental disorder that affects one percent of people across the world, says a new study. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh studied for 10 years 200 people who were at a high risk of developing schizophrenia because two or more family members...
  • Music eases symptoms of schizophrenia November 1, 2006

    London: Music therapy may help to ease the depression, anxiety and emotional withdrawal symptoms of schizophrenia, British scientists said on Wednesday. In a small study in four hospitals, researchers at Imperial College London found that encouraging patients to express themselves through music seemed to improve their symptoms. "We have known for some...