Environmental noise may worsen cognitive impairment in schizophrenics: Study

Environmental noise may worsen cognitive impairment in schizophrenics: Study

Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder which is believed to disrupt brain development in many ways, making it difficult for a person to differentiate between real and illusionary things. Those who suffer from this condition usually isolate themselves from family and friends and manifest symptoms like delusions, hallucinations, inability to concentrate, along with a surge in negative thoughts and suspicions. Read more

Mental illness, bullying common among those born prematurely: Study

Mental illness, bullying common among those born prematurely: Study

Babies born prematurely are a miracle in themselves. Such children are often more special to people around them as their birth defied the laws of nature. Preterm babies generally have an extremely low birth weight (ELBW). According to a recent study, premature babies with ELBW are more likely to be bullied as children and have an increased risk for developing mental illness as adults.

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Butte County Library gives access to mentally ill

Butte County Library gives access to mentally ill

It is difficult to understand what goes in the minds of mentally ill people when they themselves don’t know about it. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately one in four adults in the United States suffers from some form of mental illness in a year.

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Using social media to handle stigma around mental illnesses

Using social media to handle stigma around mental illnesses

Braving mental illness is a feat in itself, but accepting its existence in front of others requires a lot of courage. Not because a mental disorder makes one dangerous, but because of the stigma attached to it, which comes from ignorance and wrong beliefs that label mentally ill people as threatening and leads to discrimination against people suffering from mental health disorders. Read more

Neurofeedback: A brain training technique to treat mental disorders

Neurofeedback: A brain training technique to treat mental disorders

Around 43.6 million adults in the United States suffer from different mental illnesses, shows the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in September 2015. In fact, half of the chronic mental disorders begin by the age of 14 and three quarters by the age of 24. Read more