Scientists identify genes responsible for protection against neurodegenerative diseases

Scientists identify genes responsible for protection against neurodegenerative diseases

It is difficult to recover completely from certain disorders pertaining to mind and nervous system. In the pursuit to understand the causes of such diseases and to find their effective treatment, a recent study claimed to have identified the root cause of neurodegenerative diseases. The study, titled “UBQLN2 Mediates Autophagy-Independent Protein Aggregate Clearance by the Proteasome,” is based on the premise that removal of misfolded and aggregated proteins is necessary for survival of cells.

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Combination of medications helps reduce symptoms of ADHD: Study

Combination of medications helps reduce symptoms of ADHD: Study

Children, at times, undergo phases when they are anxious and distraught, which is a normal part of growing up and does not necessarily require treatment. However, parents must take some action when their children persistently behave in a different manner from the others of their age as this could be a sign of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which requires immediate medical attention. Continue reading

Sedentary lifestyle linked to potential psychosis symptoms in males: Study

Sedentary lifestyle linked to potential psychosis symptoms in males: Study

The role of physical activity in overall well-being should not be underestimated. Its significance was reiterated recently by a team of researchers who said that physical activity can help fight the onset of heart disorders and untimely death in people suffering from mental illnesses. Continue reading

Age difference could affect ADHD diagnosis and treatment: Study

Age difference could affect ADHD diagnosis and treatment: Study

An increasing number of Americans are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). No single reason can be attributed to it, though the roots of the disorder can be traced to either genetic or environmental factors or a combination of both. Some mental disorders exhibit gender bias and ADHD is one of them with more boys than girls being diagnosed with ADHD. Continue reading

Alternative treatments for depression – Part 1: Creative therapy

Alternative treatments for depression – Part 1: Creative therapy

Creative people tend to get depressed more than other people. On the other hand, depressed people are urged to explore their creative side to rid themselves of the severe mental pain that disables them from living normal lives. Thus, apart from medications and evidence-based therapies, people often take help of various art forms to attain maximum success to fight depression off. Continue reading

Fighting mental disorders with exercise

Fighting mental disorders with exercise

Exercise has a multidimensional impact on human health. While everyone knows about the rewarding effects of exercise on physical health, its impact on mental health is not always highlighted. One thing people must understand is that poor mental health can lead to poor physical health and likewise, poor physical health can be a contributor to poor mental health. Thus, to lead a healthy and happy life, it is necessary to maintain both physical and mental health. Continue reading

ADHD in adults can affect their life badly; ways to manage it

ADHD in adults can affect their life badly; ways to manage it

Life is full of challenges, particularly with the kind of stress people are facing today in both personal and professional lives. But when people fight unstable relationships, poor work performance and low self-esteem, there is a probability that the problems are not due to stress, but due to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – a serious mental condition.

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Type 2 diabetes treatment can be effective for AD as well: Study

Type 2 diabetes treatment can be effective for AD as well: Study

Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are two separate diseases, but there is a strong correlation between lower level of cognitive function and blood sugar levels. Numerous studies have shown diabetes as a possible reason behind cognitive impairment and the resulting dementia or AD in the elderly. They suggested that people suffering from type 2 diabetes are more prone to be afflicted with dementia or other associated disorders such as AD.

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Purposeful Parenting Month: Parents’ role in a child’s mental health

Purposeful Parenting Month: Parents’ role in a child’s mental health

The importance of maintaining good mental health goes beyond preventing mental illness or disorder. Mental health contributes to an individual’s social and cognitive development, right from a very tender age. As appropriately put by the World Health Organization (WHO), “health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Continue reading