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The Same Genes May Underlie Different Psychiatric Disorders

People who have autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may have different challenges, but the ailments might arise from a common set of genes. Researchers compared genetic analyses of 700 human brains from deceased individuals who had one of those three disorders, major depression or alcoholism with brains of individuals who had none of the conditions. They [...]

By |2018-07-30T14:15:30+00:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Humans Produce New Brain Cells Throughout Their Lives

Findings could help hunt for treatment for degenerative conditions such as Alzheimers, and psychiatric problems. Humans continue to produce new neurons in a part of their brain involved in learning, memory and emotion throughout adulthood, scientists have revealed, countering previous theories that production stopped after adolescence. The findings could help in developing treatments for neurological [...]

By |2018-04-13T11:47:28+00:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Dismay Over Sydney Children’s Hospital Psychiatric Ward Closure

The Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, has closed its psychiatric ward as the number of children seeking treatment for serious mental illnesses continues to rise. The dedicated psychiatric unit stopped admitting children and young adolescents on January 25 after the latest consultant psychiatrist resigned, Fairfax Media has learnt. So far four children have been affected, but [...]

By |2018-02-26T17:02:20+00:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments