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The researchers at the International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad (IIITH) have created the first ever Indian Brain Atlas (IBA). They stated that the average Indian brain is smaller in height, width, and volume as compared to the western and eastern population like the Chinese and Korean. The immediate implication of this finding can be seen ..
Topics: Aging-associated diseases • Alzheimer's disease • Cognitive disorders • Cognitive reserve • Dementia • Health • Learning disabilities • Medicine • Parkinson's disease • Psychiatric diagnosis • Psychiatry • RTT
After 18 years of research, the scientists from the University of Queensland in Australia and a team of Indian researchers have identified a new gene – called NAPRT1 – directly linked to schizophrenia. Using DNA from thousands of people in India, the team has found clues in the quest for the causes of schizophrenia, and ..
The Autistic Pride Day (APD) is observed every year on 18th of June to recognise the importance of pride for autistics and understands it not as a disease but as a difference. Autism or Autism Spectrum Disability is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, restrictive and repetitive pattern of ..
Topics: Abnormal psychology • Asperger syndrome • Aspies For Freedom • Autism • Autism rights movement • Autistic Pride Day • Causes of autism • Health • Learning disabilities • Psychiatric diagnosis • Psychiatry • RTT
Professor Vikram Patel has been awarded with 2019 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for his world-leading research in global mental health, generating knowledge on the burden and determinants of mental health problems in low-and-middle-income countries. The Gairdner Foundation has awarded this to Boston-based Vikram Patel for his research career raising the global profile ..
Topics: Canada Gairdner Global Health Award • Gairdner Foundation • Gairdner Foundation Wightman Award • Global health • Global mental health • Health • Mental disorder • Mental health • Psychiatry • Vikram • Vikram Patel
Autism awareness walk was organised yesterday in Janakpuri area to create awareness about autism, which is a neurodevelopment disorder that includes impairments in social interaction and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviours. The walk was organised by UDAI Working Together Works, a school for differently-abled children, where 300 students of Shankara School Noida, Amarjyoti, ..
Prof. Vikram Patel, a psychiatrist and professor of global health at Harvard Medical School, has won the prestigious 2019 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award. Mr. Patel has led research generating knowledge on the burden and determinants of mental health problems in low and middle-income countries and pioneered approaches which utilise community resources for ..