Mental Health


Thiruvananthapuram : The death of the Tribal youth, Madhu,who was killed by a mob accusing him of theft in Sttappadi, Palakkad, Kerala, could not be linked to poverty or starvation. The Kerala government has told the High court. Terming it an isolated incident that brought forth the society’s apathy and intolerance The government submitted that no religious or political colouration could be ascribed to the incident. Madhu was forced to

Ketamine and botox can help tackle depression: study

Party drug ketamine and Botox – used cosmetically to treat wrinkles – may help alleviate the symptoms of depression, scientists claim. Researchers from University of California, San Diego in the US looked at a database containing over eight million patient records for depression symptoms in patients taking ketamine for pain.The team focused on patients in the database who received ketamine, narrowing their study population down to about 41,000.They applied a

Natural cannabinoid found to play key role in anxiety

Written by Ana Sandoiu Stress-related mood and anxiety disorders affect millions of people in the United States. A new study examines the neurobiology behind these illnesses and finds that controlling a molecule that activates cannabinoid receptors can reduce the symptoms of anxiety. Endocannabinoids help the brain to adapt to stress, and new research shows that the 2-arachidonoylglycerol endocannabinoid plays a key role in anxiety. A new study – published in