Latest Institute of Psychiatry Stories

2009-05-18 06:55:00

New research suggests that stimulating the brain by working longer into senior years could possibly prevent Alzheimer's disease, BBC News reported.  In a study comprised of 1,320 dementia patients, 382 of which were men, findings revealed that the men that continued to work late in life were able to maintain keenness of the brain enough to ward off dementia.  The Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London conducted the study and published its findings in the International...

2009-03-24 06:00:00

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., the leading systems biology tools company, announced today that the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London (BRC-MH), has joined the MetaMiner CNS Partnership Program. Professor Simon Lovestone, Centre Director, and Dr. Gerome Breen are leading the BRC-MH team for this project. The goal of the program is to develop a proprietary Central Nervous...

2008-12-06 12:55:00

New research from the UK suggests that men of higher intelligence tend to produce better quality sperm.The Institute of Psychiatry headed up a study where they analyzed data from former US soldiers who served during the Vietnam war era and found that those who performed better on intelligence tests tended to have more - and more mobile - sperm.The results appear to support the idea that genes underlying intelligence may have other biological effects too, suggesting that if tiny mutations...

2008-12-04 14:30:00

Forcing psychiatric patients to take their medication is not an effective practice, according to new research in the UK. Reporting in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the team found a lack of research into the effectiveness of coerced medicine, adding that more should be conducted to determine the best practices. Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry and City University in London found 14 studies from seven countries on forcing psychiatric inpatients to take medication.Most of the...

2008-11-11 09:52:37

New study in Psychiatry Research journal correlates medical care, parental attention Babies who receive incubator care after birth are two to three times less likely to suffer depression as adults according to a new study published in the journal Pyschiatry Research. The surprising discovery was made by scientists from the Universit© de Montr©al and Sainte Justine Hospital Research Center in collaboration with researchers from McGill University, the Douglas Hospital Research Centre...

2008-10-14 06:00:36

TheraGenetics Limited, a personalized medicine diagnostics company that is developing and commercializing a portfolio of pharmacogenetic diagnostic tests to guide and improve the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, announced today the appointment of its new Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB will serve as a strategic asset to the company as it continues to rapidly advance the development of pharmacogenetic tests for critical CNS disorders by identifying biomarkers to...

2008-02-04 13:00:00

A few months from now, new genetic tests will be available over the Internet that will allow people to find out, through sending off a saliva sample, if they possess a genetic variability that increases their risk of bipolar depression or schizophrenia.The tests are based on recent discoveries of gene variants that can increase a person's chance of depression or schizophrenia. Each gene variant raises a person's risks by only a small amount, but if tests for several variants are combined it...

2007-10-31 09:00:56

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CNS Response, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CNSO) announced today that Henry T. Harbin, MD has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. A psychiatrist with over 30- years experience in the behavioral health field, Dr. Harbin has served as the CEO of two national behavioral health care companies and has held numerous senior positions in both the public and private mental health sectors. Len Brandt, chairman and CEO of CNS Response,...

2004-12-14 08:50:47

Researchers think it may be critical to acquisition of language in childhood HealthDayNews -- British scientists say they've identified a third area of the brain involved in language, a finding that seems to confirm previous theories. Until now, it was believed that just two brain areas handled language. One area produced language, another area was responsible for comprehension, and a dense bundle of nerve fibers linked the two areas. However, some scientists suspected there was a third...

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