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  • Small RNAs link immune system and brain cells

    Recent studies have found a high genetic similarity of the psychiatric diseases schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, whose disease-specific changes in brain cells show an overlap of more than 70 percent. These changes affect gene expression, i.e., transcription of genes for the purpose of translation more

  • How intestinal bacteria can cause depression

    A research group from Graz is investigating the complex interaction between the intestine and the brain. In a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, the team has gained new insights into how intestinal bacteria, the immune system and obesity can lead to mental illnesses. It has been known more

  • Harmless computer gaming or already a health risk?

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has just recognised gaming disorder as a new type of mental illness associated with extreme cases of uncontrolled gaming behaviour. The official inclusion of 'gaming disorder' and its definition in the WHO disease catalogue offers new possibilities to study the he more

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Mental disorder Mental disorder or mental illness are terms used to refer a psychological or physiological pattern that occurs in an individual and is usually associated with distress or disability that is not expected as part of normal developm ... more


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