People who refer to themselves by name during inner monologues are calmer, less stressed and more confident than those who use “I” or “me” according to a research done by Michigan State University.
Vitamin D deficiency is linked with many health disorders, including depression. In a survey of almost 8,000 US residents, it was found that those with lower vitamin D levels “are at a significantly higher risk of showing depression”.
PhD students display twice as many symptoms of psychiatric disorders such as depression than other people.
A woman was successfully diagnosed in 1984 of brain tumor, after she began hearing unknown voices in her head that told her she needed to have a brain scan.
In 1997 a woman was diagnosed with a brain tumour after she hallucinated voices telling her that she had one. The voices said “goodbye” after surgery to remove the tumour.
Migrating to another country increases the amount of dopamine in the brain, putting immigrants at higher risk for developing schizophrenia.
Schizophrenic voices are shaped by local culture. Patients in America hear voices asking them to do violent things whereas in Africa and India the voices they hear are usually of dead relatives or nice voices offering comfort.
PhD students are 2.5 times more likely to develop psychiatric disorders than highly educated general population.
The town of Geel, Belgium practices de-institutionalized mental health care. Doctors place patients with host families to live. The tradition of caring for the mentally ill dates back hundreds of years.
Studies show vegans have significantly higher rates of mental health issues.