Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center say treating children with atypical antipsychotics for aggression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia may trigger insulin resistance – a condition that increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and heart disease later in life.
Children of older fathers are more likely to develop schizophrenia in later life – that’s the conclusion of new research published on bmj.com, the online edition of the British Medical Journal. The findings add weight to the theory that accumulating mutations in the sperm of older fathers contributes to the overall risk of schizophrenia.
Today the Health and Social Services Committee at the National Assembly will consider the Draft Mental Health Bill, published in September for pre-legislative scrutiny.
A ruling by the European Court of Human Rights could mean that tens of thousands of people in Britain informally admitted to hospital are being illegally detained.