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    March 30, 2020

    Surviving an Anxious World When You Have a Mental Health Condition

    We live in anxious times—we did even before any of us had ever heard of the coronavirus or COVID-19. Anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, are the most common mental illnesses in the U.S.—they often affect 40 million adults aged 18 and older, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The other thing is that anxiety doesn’t happen on its own; it’s a symptom of other conditions like depression or autism.

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    March 17, 2020

    What to Know Before Medicating Your Child for Mental Health

    As a parent of a child whose moods are strong and sometimes swift or unrelenting, you’re faced with a condition that doesn’t have a clear solution. And it is your responsibility to help your child manage these emotions—whether with lifestyle changes, therapy, or something more.

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    December 10, 2019

    Does Your Child Have OCD?

    Children often have some habit, ritual, or worry that parents chalk up to kids being kids. Maybe they line up their toys a certain way. Or they worry about getting sick whenever someone sneezes. Or they can’t fall asleep unless they’re tucked in just so and have recited a specific prayer.

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    December 3, 2019

    Is It OK to Tell My Boss About My Mental Health Issues?

    Ever come down with the flu, or break a bone on a ski trip? Chances are, you can count on your boss and your coworkers to rally around with sympathetic emails, flowers, or a pot of chicken soup.  What’s more: Your boss wants to help you get better quickly—and get back to the office.

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    November 19, 2019

    5 Realities of Schizophrenia You Should Understand

    Ever see “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest?” The movie paints a picture of despair, in which characters suffering from schizophrenia are confined to a grim, violent, and hopeless life in an institution presided over by the sadistic Nurse Ratched.

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    November 13, 2019

    3 Signs of Depression in Men

    Maybe you’re wondering why the nice guy in your life has been acting different lately—like a jerk. Maybe he seems irritated and crabby, or he’s having some uncharacteristic outbursts of anger, or he’s drinking way more than usual.

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    November 8, 2019

    Genetic Testing Guides a Veteran's Depression Recovery

    A soldier carried the weight of his sacrifice—and the scars from childhood trauma.

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    October 30, 2019

    Here Are 6 Reasons You Might Be at Risk for PTSD

    PTSD isn’t just for soldiers. Trauma can be experienced in everyday life, too.

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    October 24, 2019

    Why Sleep Is Important for Your Mental Health

    It sounds like the beginning of a corny joke: Sleep, a circadian rhythm, and a mood disorder enter a brain …

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    October 18, 2019

    5 Ways to Minimize Mental Health Medication Side Effects

    Taking medication for a mental health issue? You’re not alone—more than 80 million Americans have prescriptions for everything from depression and anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Continue Reading...
    March 30, 2020

    Surviving an Anxious World When You Have a Mental Health Condition

    We live in anxious times—we did even before any of us had ever heard of the coronavirus or COVID-19. Anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, are the most common mental illnesses in the U.S.—they often affect 40 million adults aged 18 and older, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The other thing is that anxiety doesn’t happen on its own; it’s a symptom of other conditions like depression or autism.

    Continue Reading...
    March 17, 2020

    What to Know Before Medicating Your Child for Mental Health

    As a parent of a child whose moods are strong and sometimes swift or unrelenting, you’re faced with a condition that doesn’t have a clear solution. And it is your responsibility to help your child manage these emotions—whether with lifestyle changes, therapy, or something more.

    Continue Reading...
    December 10, 2019

    Does Your Child Have OCD?

    Children often have some habit, ritual, or worry that parents chalk up to kids being kids. Maybe they line up their toys a certain way. Or they worry about getting sick whenever someone sneezes. Or they can’t fall asleep unless they’re tucked in just so and have recited a specific prayer.

    Continue Reading...
    December 3, 2019

    Is It OK to Tell My Boss About My Mental Health Issues?

    Ever come down with the flu, or break a bone on a ski trip? Chances are, you can count on your boss and your coworkers to rally around with sympathetic emails, flowers, or a pot of chicken soup.  What’s more: Your boss wants to help you get better quickly—and get back to the office.

    Continue Reading...
    November 19, 2019

    5 Realities of Schizophrenia You Should Understand

    Ever see “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest?” The movie paints a picture of despair, in which characters suffering from schizophrenia are confined to a grim, violent, and hopeless life in an institution presided over by the sadistic Nurse Ratched.

    Continue Reading...
    November 13, 2019

    3 Signs of Depression in Men

    Maybe you’re wondering why the nice guy in your life has been acting different lately—like a jerk. Maybe he seems irritated and crabby, or he’s having some uncharacteristic outbursts of anger, or he’s drinking way more than usual.

    Continue Reading...
    November 8, 2019

    Genetic Testing Guides a Veteran's Depression Recovery

    A soldier carried the weight of his sacrifice—and the scars from childhood trauma.

    Continue Reading...
    October 30, 2019

    Here Are 6 Reasons You Might Be at Risk for PTSD

    PTSD isn’t just for soldiers. Trauma can be experienced in everyday life, too.

    Continue Reading...
    October 24, 2019

    Why Sleep Is Important for Your Mental Health

    It sounds like the beginning of a corny joke: Sleep, a circadian rhythm, and a mood disorder enter a brain …

    Continue Reading...
    October 18, 2019

    5 Ways to Minimize Mental Health Medication Side Effects

    Taking medication for a mental health issue? You’re not alone—more than 80 million Americans have prescriptions for everything from depression and anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Continue Reading...

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