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Conquer the Bully in Your Brain

on June 25, 2019

Chances are, you’re scolded, insulted, and criticized dozens of times a day—by your own thoughts.

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5 Things You Don’t Know About Bipolar Disorder

on June 11, 2019

The average person’s knowledge of bipolar disorder often comes from movies, where patients are typically depicted in one of three ways:

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How to Spot Mental Health Issues in Children: A Guide for Parents

on June 03, 2019

No parent wants to witness their child suffering—for any reason. But mental illness can be exponentially more difficult to watch, because you can’t see or comprehend the source, as you could with a fever, for instance.

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Discovering a New Normal After One Genetic Test

on November 16, 2018

As a stock market analyst, I spend my days researching companies across many different industries. It’s fascinating work, particularly when I’m learning about new technologies and groundbreaking scientific developments and their potential to move modern medicine forward. Though I had read countless articles about new gene therapies to combat cancer and other diseases, I had no idea until recently that genetic testing could help me with treatment for my mental illness.

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The 8 Most Common Mental Health Issues Affecting Young Women

on March 02, 2018

From starting a first job to family planning, young women in their 20s and 30s often face a number of exciting, and sometimes overwhelming, changes. It also may be a time during which certain mental illnesses, like anxiety and depression, manifest.

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Bipolar Disorder: 14 Signs To Look For

on February 02, 2018

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by extreme mood swings that affects 2.6%, or 5 million, people in the U.S.

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Light Therapy and Bipolar Depression: What You Need to Know

on December 22, 2017

Ever heard of the winter blues? There’s a reason some people start feeling sad during the colder months: seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Light therapy, or a “happy box,” is often used to help combat symptoms of SAD. The light box is like a screen and is the size of an average desktop computer.

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Helping to Prevent Suicide, Recognizing Suicide Prevention Week

on September 15, 2017

This week is Suicide Prevention Week. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 1 million people die each year from suicide. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at least 90% of all people who die by suicide suffered from one or more mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or depression.

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Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy Discuss the Weight of Mental Illness

on March 17, 2017

What do Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy have in common? They both have been personally affected by mental illness, and they’ve been advocating for better mental health awareness and treatment.

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Exploring Types of Bipolar Disorder

on February 28, 2017

While bipolar disorder is less well-known than other mental illnesses such as anxiety or depression, it affects a significant number of people across the country and the world. About 5.7 million American adults, or 2.6% of the population, suffer from the disorder in any given year.

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