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3 Signs of Depression in Men

on November 13, 2019

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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Genetic Testing Guides a Veteran's Depression Recovery

on November 08, 2019

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

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Why Sleep Is Important for Your Mental Health

on October 24, 2019

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

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How Genetic Testing Is Improving Treatment for Depression

on September 17, 2019

For those struggling with major depressive disorder (MDD), antidepressants can often be a solid first-line treatment. They help to increase the availability of certain chemicals in the brain, such as serotonin, that control mood and stress.

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Major Depressive Disorder and Treatment Resistance

on August 04, 2019

Asking for help with major depression can be difficult. Following doctor’s orders over weeks or months and then discovering you have a treatment-resistant disorder is even harder.

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The Surprising Connection Between Your Mood and Hormones

on July 17, 2019

On the whole, hormones are good guys. These chemical messengers regulate everything from growth to body temperature to thirst; sex hormones guide us through key life events that make us who we are. For women, that includes puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.

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Mental Health Medication: What You Need to Know About Side Effects

on July 11, 2019

When it comes to taking medicines as directed, Americans have a shaky track record.

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The Conversation You Need to Have with Yourself When You’re More Than Just a Little Sad

on July 09, 2019

Whether you’re in the middle of a bad breakup or grieving the loss of a loved one, it’s completely normal to feel an occasional bout of sadness. It’s an unavoidable part of life. But what happens if your down-in-the-dumps mood is starting to snowball into something more serious?

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Examining the DNA of Emotional Health

on July 04, 2019

Psychiatrist and author, Dr. Bruce A Kehr flexes his Shakespearean muscles and asks, “What’s in a name?” In psychology, that means when we finally name our issue, we can use our awareness to resolve the problem.

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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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