Jerry Kennard, Ph.D.

Medical Reviewer

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Jerry’s work background is in mental health and, most recently, higher education. He is the author of various self-help books and is co-founder of

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Let's Talk About Bipolar Disorder Medication

Learning that you have bipolar might feel frightening, but a diagnosis means you can now find some relief for your symptoms. The fact you're on this page means you're on your way to living better.

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Let's Talk About Depression Treatment

There are many approaches to treating depression. Understanding the options and figuring out which ones work best for you can help get your momentum going.

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Let's Talk About Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Getting a diagnosis of bipolar disorder can be scary. But as frightening as it may feel, now that you’ve pinpointed the problem, you can do all the right things to treat it. Bipolar is not curable, but it is manageable.

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Let's Talk About the Causes of Depression

Depression is vexing, in no short part because doctors are themselves confused about the exact causes. But science hasn't let us down completely! Learn what's been proven to be a factor and what might be—understanding the triggers will help you get the best treatment.

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Let's Talk About the Types of Bipolar Disorder

This mental health condition isn't one catch-all. Find out about the four types of bipolar so you can get the right diagnosis and any treatment you need—and get back to living your life.

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Let's Talk About Bipolar Mania

The manic side of bipolar disorder can feel euphoric—but can lead to some really bad decisions. The first step in dealing with a manic episode is learning to identify what's going on.

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Let's Talk About Bipolar Disorder

We've got the doctor-approved scoop on bipolar causes, symptoms, treatments, and a jillion other facts and tips that can make life with this mental-health condition easier.

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Social Life

Christmas-Related Phobias

Fears of kissing under the mistletoe, turkeys, relatives or sparking lights exist! Here are some unknown, but very real, Christmas phobias.

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Let's Talk About Bipolar Disorder Signs and Symptoms

We've got the doctor-vetted details on how to tell if you, or a loved one, is experiencing the mania or depression classic to bipolar.

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Does My Kid Have ADHD? 9 Signs to Look For

It's not always easy to tell the difference between typical kid energy and behaviors that point to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Knowing these symptoms can help.