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Latest by Jerry Kennard, Ph.D.

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Diagnosis

Early Warning Signs of Schizophrenia

The earlier schizophrenia is treated the better the outcome. Here are some warning signs to look out for.

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Lifestyle

Greater Life Satisfaction Is Tied to This Major Belief

If you believe in the idea of “oneness,” you’re likely to be happier, according to this new study published by the American Psychological Association. But what does that mean, exactly?

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Work

Not-So-Happy-Hour: Faking Smiles at Work Could Increase Your Risk of Heavy Drinking

If you work in service, the phrase “service with a smile” is likely familiar. But this practice could be hurting you, according to a new study.

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Living With

9 Tips to Help Sleep With Bipolar

Respect your circadian rhythm is among Julie A. Fast’s tips for improving sleep when you're bipolar. Find out her other practical suggestions to help with sleep.

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Living With

Suicide: What We Can Do Together to Save Lives

Suicide is a social problem that requires a community response. A woman whose life was saved by the intervention of others urges society to action.

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Doctor & Patient

Where to Find Help for ADHD

You or your child has been diagnosed with ADHD. Now what? Eileen Bailey provides a practical guide of where to go for help.

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Treatment

Top Resources for Help with Anxiety

Where to go for help with anxiety? Start with this list of nine top resources, including help for veterans, students, and employees.

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Living With

5 Mental Health Books That Have Shaped My Recovery

Take it from Dr. Seuss, "The more you read, the more things you will know." That's especially true about mental health. Here are five books to start with.

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How-Tos

6 Ways to Become a Mental Health Advocate

Becoming a voice for others can be a powerful healing strategy in recovery from depression or another mood disorder. Here are six ways to do just that.

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Living With

When You Have Bipolar II, Some Days Are Fine

Essayist and spoken-word artist Bassey Ikpi shares what it’s like when the fog of mental illness lifts, even for just a little bit.