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Latest by Jerry Kennard, Ph.D.

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Medication

Antidepressants and Sex: What You Should Know

Are your antidepressants affecting your libido? Here’s what you can do about it.

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Relationships

How Anxious Thinking Can Affect Your Sex Life

When apprehension tips over to anxiety, that’s when intimacy problems really start.

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Living With

Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis

A lung cancer diagnosis can be one of the hardest things you’ll ever deal with. Here’s how to take control.

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Living With

How to Help Someone with Breast Cancer

Many of us know a woman with breast cancer, but do you know the best things you can do or say to help her through it? Here are 10 ways you can help.

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Advanced Stages

Metastatic Breast Cancer Goodbyes

Someone you love has metastatic breast cancer, and it's time to say goodbye. Follow this advice for working through your emotions and being there at the end.

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Diagnosis

Have Breast Cancer? Loved Ones Can Help

This study finds that friends and family can have a positive impact on your breast cancer treatment decisions and help you work through your emotions.

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Symptoms

Why We Need to Talk About PMDD

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is considered a mental disorder — but should it be?

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Support Systems

IBD: Dealing With Depression

Depression is treatable. Since those with IBD are at higher risk of depression, keeping watch for signs is important.

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Risk Factors

Anxiety and High Blood Pressure

When you are feeling overly anxious, your heart rate might quicken, you may have sweaty palms, experience shaking or chest pain. Your blood pressure may go up. But once the situation resolves itself and the anxiety provoking moment is over, your body ...

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Risk Factors

Why Adults with ADHD Are Smokers

You know the dangers. You know smoking cigarettes greatly increases your risk of lung cancer, heart disease and other health problems. But you can’t seem to quit. If you have ADHD your chances of smoking are increased. Numerous studies have shown tha...