Merely Me

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Merely Me was a longtime HealthCentral community membrer who shared valuable insights from her experience living with multiple chronic health conditions.

Conditions Covered:Mental Health, Skin Health, Sexual Health

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Are Certain Personality Types Prone to Depression?

Explore three personality traits possibly more at risk for developing depression: the isolated introvert, the overachieving perfectionist, and the daydreaming creative type.

Is Your Partner Depressed or Just Not That Into You?

Apathy is a symptom of depression. It also indicates a problem within a relationship. Learn how to distinguish symptoms of depression from relationships problems.

Is Anxiety Keeping You Up at Night? How to Get Sleep

Poor sleep causes anxiety, and anxiety causes poor sleep. Here are some practical strategies to interrupt the cycle and get good rest.

How to Stop Ruminating

Ruminations or obsessions are a common symptom of depression and anxiety. Find out what causes ruminations and some strategies to reduce them.

How and When to Leave an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Emotional and verbal abuse can have lasting effects that are just as serious as physical abuse. Learn how to recognize signs of emotional abuse and glean tips on how to leave an abusive relationship.

Do You Have Morning Depression?

Morning depression is quite common, as is "diurnal mood variations," our fluctuations in mood throughout the day. Learn about the causes of morning depression and tips on how to improve your mood upon waking.

Is My Loved One Depressed or Manipulative?

Manipulation or depression? They can be difficult to distinguish. While one is a biological disorder, the other is a ploy to get what someone wants. Learn how to tell them apart and how to confront manipulative behavior.

Hypersensitivity and Depression: How Not to Take Things Personally

Many people with depression suffer from hypersensitivity. Here are 8 practical tips for not taking things so personally and how to free yourself from hypersensitivity.

Is Your Anxiety Turning You Into a Control Freak?

One way of coping with anxiety is to try to control everything around you. Learn tips on how to manage your anxiety and recognize your need for control.

How to Obtain Mental Health Services With Little Money and Insurance

Here’s a list of resources for gaining access to mental health services if money and insurance are limited.