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.

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ADHD and Stuttering

A question we sometimes receive on ADHD Central is about whether or not stuttering is somehow associated with having ADHD. Some of you have asked about stuttering with relation to certain ADHD medications and some of you have asked if adults with ADH...

8 Ways to Cope with Anxiety and Chronic illness

If you are a person who suffers from anxiety and also a chronic medical illness it may seem as though you have been given a double whammy. Here on Health Central we have many sites which help to support the patient who has a chronic illness including...

Anxious about Taking Anti-Anxiety Medication? Weighing the Pros and Cons

Maybe you have been suffering from anxiety related problems for awhile. You have tried meditation, yoga, deep breathing techniques, exercise,and even supplements to help ease your anxiety. Therapy has helped some but despite all your efforts your anx...

Anxiety Over Not Being Perfect: Why Some of Us Crave Perfection

"You are not perfect. Get over it" is the message I tell myself when I am stressed out over not being superwoman. Yet as much as I tell myself this truth I still fail to embrace the concept fully. It is this trait, the desire for perfectio...

Anxious Personalities: Which Type are You?

Although everyone feels anxious to some extent, there are some personalities which seem more prone to feeling stress and anxiety. I am going to list some of the traits and mindsets of some of the different types of anxious personalities.

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.