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Therese Borchard

Contributing Editor

Therese Borchard is a Contributing Editor at HealthCentral, where she covers mental health among other topics. She has written for a variety of websites, including CNN, The Huffington Post, Everyday Health, and Psych Central, and is the author of Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes and The Pocket Therapist. Founder of the online depression communities Project Hope & Beyond and Group Beyond Blue, Therese advocates on behalf of those who live with depression and other mood disorders. You can find her at thereseborchard.com.

Latest by Therese Borchard

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Profile

7 People Who Have Changed How We View Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar is still widely misunderstood. But these seven pioneers have made an impact and helped the public toward a better understanding.

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Relationships

The Bipolar Marriage: 9 Ways to Make It Through the Tough Times

Bipolar marriages are twice as likely to fail. Mental health writer and advocate Therese Borchard offers practical strategies for surviving the bumps.

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Profile

One Woman’s Creative Way of Managing Her Bipolar Disorder

From felted soaps and jewelry making to walks in the woods with her husband, Heather Tobin manages her bipolar disorder with creativity and color.

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Living With

9 Things I Do Every Day to Beat Depression

From time in the woods to deep breathing to paying it forward, learn how Mental Health Editor Therese Borchard beats depression.

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Living With

10 Lessons of Depression

Depression can be the teacher of invaluable lessons. Here are some from depression patient advocate Therese Borchard.

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Treatment

How to Know if Ketamine Will Help Your Depression—Before You Spend a Cent

Ketamine can be costly. But researchers are working to determine if biomarkers, such as mere blood test, may help to determine if the Rx will reduce your symptoms.

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Relationships

What Do You Do If a Loved One Is Depressed?

What do you say? What don’t you say? Reaching out to a loved one with depression takes thought and deliberation. Here is a helpful guide.

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Profile

How One Journalist and Mother Manages Bipolar Disorder

Journalist Michelle Hiskey opens up about managing her bipolar disorder as a mom, golfer, and writer.

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Treatment

10 Signs It's Time to Get Help for Depression

What’s the difference between passing sadness and clinical depression? Here are 10 red flags or symptoms of major depressive disorder that signal when to get help.

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Symptoms

10 Signs of Bipolar Disorder

We know the stereotypes of bipolar disorder. But are they accurate? Therese Borchard highlights 10 common red flags of bipolar disorder, including realistic examples.