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IBD: Dealing With Depression

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

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Race and Depression: How I Became the Strong, Black Man I Am Today

Get inspired by this story about a brave man who persevered through the double discriminations and stigma of race and mental illness to become even stronger.

By Mike Veny

9 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Affecting the Medical Field

Robotic science has always been a basis for Hollywood entertainment, Sci-Fi novels and childhood fantasies. Artificial intelligence isn’t a new concept, and while the technology hasn’t advanced to Spielbergian expectations, AI is being used to transf...

By Amanda Page

Friends Can Stop Insomnia From Turning Into Depression

Studies show that insomnia can double the risk of developing depression, but a good social support system can decrease that risk.

By Martin Reed

Why We Need Early Detection of Psychosis

People with psychosis who don’t receive proper treatment are likely to end up homeless or in jail.

By Mike Veny

Depression and Chronic Illness: A Real Discussion

A HealthCentral contributor’s experience with depression due to living with multiple sclerosis. How she deals, and how you can, too.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Will My Depression Go Away?

During treatment, people respond differently to different interventions because depression has various triggers.

By Mike Veny

Depression: When Family Lets You Down

How a family is organized can help explain why depression affects some people disproportionately.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Anger is Like an Addiction

Getting mad can make you feel powerful (briefly). But it’s destructive.

By Mike Veny

A Pet's Love is "Furever": Handling Grief When a Pet is Sick or Dies

As a pet owner you really can experience a surprising level of pain in the absence of your pet’s presence after building a lifelong routine.

By Stephanie Stephens