Mental Health

A comprehensive overview of addiction, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia, including symptoms and diagnosis, finding the right care, and inspiring testimonials from patient experts living with the conditions.

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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.

By Therese Borchard
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Diet Tips to Help Manage Bipolar Disorder

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Right for You?

By Anne Windermere

The Latest

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The Facts About Using CBD for Anxiety & Depression

There's a lot of buzz about the calming powers of CBD. We went to the experts and dug into the research. Here are the facts.

By Jennifer Tzeses

Is CBD The Secret to Dealing With 2020 Stress?

With everything happening this year, a record number of people are turning to this buzzy alternative treatment. Is it worth a try?

By Sarah Ellis
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Let's Talk About CBD

We've got the 411 on whether CBD is really as magical as people make it out to be—and if it's actually even legal.

By Jennifer Tzeses
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How to Deal With Election Stress

We're in the home stretch, people! Here's some advice for getting through the next few days (or more).

By Sarah Ellis
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Risk Factors

Regular Cannabis Users May Need Twice the Amount of Sedation During Surgery

While many people sing the praises of marijuana and its benefits, the drug isn’t without its risks. And the latest may affect your sedation levels in the operating room.

By Lara DeSanto
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Hangxiety: The Truth About Anxiety and Alcohol

Curious why you wake up all panicky after a night of drinking? Our columnist breaks down exactly what’s happening.

By Eddie McNamara
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Could Quarantine Make the Winter Blues Worse?

It's getting darker and colder, plus we're all cooped up inside. Here's what that means for mental health.

By Sarah Ellis
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Let's Talk About the Causes of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar is concerning, not just for the ways it can affect your personality, but also because the "why me?" isn't completely clear. Still, research shows a number of factors that may lead to the mental health condition—and understanding them can help you better deal with a bipolar diagnosis.

By Leslie Pepper
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9 Things to Know about PsA and Your Mental Health

There's vicious circle between psoriatic arthritis and anxiety, depression, and stress. We help you cope.

By Gina Shaw

What We Can Learn About Trauma, from Experts & Survivors

We’re living through a period of collective grief and pain, and it will resonate in people’s lives for years. Here, trauma survivors share what they’ve learned along the way.

By Sarah Ellis

Meet the Experts

Therese Borchard
Health Writer & Patient Advocate

Therese Borchard is Contributing Editor at Health Central, where she covers Mental Health & Wellness among other topics. She has written for a variety of websites, is the author of several books, and is a passionate mental health advocate.

Mike Veny
Mike Veny
Patient Advocate

Mike Veny is one of the world’s leading mental health speakers and a high-energy corporate drumming event facilitator.

Eileen Bailey
Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.