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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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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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Diagnosis

9 Ways Schizophrenia Changes Your Life

From getting the right support to changing your sleep habits, schizophrenia alters your life. Here are just a few ways.

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Managing Flares

More Than Just an Itch: How Skin Conditions Impact Your Mental Health

Chronic itch is more than skin deep, research says it can set your mental health back, too (not cool!). Here are some techniques to calm your skin and your mind.

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Symptoms

What Is DMDD?

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder is often misdiagnosed as bipolar, ADHD, or another mood disorder. Find out what to look for and what to do if your child has DMDD.

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Insomnia

Sleepless Nights Can Up Your Anxiety Levels

If your anxiety levels are through the roof, you may want to check your sleep quality.

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Self Care

Hey, Parents of Kids With ADHD: Your Break Awaits!

'Me time' is actually possible, even when you're managing a full schedule of appointments, therapies, and the occasional meltdown. Here's how.

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Diagnosis

Tools for Diagnosing Schizophrenia

It can be difficult to diagnose schizophrenia. Eileen Bailey discusses the different steps involved in the diagnostic process to ensure an accurate diagnosis.

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Medication

Strategies for Managing Schizophrenia Medication Side Effects

Medication typically used to treat schizophrenia often have side effects. Here are some strategies to manage the side effects so they don’t interfere with your daily life.

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Diagnosis

Early Warning Signs of Schizophrenia

The earlier schizophrenia is treated the better the outcome. Here are some warning signs to look out for.

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Type 2 Diabetes and Your Emotional Health

Life with diabetes is more than just managing your condition — it often requires a complete lifestyle overhaul.

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Risk Factors

Maternal Diabetes Raises Autism Risk

Mothers with diabetes have an increased risk of having a child with autism. Find out how you can reduce the risk by aggressively managing your blood sugar.

Meet the Experts

Therese Borchard
Contributing Editor

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
Patient Expert

Mike Veny is one of 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.