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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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Let's Talk About Depression Treatment

There are many approaches to treating depression. Understanding the options and figuring out which ones work best for you can help get your momentum going.

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Managing Flares

Can You Meditate Itchy Skin Away?

Take a deep breath and count to 10. Your skin will thank you.

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Meditation

Mindfulness and Anxiety: What Research Tells Us

There is a growing interest in mindfulness, but what is it, exactly? And does it help with anxiety? We clarify the research on this popular practice.

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Symptoms

How Skin and Mood Are Linked

Did you know skin health is connected to our mood? Learn about the fascinating link between your skin, the nervous system, and mood disorders.

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Medication

Let's Talk About Depression Medication

Antidepressants and other depression-fighting meds are thought to help restore the balance of chemicals called neurotransmitters in the brain. Understanding your options and figuring out which drugs work best for you can be a game-changer for easing depression.

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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.

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Brain

Workout Motivation: You’ll Boost Your IQ, Too

Exercise is good for your body—it’s a no-brainer, right? And speaking of brains, yours reaps the benefits of that workout too, new research confirms.

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Treatment

Coming Off My SSRI Was a Living Nightmare

But I lived to tell about it. Here’s what it was like—and what you should know before you try tapering your anxiety or depression meds, too.

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Let's Talk About Bipolar Mania

The manic side of bipolar disorder can feel euphoric—but can lead to some really bad decisions. The first step in dealing with a manic episode is learning to identify what's going on.

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Let's Talk About the Types of Depression

People often talk about depression like it's a single diagnosis, but did you know there are all kinds of types? Learning what makes them different can help you get the best diagnosis and treatment, so you can feel better faster.

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.