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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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Myths

10 Top Myths About Depression

Number one: It's not just about being sad. Get the facts on one of the most common mental disorders in the world.

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Myths

10 OCD Myths and Facts

Given how often people talk about how "OCD" they are, you'd think everyone has this mental disorder. (Spoiler: They don't.) Get the truth about what living with this condition is really like.

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Myths

10 Top Myths About Bipolar Disorder

There's a lot that's not understood about bipolar. Get the facts from someone who knows what it's really like to live with this form of mental illness.

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Myths

10 Top Myths About Schizophrenia

A woman who’s living with schizophrenia clears up the biggest misconceptions about the disease.

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Living With

10 Top Myths About Anxiety

Get the straight-up truth about what it’s like to live with an anxiety disorder.

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Risk Factors

When Does 'Clean Eating' Become a Disorder?

It is possible to overdo healthy eating. A new study pinpoints risk factors for the eating disorder orthorexia.

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Treatment

Eat Your Way to Less Anxiety

Regulating your gut bacteria with food and supplements like probiotics may help you feel less anxious, according to a new study.

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Work

Sweet Validation: Burnout Is Now a Bonafide Diagnosis

Whether you’re a freelancer or work a 9-to-5, workplace stress is real. And now your doctor can even diagnose it.

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Living With

Psoriasis: The Mind-Skin Connection

Dermatologists and psychiatrists agree: Psoriasis can significantly mess with your mind. Here, people who have the skin condition share how they've learned to thrive emotionally.

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Alternative Treatment

Staying Fit During Chemo: A New Reason to Get Active With Cancer

Dealing with cancer can cause your mood to plummet. And when your body is already pumped with cancer drugs, you may want an alternative to popping a pill to get through the anxiety and depression—especially if you’re older.

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.