Family Denies Manic-Depressive Disease Is Real

A woman speaks out about her family member’s battle to advocate for bipolar disorder, and the family that won’t believe him.

By Cindy Uken

ADNP Syndrome: From Powerless to Empowered

A family learns their son has a rare neurodevelopmental disorder ― and they fight back.

By Vera Gibbons

Strengthen Your Migraine Brain

Some Migraine-related cognitive problems cannot be corrected with a prescription. Instead, certain skills and mental exercises must be learned and practiced regularly.

By Tammy Rome

How to Lift Late-Life Depression

Many older adults mistakenly believe their sadness is a normal part of aging. But untreated late-life depression can intensify. Here’s how to find help.

By Stephanie Watson

Hoarding Disorder: Cutting Through the Clutter

Hoarding disorder—living amid excessive clutter and being resistant to throwing things away—is not uncommon in older adults. Here’s what to know.

By HealthAfter50

Generalized Anxiety Disorder vs. Normal Worry

Everyone worries, to some degree, about things at work or home. And with news of violent incidents and uncertainty about the economy, who doesn’t consider worst-case scenarios? Almost everyone seems to experience worrisome thoughts. So how do you kno...

By HealthAfter50

Hope for Achieving Happiness After Depression

Approximately two of every five people who are depressed later go on to become happy or satisfied with their lives most of the time, according to new research.

By Jeff Bauer

Is It Depression or a Thyroid Problem?

Research shows that even minor fluctuations in thyroid gland activity increase the risk for depression and depressive symptoms, especially in older adults.

By Jeff Bauer

Are You a Hypochondriac?

Worrying excessively about your health when there’s nothing wrong may actually make you sick.

By HealthAfter50

6 Signs That You Might Be Addicted to Opioids

Opioid addiction is a compulsive behavior that can develop even when you're using pain pills for a medical reason. These are the signs you might be addicted.

By HealthAfter50