Mental Health



Hope for Achieving Happiness After Depression

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.

Is It Depression or a Thyroid Problem?

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.

Are You a Hypochondriac?

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

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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.

The Emotional Toll of an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Informing patients that they have Alzheimer’s disease presents special challenges for the doctor, the patient, and the family.

6 Triggers of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The condition doesn’t just affect war veterans—it can be triggered by critical illness, too, and can slow recovery.

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Is It Grief or Depression?

Although grief and depression may both entail feeling sad, they are different. Grief is generally temporary; depression is more persistent.

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Depression in Older Adults Often Undiagnosed

An estimated 6.5 million of the nation’s 35 million people age 65 and older suffer from major depression.

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Risk Factors for Developing Schizophrenia

The exact cause of schizophrenia is unknown however, scientists believe that both genetic and environmental factors play a role. Here are nine risk factors.

Studies Find Damage to Brains of Veterans with Gulf War Illness

Studies Find Damage to Brains of Veterans with Gulf War Illness

Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm of the Gulf War exposed soldiers to nerve agents, pesticides, herbicides and other toxic chemicals. Here’s what’s happened decades later.