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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.

By HealthAfter50

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.

By Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.

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.

By HealthAfter50

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.

By HealthAfter50

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.

By Eileen Bailey

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.

By Karen Lee Richards

10 Facts About Childhood Schizophrenia

Early diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia lead to better outcomes. Eileen Bailey highlights what you should know about childhood schizophrenia.

By Eileen Bailey

9 Things You Should Know About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is often misunderstood. Health writer Eileen Bailey dispels the myths associated with it and offers key insights into the disorder.

By Eileen Bailey

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: How to Recognize Narcissism and Protect Your Mental Health

The label of narcissist comes from a Greek myth about the hunter named Narcissus who was so proud of his own physical attractiveness that he showed great disdain for anyone who loved him.

By Merely Me