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15 Health-boosting Tips for Women with RA

From the key screenings and questions to ask your doctor to the most impactful health habits, learn how to stay on top of your RA and live your healthiest life.

By Sarah Fielding
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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.

By Meirav Devash
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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.

By Eddie McNamara
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Strategies for Managing Schizophrenia Medication Side Effects

Medication typically used to treat schizophrenia often have side effects. Here are some strategies to manage the side effects so they don’t interfere with your daily life.

By Eileen Bailey
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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.

By Julie A. Fast
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Do You Have Opioid-Use Disorder?

Now that opioid-use disorder is a recognized mental health disorder, find out if you fit these 11 criteria and learn how to get help.

By Stephanie Stephens
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9 Tips to Prevent Mania

Mania can feel euphoric, but the crash afterward is devastating. So how do you prevent it from happening? Here are some ways to protect yourself from mania.

By Therese Borchard
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The Emotional Toll of Heart Disease

Mental health issues following heart disease events are, sadly often not the focus of follow up care. But, in fact, these issues are common and treatable.

By James Vitarius, MD
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4 Things People Don't Tell You About Anxiety Medication

These four things, including how long it takes for medication to work, aren’t always discussed with doctors, but they should be.

By Eileen Bailey
Mood Changes and Menopause: How to Cope

Mood Changes and Menopause: How to Cope

In addition to night sweats and hot flashes, menopause can be accompanied by mood swings as well as bouts of depression. Here’s how to cope.

By Jackie Krentzman