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Bipolar Disorder: Does the Big Screen Get It Right?

We've come a long way since "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," but how accurate are movies when it comes to portraying bipolar disorder? Claire Gillespie weighs in.

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Suicide: What We Can Do Together to Save Lives

Suicide is a social problem that requires a community response. A woman whose life was saved by the intervention of others urges society to action.

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The Truth About Living with Mental Illness

HealthCentral reveals the truth about living with five common conditions: anxiety, depression, bipolar, OCD, and schizophrenia.

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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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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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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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10 Top Myths About Schizophrenia

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

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10 Top Myths About Anxiety

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

5 Top Mental Health Myths

5 Top Mental Health Myths

Get the truth about what it's like to live with mental illness.

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Is It Bipolar or a Different Diagnosis?

The incorrect diagnosis of bipolar or calling someone bipolar when there is a different set of symptoms disrupts lives, says Julie A. Fast. Learn what bipolar disorder is and isn't.