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It's Ok to Cry: How to Adjust to SPMS

Learning you have secondary progressive multiple sclerosis can take a serious emotional toll. We asked a psychologist to share his best advice for how to get through.

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How to Help Your Child With ADHD Rock the School Year

Real talk about how to work with your child’s school to set realistic expectations and offer maximum support for the school year. You got this!

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Minding Your Skin

The connection between psoriasis and depression is clear. Finding the right treatment can help you heal inside and out.

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Psoriasis: The Mind-Skin Connection

Dermatologists and psychiatrists agree: Psoriasis can significantly mess with your mind. Here, people who have the skin condition share how they've learned to thrive emotionally.

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Mental Health and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Coping with a chronic illness, like RA, can take an emotional toll. You don’t have to go it alone. Here’s how a mental health professional can help.

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IBD: Dealing With Depression

Depression is treatable. Since those with IBD are at higher risk of depression, keeping watch for signs is important.

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Race and Depression: How I Became the Strong, Black Man I Am Today

Get inspired by this story about a brave man who persevered through the double discriminations and stigma of race and mental illness to become even stronger.

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Depression and Chronic Illness: A Real Discussion

A HealthCentral contributor’s experience with depression due to living with multiple sclerosis. How she deals, and how you can, too.

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Emotional Eating During the Holidays

During periods of stress, you might eat foods associated with happier times in your life.

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Anger is Like an Addiction

Getting mad can make you feel powerful (briefly). But it’s destructive.