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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.

By Julie A. Fast

Depression: Why Taking Medication Isn’t a Cop Out

Rachel Star Withers presents a convincing case on why taking antidepressants is not a sign a weakness, but rather strength.

By Rachel Star Withers

Chronic Hives and Diet: What the Research Says

Can certain foods trigger a chronic hive flare-up? Can a low-histamine diet relieve symptoms? Studies render different results. Here's a succinct summary of the research.

By Rachel Zohn

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.

By Claire Gillespie

10 Myths About Living With Restless Legs Syndrome

People think they know, but they have no idea. RLS doesn’t occur while you sleep, and it doesn’t cause your limbs to move involuntarily. Let’s set the record straight.

By Martin Reed

12 Celiac and Gluten Myths Debunked

Think you know all there is to know about gluten and celiac disease? The director of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center helps bust some common misconceptions here.

By Erica Sanderson

9 Myths About Constipation You Should Know

Most people will deal with constipation at some point, regardless of whether they have a known digestive health condition. Get the facts about this common symptom.

By Mandy Morgan

Letter to Neurologists from an MS patient

Jackie Zimmerman articulates what MS patients need from their neurologists at the time of diagnosis and throughout their treatment, and shares lessons learned.

By Jackie Zimmerman

12 Things High School Students with ADD/ADHD Want Their Teachers to Know

Attention, teachers! What does your high-school student wish you knew about ADHD? Find out by reading this list compiled by teens with ADHD.

By Eileen Bailey

13 Quotes to Help You Find Humor In Your Depression

Depression isn't all serious business. Here are some quotes to add a little levity to your struggle.

By Merely Me