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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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Should You Use Ketamine to Treat PTSD?

Our "Panic in the Streets" columnist speaks to a doctor who’s been treating patients for years. Here’s what he found out.

By Eddie McNamara
People attend a candlelight vigil at a makeshift memorial honoring victims of a mass shooting on August 7, 2019 in El Paso, Texas.

An Open Letter to All the Survivors

You were there. You heard the gunshots. You saw what happened. This is for you.

By Eddie McNamara
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5 Ways to Deal With a Public Panic Attack

HealthCentral columnist Eddie McNamara shares his best advice for getting through it so you can cope, too.

By Eddie McNamara
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Simple Self-Help for Depression

These three steps can help pull you forward when all you want to do is stay where you are.

By Eddie McNamara
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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.

By Eddie McNamara