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Depressed After Sex? You’re Not Alone

Does sex leave you feeling sad, anxious, or irritable? You may be experiencing postcoital dysphoria.

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'Virtual Dementia Tour' Gives Caregivers Empathy

The only way to truly train to be a caregiver is to be put in their shoes — or, in some cases, their wheel chair. But unfortunately (or, fortunately), you can’t, so a virtual reality is the next best (or worst) thing. It’s the most humbling experience a caregiver can have.

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What It's Really Like Being on The Other Side of Caregiving

As caregivers, we may get frustrated and complacent in our care, but it may snap you back to reality after taking a virtual reality tour where you’re made to feel like the one on the other side — the one with dementia.

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Recruit Your Kids For Your Health Team

Your kids can be a vital part of keeping your energy up and pain levels down when you have a chronic illness. Here's how to enlist their help around the house.

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10 Things to Do as a Caregiver When You Feel Like You're Not Keeping Up

Before you beat yourself up because your mom or dad have shaggy hair or haven't been to the dentist in way too long – take a look in the mirror. You may be overdue on some things for yourself, too.

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8 Tips for Choosing a Nursing Home for Your Family Member

Choosing a nursing home for your loved one can be a daunting decision. It’s one thing to review the brochure, look at their website, and even visit the facility. But in order to get a real feel, these are the things you should be looking out for.

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Are Certain Personality Types Prone to Depression?

Explore three personality traits possibly more at risk for developing depression: the isolated introvert, the overachieving perfectionist, and the daydreaming creative type.

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Is Your Partner Depressed or Just Not That Into You?

Apathy is a symptom of depression. It also indicates a problem within a relationship. Learn how to distinguish symptoms of depression from relationships problems.

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How and When to Leave an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Emotional and verbal abuse can have lasting effects that are just as serious as physical abuse. Learn how to recognize signs of emotional abuse and glean tips on how to leave an abusive relationship.

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Dissociation: Something to Watch Out for in Bipolar

Dissociation affects all of us to some degree - a feeling of not being there, of not being anchored. As a psychiatric disorder, it overlaps with PTSD, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar.