Mental Health and Addiction - Causes

Independent Psychological Assessments: What You Need to Know

Think you may have ADD, depression, or another psychiatric disorder? Learn how this type of assessment differs from other psychological tests—and why it may give you the insight you need.

Can Drinking Wine Make You Happier?

One study has found that moderate consumption of wine may improve your mental health. But don't uncork that bottle of Chardonnay just yet!

6 Ways to Ax Anxiety

Make "keep calm and carry on" your new motto. Take our advice for worrywarts.

Nervous Breakdowns: What You Need to Know

While some people are at higher risk, nervous breakdowns can happen to anyone. Here's what to look for.

Could Motherhood Cause OCD?

Find out why new moms are at increased risk and how to get help.

The Surprising Link Between Sugar and Depression

Learn how changing your diet to eliminate sweet treats can help improve your mental health.

How Drinking Causes Premature Aging

It's not just your internal organs that can be harmed by excess drinking; your skin, hair, and nails can suffer as well.

Breast Cancer and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Nearly one in four women who receive a diagnosis of breast cancer will also develop this second condition. Learn more about the connection.

Adventurous by Nature or Addicted to Stress?

That thrill you get from tough challenges or risky behavior could actually be the result of a clinical addiction.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Myths and Truths

With so many stigmas surrounding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), it's especially important to separate fiction from fact.

Nomophobia: Could You Have It?

It's the fear of being out of cell phone contact, and two out of three adults have this phobia. Are you one of them?

Could Ketamine Treat Depression?

Discovering new treatments for mental health diseases is a complicated endeavor with plenty of dead ends. Sometimes, however, an impractical finding opens the door to new possibilities.

Dysthymia: The Other Depression

Dysthymia is a depressive condition that isn’t quite as severe as full-blown depression, but lasts longer and can affect your life in many of the same ways.

Phobias: Who Has Them and Why?

There are five main categories of intense, unrealistic fears about certain things and situations.

Dealing With Regret and Remorse

New research reveals that how you handle such emotions can make a big difference in your well-being.

Key Depression Risks as You Age

Depression is not a normal part of aging, but it is common. Be aware of these triggers.

Adult ADHD: 3 Treatment Options

Combining education, medication, and psychotherapy shows promise.

When to Seek Help for Anxiety

Some anxiety is healthy. But these signs mean it's time to get support.

Eccentric or Mental Health Issue?

Distinguish the signs of mental illness from other behaviors that may seem odd.

When a Loved One Threatens Suicide

Approach this sensitive situation with these steps.

Recognize the Signs of a Sociopath

Review these red flags to determine if you're dealing with sociopathic behavior.

Is Depression Hereditary?

By looking at patterns of mental illness in families with twins and those who have experienced trauma, researchers have uncovered new answers.

Pain Medication Addiction: Have You Crossed the Line?

This medication can be a blessing and a curse. Here's how to tell if you, or a loved one, have crossed the line into addiction.

Depression Doubters: How to Deal With Non-Believers

Your condition is real. Here's what to say and do when people say your depression is "all in your head."

Back Pain Could Be a Sign of Depression

One startling example of the mind-body connection is the link between back pain and depression.

Could Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Also Prevent Depression?

Commonly used to prevent coronary heart disease, statins may also lower the risk of major depression.

Nomophobia: 2 out of 3 Adults Have it, Do You?

Do you recognize these telltale signs of the fear of being out of cell phone contact? Here's how to manage your obsession.

How Does Anxiety Differ for Women and Men?

When it comes to mental health disorders such as anxiety, there are big differences between the genders.

Can Loneliness Be Deadly for the Elderly?

It's a real and hidden danger among the older generation. Here are ways to combat isolation.

Could a Blood Test Reveal Depression?

Typically diagnosed based on questions and answers, it's possible that the blood holds the truth about who is depressed.
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