Mental Health and Addiction - Prevention

How Good and Bad Events Can Trigger Depression

For some, even positive life changes can bring on bouts of severe anxiety or depression. But there is good news.

Americaís Mental Health Crisis

Not only is access to mental health care declining, a new study finds the majority of psychiatrists donít accept health insurance.

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.

5 Ways to Fight Fear

What are you afraid of? We ask a few pros for their top tips on working through what scares them.

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.

Alcohol Abuse and Eating Disorders: Is There a Link?

A new study indicates a possible genetic link between these two issues.

When Your Loved One Has a Drinking Problem

Talking to a friend or family member about her alcohol problem can be difficult. Here's help in saying the right thing.

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.

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.

Is Bipolar Disorder Avoidable?

Living with bipolar disorder presents an array of challenges. What if there was a way to prevent its onset?

Easy-Access Drugs That Teens Abuse

Your teen's "high" may be as close as your medicine cabinet.

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?

Dysthymia: The Other Depression

Dysthymia is a depressive condition that isnít 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.

How to Find Mental Health Resources for a Loved One

If someone you care about is struggling with depression, anxiety, or another mental health condition, helping them find the support they need can be frustrating, complicated, and necessary.

9 Telltale Signs of Alcoholism

It isn't an easy condition to diagnose. Here's how to discern if your drinking habits, or those of someone you love, are becoming problematic.

Would You Try Hypnosis for Anxiety?

It's more than just a party trick. Hypnosis has been shown to deliver real mental health benefits for some.

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.

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.
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