Mental Health and Addiction - Treatments

Is There a Connection Between Creativity and Mental Health?

There's a common belief that writers and artists are more likely to have mental health issues than the general population. We explore if there is any truth to this relationship.

5 Hangover Myths Debunked

It's easy to over-indulge on festive occasions, but if you do, you're likely to suffer the consequences the next day. Read on for the fact-based tips that will actually cure the dreaded hangover.

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.

What Are Your Depression Treatment Options?

Both talk therapy and medication can help with persistent sadness. Here's how to get started.

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.

Could Motherhood Cause OCD?

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

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?

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.

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?

Can You Erase Fear From the Brain?

A new study has zeroed in on a promising approach to erasing painful memories from the mind. This research may lead to improved treatments for anxiety disorders.

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.

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.

Recognize the Signs of a Sociopath

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

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.

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.
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