Mental Health and Addiction - Treatments

The Benefits of Pet Therapy

Relationships between animals and humans offer countless benefits to both species. But some animals can also provide unique forms of therapy to children and adults suffering from mental health conditions.

Getting the Most Out of Your Mental Health Treatment Plan

6 expert tips for managing mental illness.

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.

America s Mental Health Crisis

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

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.

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?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Myths and Truths

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

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.

Adult ADHD: 3 Treatment Options

Combining education, medication, and psychotherapy shows promise.

Key Depression Risks as You Age

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

When to Seek Help for Anxiety

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

When a Loved One Threatens Suicide

Approach this sensitive situation with these steps.

Eccentric or Mental Health Issue?

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

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.

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.

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