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Overcoming Fear of Injections

From flu shots to insulin, many important medications are administered via a needle. Here’s what to do if injections make you squeamish.

The Food Cure: Prebiotics to Ax Anxiety?

Can these healthy ingredients ease your anxiety?

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.

Afraid of Needles? Ultra-Thin Options May Remove Fear Factor

Get the skinny on the ultra-thin needles that are taking the pain, and the fear, out of injections and blood draws.

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.

Caffeine: The Good, The Bad And The Unhealthy

Many of us start our day with a cup, but when we start relying on coffee to feel awake and energized, we're addicted to the caffeine it contains.

Establishing a Routine to Better Manage Bipolar Disorder

Sticking to a regular routine can help balance the ups and downs of bipolar disorder, but for some, establishing a routine can be a major challenge.

Too Much Stress May Cause This Digestive Ailment

Stress can magnify minor health problems. Get acquainted with the tools you'll need to combat a certain bothersome stomach condition.

6 Ways to Ax Anxiety

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

How to Cope With Trauma

It's not only life-threatening incidents that can lead to persistent feelings of helplessness, depression, grief, or extreme anxiety. Learn more about how to move through trauma.

Meditation's Effect on Depression

Depressed? Adding meditation to your treatment plan may help. Here's why.

Don't Let Your Anxiety Affect Your Child

Research suggests that children of parents who suffer from anxiety have a higher chance of developing the disorder. Awareness is the first step in reducing your child's risk.

How Being "Out" Affects Your Well-Being

A new study reveals how being open about your sexuality can bode well for your health.

Key Treatments for PTSD

Here are five common therapies that have shown promise for those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Dial Down the Heat on Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are a well-known, frequently-complained-about source of discomfort brought on by menopause. Here's how to get relief from these and other "more-than-just annoyances."

Can Overthinking Lead to Depression?

Stop the replays and hit "pause". Ruminating over a problem may lead to an even bigger one: depression.

Neurofeedback Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

With this therapy, brain waves are "trained" to keep mood more stable.

5 Ways You Could Be Adding to Workplace Stress

With a little effort and some self-awareness, you can motivate your coworkers to put forth their best effort and minimize their stress in the process.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Myths and Truths

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

How to Prevent Nighttime Panic Attacks

If you've ever woken in a state of alarm and felt your heart pounding in your chest, you know how frightening a nighttime panic attack can be. Here's how to zero in on the cause so you can sleep more soundly.

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.

Bipolar Disorder: What's Normal, What's Not?

Here's how to measure normal daily emotions against mania and depression.

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.

Signs Your Loved One Has Bipolar Disorder

While bipolar disorder symptoms are similar to signs of regular depression, they are more likely to involve irritability, guilt, unpredictable mood swings.

Women, Men, and Depression

Depression affects both men and women. But there are key difference in their symptoms.

Feng Shui Your Way to a Better Mood

Making small, inexpensive changes to your personal environment can go a long way toward improving your quality of life.

How to Unwind Without Cigarettes

You can learn to take a break without lighting up. Change the way you relax with these tips.

Dealing With Regret and Remorse

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

Health Risks in the Wake of a Hurricane

What are the key health risks you need to be aware of after a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy?

Trauma After the Storm

In the wake of Sandy, be aware of the psychological impact such a disaster can bring.
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