Depression - Prevention

The Dangers of Holding in Your Emotions

How bottled up stress can damage your physical and mental health, with five strategies to cope.

A Food to Lift Your Mood?

The busy “good” bacteria that help keep your body healthy may do the same for your brain.

The Pain of Suicide: Preventing and Coping With Tragedy

Those who take their own lives are not the only victims.

6 Foods That Will Boost Your Mood

Next time you re having a bad day, try one of these mood-boosting foods. Emotional eating has never been so healthy.

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.

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.

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!

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.

How to Comfort Someone With Bipolar Disorder

Though efforts are underway to raise awareness, you can do your part by acting compassionately toward those living with this condition.

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.

How Happiness Evolves

Has your idea of happiness changed over time? Find out more about this phenomenon of life.

The Surprising Link Between Sugar and Depression

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

Grapefruit Juice and Meds: A Dangerous Combo

Grapefruit juice can increase the potency of certain drugs, converting them to life-threatening doses. Here's what you need to know.

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."

6 Simple Tips for a Better Day

Improve your mood (and your health while you're at it!) with these helpful hints.

12 Ways to Break Out of a Bad Mood...Fast!

These simple tips will help you clear away the clouds to let the sunshine in again.

Neurofeedback Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

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

How Blood Sugar Affects Your Mood

Don't let your blood sugar swings result in mood swings. Use these preventative tips to keep an even keel.

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 Worrying Lead to PTSD?

In small doses, worrying can keep you in check. But in excess, it can be downright debilitating.

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.

The Emotional Benefits of Mindful Breathing

Paying attention to your breath could put you on the fast track to stress relief.

Are You Neurotic?

While some symptoms of neurotic behavior are natural, displaying too many could have a negative effect on your relationships.

Phobias: Who Has Them and Why?

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

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.
 
 

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