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Mood, Stress and Mental Health

8 Signs of Emotional Balance and Well-Being

Try these simple skills to give your well-being a boost.

7 Ways Stress Can Harm Your Body
8 Warning Signs of Too Much Stress
6 Surprising Ways to Get Happy
A Pessimist's Guide to Feeling More Optimistic

A slew of studies show that optimism can help: Control stress Boost your mood Manage pain Support healthy lifestyle choices Reduce your risk of dying ...

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Positive Thinking Exercises to Undo Stressful Thoughts

Sometimes the noise from inside our own heads is the biggest stressor of all. But here's the phrase that can turn things around for you: "My mind ...

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7 Depression Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Depression is more than an emotional slump—it lasts longer, is more severe and affects your ability to complete everyday tasks. Despite this, it...

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Depression: Why Your Symptoms Don't Define You

One of the difficulties for individuals and families struggling with depression or other mental illness is that the symptoms are manifest in behaviors...

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What You Need To Know About Depression

Depression affects more than 19 million people in the United States, but what exactly is it? Depression isn’t just a sad feeling&mdash...

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Manage Depression with Lifestyle Coaching

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S. Symptoms typicall...

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6 Types of Anxiety Disorders

Ever felt mildly anxious before a public speaking engagement? How about that big first date with someone special? Once you settled into whatever it wa...

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Top Treatments for Anxiety Disorders

Your best option: Get help from your doctor or another health care professional. Your doctor has the tools–and knowledge–to help you ...

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Best Ways to Kick Anxiety to the Curb

It may help to know you’re not alone—everybody has anxiety to some degree. But it can be more severe for some people. And that’s whe...

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What You Need to Know About Anxiety

Kendall Jenner, a model and reality TV star, revealed that anxiety has been a “huge hurdle” for her over the last year in an interview wit...

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Bipolar Symptoms: What You Need to Know

Bipolar disorder, often called manic depression, is a mental disorder marked by extreme shifts in mood and energy levels. These mood changes are somet...

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What Does Life with Bipolar Disorder Feel Like?

When Natasha Tracy of Vancouver, British Columbia, was 20, she was depressed -- and terrified. “I had been depressed before, but this time I was ...

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8 Must-Know Facts for Treating Bipolar Disorder

Fact #1: Getting the right diagnosis can take years. Bipolar disorder is a chronic, life-disrupting mental illness. It can be tricky to diag...

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The Truth Behind 4 Schizophrenia Myths

Even though that perspective has started to change—approximately 50% can have positive outcomes with the right treatment, says the National Alli...

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People with Schizophrenia at Higher Risk of Violence, Suicide

It’s long been a stereotype with an unfortunate underlying nugget of truth: that people with schizophrenia are more prone to violence and suicid...

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Talk Therapy Offers Hope to Patients with Schizophrenia

Medications are a crucial part of treatment for people with schizophrenia. Unfortunately, however, the side effects—which often include weight g...

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6 Tips for Schizophrenia Caregivers

“You need family members with a clear understanding that this is an illness,” says John Preston, PsyD, a neuropsychologist and professor e...

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