• Alzheimer’s Disease: An Overview

    Alzheimer’s Disease: An Overview

    The first step to coping with Alzheimer’s disease is knowing what to expect. Every case is different, but the disease tends to follow a predictable downward spiral.

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  • Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar Disorder

    We all have times when we feel euphoric or despondent. A death in the family can cause profound sadness. Winning a sports competition can lead to elation. But some people have severe, dramatic shifts in mood that can take them by surprise. Through no fault of their own, their brains can shift from deep depression

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  • Depression

    Depression

    How can I tell if I’m depressed? It’s normal to feel a little down every once in a while. But depression is a condition that can go on for weeks or months with no end in sight. Depression makes it hard to go about your normal activities and get through the day. It makes you

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  • Depression and Exercise

    Can exercise really fight depression? A gym membership and a new pair of walking shoes aren’t magic bullets against depression, but there’s no doubt that your mood is closely tied to your exercise habits. Many studies have found that people who exercise regularly tend to be less anxious and depressed than people who rarely work

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  • Depression and Heart Disease

    Depression and Heart Disease

    What’s the link between depression and heart disease? Depression and loneliness put a terrible strain on the heart, and not just in the emotional sense: Psychological distress can turn a survivor of heart disease into a victim. Consider the words of physician Dean Ornish in his book Love and Survival: The Scientific Basis for the

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  • Depression During Pregnancy

    Depression During Pregnancy

    Pregnancy is a time of many changes not only for your body, but also for your mind. Your mood can swing from sunny to dark, and you’ll probably start worrying more than usual. And no matter how much you’re looking forward to your baby’s arrival, you just might find yourself feeling depressed. By some estimates,

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  • Depression in Children and Teenagers

    Depression in Children and Teenagers

    Can children suffer from depression? Decades ago when baby boomers were still children, parents might have dismissed very real signs of depression as sulkiness or chronic moodiness. Today, doctors know that depression can affect even young children, and sometimes it can follow them throughout their lives. Roughly 7 percent of all children are depressed, studies

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  • Depression: Getting the Treatment You Need

    A diagnosis of depression shouldn’t feel like a life sentence. Doctors and mental health professionals have more tools than ever to help: Antidepressant drugs can lift your mood, and counseling or psychological therapy can help you understand what’s responsible for your dark thoughts — and how to get rid of them. Equally important, such treatment

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  • Freedom from Phobias

    Freedom from Phobias

    If you’re overwhelmed by fear of crowds, bridges, or flying, help may be at hand with ‘Dr. Fear’

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  • High Anxiety

    Some anxiety and worry is natural, but if you worry so much that it’s crippling, you need help.

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