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Category Archives: Mental Health

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Help for the Holiday Blues

The holidays can be stressful. Shopping, social events, debt, and other pressures can lead to anxiety. Missing loved ones, and stewing about past events can also contribute.

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How to Manage Daily Stress

Stress can add up to serious emotional and physical health problems. Learning to manage it can help you handle whatever comes your way.

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Take Care with Antidepressants

Antidepressants are an important way to treat depression. Most adults with depression get better when treated with antidepressants. Treatment may be just with these medicines. Or it may be a combination of these medicines and psychotherapy or counseling.

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Taking Antidepressant Medicines

You have come to the decision with your healthcare provider to try an antidepressant medicine for depression. To take antidepressant medicine safely, you will need some information.


Raising Kids with Self-Esteem

It’s a powerful weapon in the war against teenage drug and alcohol abuse. And it doesn’t cost parents a penny. It’s called the “self-esteem shield.”

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Boost Your Mental Health

You know that you should eat healthy foods and get some exercise to feel good and live longer. Another key part to living longer is your mental health.

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Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the Stairs

Aging Americans looking to maintain a healthy brain may want to switch from elevators to stairs, new research suggests. Fitness seemed key to sharper minds as people got older, a Canadian study found, as was more time spent reading and studying. The findings show “that education and physical activity affect the difference between a physiological […]

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Could Too Much Cellphone Time Signal Anxiety, Depression?

Some young adults who constantly reach for their smartphones might be anxious or depressed, preliminary research suggests. A study of more than 300 college students found heavier technology use was tied to greater risk for anxiety and depression, particularly among those using the devices as a “security blanket” — to avoid dealing with unpleasant experiences […]