• Am I just shy or do I have social anxiety disorder?
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  • What is paranoia?
    Have you ever felt like something bad was about to happen? Or have you ever avoided going to an event because you just had this sinking feeling that you couldn’t Read more
  • How can I deal with holiday stress?
    How can I deal with holiday stress? With Thanksgiving having just passed, it means the holidays are, for many, in full swing. Black Friday saw millions of shoppers descending upon stores Read more
  • What are disruptive behavior disorders?
    When schools returned to “normal” after the pandemic, shares Rachel, mom to nine-year-old Austin, “I knew things weren’t going to be easy.”Austin had a well-documented history of tantrums and physical Read more
  • What is post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD?
    With November 11 – Veteran’s Day – having just passed, many have been thinking about this oft-discussed (but highly misunderstood) mental health problem that can follow a traumatic experience.For years, Read more
  • What is bipolar disorder?
    In recent weeks, bipolar disorder has been getting some media coverage, thanks to singer-actress Selena Gomez’ new Apple TV+ documentary, My Mind and Me, where she opens up about her Read more
  • What is... schizophrenia?
    Schizophrenia has been misunderstood in mainstream media; many believe schizophrenia is when a person hears voices, or has split or multiple personalities. Some think that schizophrenics are wildly dangerous and Read more
  • How to help someone with depression: Matt and Amber's story
    *Names have been changed. When Matt and Amber first met, Matt was inspired by Amber’s seemingly boundless energy, her infinite kindness, her warmth. She never said no to anyone, sacrificed her Read more
  • What is body dysmorphic disorder?
    David, a 42-year-old massage therapist from Brooklyn, admits he’s suffered from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) nearly his entire adult life. “I would look in the mirror and see something else entirely, Read more
  • What causes clinical depression?
    For better or for worse, depression seems to be an increasingly common topic everywhere you turn. While so many people reporting so much sadness isn’t something to celebrate, it is Read more
  • What is obsessive compulsive disorder?
    Arthur, a 69-year-old retired engineer, still checks the stove light three times before he goes to bed. At 10 p.m. each night, without fail, he checks every lock in the Read more
  • Depersonalization/derealization disorder: what is it?
    Feeling disconnected? Many of us do. Sometimes we feel like we’re detached from ourselves or our feelings. Sometimes we feel like we’ve completely disconnected from our environment. It could be that Read more
  • Depression and teens
    Mansoor is 18 years old, an avid soccer player, a star student, and popular among his set of friends. He’s fit, considered handsome by his peers, and exceedingly kind, volunteering Read more
  • Is depression actually a disability?
    “It was my fourth job in as many years,” explains Louise, a self-described cat lover and nature enthusiast. “I just couldn’t manage to keep a job. You should have heard Read more
  • Is depression really different for women?
    You may have heard that women are at higher risk for depression than men. You may have heard that twice as many women as men experience depression.Turns out, both facts Read more
  • I'm depressed, and I think it's my job. Is this normal?
    April 2018 marked the month that Sandra, a marketing executive for a small firm in Indiana, says she’d finally hit “rock bottom.“I was on autopilot for a long time, but Read more
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