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Why Are Women More at Risk for Depression?

Hormonal changes are just one reason they're twice as likely to be diagnosed



Older Adults Give Their Mental Health High Marks, Polls Find

Many have avoided serious anxiety and depression

5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Pandemic PTSD

Experts offer steps to prevent lingering effects

Decide What Kind of Therapy Is Right for You

Consider a range of therapeutic approaches

What Is Mindfulness? And Why It Might Make You Happier

Focusing on the present can help quiet anxiety

Why We're Still Struggling With Sleep

The pandemic did a number on slumber for many

Nature: The Prescription for Better Mental Health

A walk in the woods can calm the mind

How Poetry Can Heal You Mentally and Physically

A doctor discusses the power of the written word


Chronic Anxiety Is Troubling But Treatable

There's help when worry begins to interfere with your ability to perform everyday tasks

This Is What a Panic Attack Feels Like

6 people share their stories of their symptoms and how they've learned to cope

Many Adults Are Living With ADHD — Are You?

What to know about the often-misunderstood disorder

6 Things to Know About Bipolar Disorder

Millions of adults in the U.S. have this mental illness, but it's often misunderstood

12 Celebrities Who've Have Battled Depression

Dolly Parton, Jim Carrey, Bruce Springsteen and more share their stories

Family Caregiving

Assessing an Older Adult's Psychological Needs

Be alert to persistent irritability, low energy, sleeplessness and other signs of depression

Caregiving for Someone With Mental Illness

My father's suicide is teaching me how to be a mental health advocate

Adjusting to a New Normal After Trauma or Illness

How family members and other caregivers can cope with feelings of 'ambiguous loss'

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