An anxiety disorder is an excessive or inappropriate response to stress that leaves you with feelings of apprehension, uncertainty and fear. READ MORE

Depression

If you are depressed, you feel a sense of helplessness, hopelessness or despair. You lose interest in your favorite activities, may experience changes in appetite, weight and sleep patterns, have difficulty concentrating and may be preoccupied with death or suicide. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is characterized by intense episodes of elation or irritability and despair, with any combination of mood experiences in between, including periods of normal moods. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

Can a Blood Test Diagnose Depression?

An Indiana University researcher has identified biomarkers that provide clues about a patient's mental health. It could lead to a breakthrough in diagnosis and treatment.

Self-Care & Mental Health

Domestic Violence Calls for Help Increased During the Pandemic – but the Answers Haven’t Gotten Any Easier

Doctors call the surge in intimate partner violence "a pandemic within a pandemic"

Your Health

Anxious About Going out into the World? You’re Not Alone, but There’s Help

Deciding which of your normal activities you wish to resume and which to let go of helps you to prepare for the future

Your Health

At What Age Are People Usually Happiest? New Research Offers Surprising Clues

In an ongoing study, most of those interviewed seemed to recognize that they were happier in their 30s than they were in their 20s — but there are caveats

Science and Technology

Here’s How to Help Your Kids Break out of Their Pandemic Bubble and Transition Back to Being With Others

Whether just comfortable at home or nervous about leaving, kids may need extra support to get back out there.

Family & Caregiving

For Millions of Americans Enduring Chronic Pain, Support Is Overdue

It's time to implement the SUPPORT Act

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US Has a Long History of Violence Against Asian Women

Harmful stereotypes of Asian women in American popular culture date back to at least the 19th century

Self-Care & Mental Health

Boxing Is Helping Me Rage Out My Grief After Losing My Pregnancy and My Father

When tragedy struck, my go-to exercises like yoga and Pilates fell short. Boxing was the unexpected perfect fit.

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