Find articles on stress, phobias and schizophrenia. This section offers information on a range of mental health issues.
Feeling Blue? This Kid-run Hotline Will Lift Your Spirits
Why Is the Term 'Gaslighting' So Popular Now ─ and So Misused?
Shinrin-yoku: The Soothing Practice of Forest Bathing
How Living in Total Darkness Sabotages Your Sleep
What Causes Nightmares, and How Can You Lessen Them?
11 Ways to Adjust to Losing That Hour of Sleep This Weekend
Ultra-processed Foods Are Addictive by Same Criteria as Tobacco
When Does Belief in a Conspiracy Theory Like QAnon Tip Into Addiction?
Opioids vs. Crack: The Politics of Race and Addiction
For 64 Percent of Kids with ADHD, Food is the Cause
Can food allergies cause ADHD?
Natural Ways to Combat Attention Deficit Disorder
Do You Have a Fear of Long Words?
Trypanophobia: When the Fear of Needles Has You Stuck
Anxious About, Well, Everything? That's Zozobra and You're Not Alone
Women With Autism Aren't Getting Diagnosed
What causes autism?
3 Key Steps to Finding the Right Therapist for You
Here's the 411 on the New 988 Suicide and Mental Health Hotline
How Maladaptive Daydreaming Can Take Over Your Life
Insights on Alzheimer's From the Long-running Nun Study
The 'Perfect Storm' of Elderly Dementia and Guns
Evidence Grows of Link Between Herpes Virus and Alzheimer's Disease
Youth Suicides Rose After FDA Added Antidepressant Warnings
Here's How You Help a Friend With Depression
'Gloomy Sunday:' The Song Linked to More Than 100 Suicides
Picky Eating in Adults Is a Diagnosable Disorder — Really
5 Signs of Weight Obsession
What are the causes of eating disorders?
Anhedonia: When Nothing Feels Good Anymore
Digital Hoarding Could Be Harmful to Your Mental Health
Which Jobs Have the Highest Suicide Rates?
Hear Sounds When Watching Silent Videos? It Might Be Synesthesia
Repeat Hits in Football As Bad As Those Causing Concussions, New Study Finds
When Wisecracks and Puns Are Symptoms of Brain Damage
How can other people help with schizophrenia?
How is schizophrenia treated?
Schizophrenia as an Illness
How Sigmund Freud Worked
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Research has shown that having a good relationship with your therapist is key to having good outcomes in therapy. But how do you find one you like? We have some great suggestions.
By Alia Hoyt
It's a term that's often used in an argument. But gaslighting has a very specific meaning that is often lost. What is it and how can you know if you're really being gaslighted?
By Alia Hoyt
People struggling with mental health crises can now call 988, a new number focused on providing lifesaving suicide prevention and crisis services. Here are five questions and answers that will help.
By Derek Lee
You've probably had a scary dream where you fell off a cliff, were naked in public or were chased by a monster. What causes these nightmares and can you lessen their occurrence?
By Alia Hoyt
The forcible daylight saving time body clock shift we undergo as the time changes and we spring forward has some serious repercussions. Here are some ways to make the change easier.
FDA antidepressant warnings have led to reduced mental health care and increased suicides among youth, so what is going on?
Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, is all about slowing down and "bathing" yourself in the beauty of nature, which leads to psycho-emotional healing and stress reduction.
By Carrie Tatro
Can ultra-processed foods really be considered addictive? Or are people just overindulging in foods that they like?
Even though most people don't like getting shots, we can do it without much hesitation. But what if you have a debilitating fear of needles? How do you push past that to get critical medical care like the COVID-19 vaccine?
Daydreaming is often how we escape the everyday mundane. But what happens when those fantasies start to replace your real desire for life?
Getting lost in a book is one of life's greatest pleasures, but is a digital book just as pleasurable as a paper book? And which format is the best for learning?
Feeling disoriented by the election, pandemic and everything else? It's called 'zozobra,' and Mexican philosophers have some advice.
About half of all Americans believe at least one conspiracy theory. But what's the difference between believing a theory and being addicted to it? And how can you help someone you think might be in too deep?
Trypophobia is the fear — or more like disgust — of closely packed holes. But is it a real phobia and how can it be treated?
Four weeks and 4,000 miles is a long time to get by on catnaps during a solo sailing race. So, researchers set out to find whether there was a sleep strategy that worked best.