Mental Health

Find articles on stress, phobias and schizophrenia. This section offers information on a range of mental health issues.


You may not be a professional therapist, but you might be the only person around to observe that a loved one is depressed or suicidal. What's the best way to help?

If you sleep with someone who snores, you may've read that you should wake them up and have them turn on their side to stop the problem. But does it work?

And that difference has a lot to do with dopamine — and how you respond to it.

Wearing socks to bed may not look sexy, but it can be a lifesaver at helping you fall asleep faster.

A new study just found the sleeping disorder could make you gain weight. Awesome.

You'll never look like your Snapchat self, but that's not stopping people from trying.

Alzheimer's is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. for which there is no cure, no means of prevention and no treatment that can slow it down. Why has it proved so hard to find a cure?

A new study out of Germany claims that artists are less driven by monetary rewards than other people.

Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? We'll give you the most common reasons why you're tired and how to fix them.

Experts who've studied this say you have to look at several factors regarding parenting, toy guns and aggression.

Science shows that, although people do tend to feel angrier when hungry, there are ways to tame that "hangry" feeling.

Suicide is a major challenge to public health in the United States. But like most public health problems, it can be prevented.

Experts have long advised people to get up at the same time each day for better sleep long-term. But a new study is great news for people who like to sleep in on their days off.

Some people really can hear silent moving images. It's called visual-evoked auditory response, or vEAR, and one in five people may have it.

Most sleep experts recommend a nap of 20 to 30 minutes in the afternoon, but some say that longer naps bring about significant improvement in creative problem-solving.

Not getting enough quality sleep can take a serious toll on your mental and physical well-being. It can also shorten your life.

It may seem like a ridiculous question, but it's actually kind of a mindbender.

The announcements of Kylie Jenner's 'surprise' baby and Beyonce's pregnancy with twins were two of the most liked Instagrams of all time. Why do celebrity babies excite the public so much?

A startling two-thirds of gun deaths in the U.S. are suicides, not homicides. Some suicide prevention advocates and gun rights supporters are coming together to educate people about suicide risk.

Loneliness is such a prevalent problem that the British have appointed a minister for loneliness.

Scientists studying the brains of football players find more disturbing news about the causes of CTE.

Can a song or music really push a person that far to the edge?

Some people are afraid of snakes or heights or plane crashes. For people with telephobia, a phone call is a big fat "no-can-do."

Secrets can take a measurable mental and physical toll on those who keep — and share — them.