Mental Health

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

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Find out the usual meaning of dreams in which you are traveling happily by bus, train, ship, airplane or other means of transportation.

Find out the usual meaning of dreams in which you are well dressed and admired for it.

Find out the usual meaning of dreams in which you excel on a test or in a performance.

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Find out the usual meaning of dreams in which you are strolling through overwhelming natural or manmade beauty.

Find out the usual meaning of dreams in which you miss a boat or a plane.

Ever wondered about the meaning of some of the most common dreams? Use our dream interpretation tool to decipher the meaning of twelve universal dreams and their opposites.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

Anxiety disorders are serious illnesses that fill people's lives with overwhelming anxiety and fear. Check out this guide to anxiety disorders from HowStuffWorks.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

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If you are unable to relax, have difficulty concentrating, and startle more easily than others, these might be signs of generalized anxiety disorder. Check out facts and treatment options for generalized anxiety disorder.

If you suffer from chronic anxiety, a visit to a physician to discuss possible treatments. Check out tips on how to get support for anxiety disorders.

Brain disorders, like anxiety disorders, are complex, but research plays a major role in helping us gain greater understanding and develop more effective methods of treatment. Check out

Many healthy people can identify with some of the symptoms of OCD, but for people with OCD, the simplest activities very distressing, and interfere with daily life. Check out common symptoms and effects of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Panic attacks can interrupt your everyday life, but treatment might help decrease your attacks. Learn more about panic attacks from HowStuffWorks.

If you suffer from social phobia, you may be afraid of being around people in social settings. Check out common symptoms and treatment for social phobias.

If you have extreme fear of a particular thing such as closed-in places, heights, or water, you might have a specific phobia.

A patient suffering from schizophrenia might benefit from family, a professional residential or day program provider. Check out treatment options for patients suffering from schizophrenia.

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Schizophrenia has no known cure, but existing medications can help reduce and control the distressing symptoms of the illness. Learn about controlling and diagnosing schizophrenia.

By Discovery Fit and Health Writers

Coping with the symptoms of schizophrenia can be especially difficult for family members who remember how involved or vivacious a person was before they became ill. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of schizophrenia.

If you suffer from, your doctor can help your find the right treatment for your symptoms. Check out facts about schizophrenia and treatment options.

No totally effective therapy has yet been discovered, but therapy has allowed people with schizophrenia lead independent lives. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of schizophrenia.

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Sleep expert Mark Rosekind, Ph.D. says naps are an undervalued resource in combating sleepiness.

Dream researcher Patricia Garfield talks about dreams and dreaming.

By Patricia Garfield, Ph.D

Sleep Dispatch 17: Writer Vince Rause looks at the importance of good sleep habits, also known as sleep hygiene.

Sleep Dispatch 5: Writer Vince Rause learns that his worries about falling asleep are keeping him awake.

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Learn about the causes and effects of insomnia in this article.

Until the 1970s, lucid dreaming was dismissed as a hallucination. Learn more about research into lucid dreaming in this article.