Mental Health

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Learn Secrets of the Siesta and High-Tech Mattresses in this article.

Sleeping is often believed to become more difficult with age. Learn how your sleep patterns can change as you get older in this article in this article.

Smoking a pack a day won't keep the doctor away or give you a good night's rest. Learn facts about smoking and how it can negatively affect your sleep.


You may not see the side effects of sleep deprivation immediately, but they'll creep up soon or later. Get examples of the effects of sleep deprivation, a common problem in our fast-paced society.

Learn about Sleep In the Modern World in this article.

Not surprisingly, sleep problems often arise because of bad habits that we commit while we're conscious. Find out how sleep problems can be linked to our bad habits.

For some people, snoring is more than just a nuisance. It can be the sign of a common but serious condition known as sleep apnea. Learn about diagnosing and treating serious snoring and sleep apnea problems.

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Every mattress wears out eventually. How do you know when it's time to ditch the old mattress and invest in something new? These warning signs may offer a clue.

Are you a natural night owl who often wakes up after the rest of the world? It's not just laziness -- it could be due to the way your biological clock is set. How can you get back on schedule with the rest of the population?

Learn about new drugs that can help fight fatigue. Will they really keep you alert and awake? Learn more sleep in this article.

Why do we sleep? What happens when we sleep? Learn more about sleep in this article.


ADHD is a common, treatable disorder, but it's often associated with significant prejudice and unfair bias. How can we make certain that it is properly diagnosed?

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It's important to realize that with proper education, structure, coaching and medication, the prognosis for kids with ADHD is good. Learn 12 strategies for helping kids with ADHD.

By Donna Engelgau