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Mental Health

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

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What's the Difference Between Enabling and Supporting?

If you have a loved one fighting drug or alcohol addiction, it can sometimes be hard to know when helping them is actually hurting them.

The Better Sleep Quiz

When your quality of sleep degrades, your whole life — from work to family — begins to fray at the edges. Do you know some of the basics of getting better sleep?

Here's How You Help a Friend With Depression

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?

Does Sleeping On Your Side Stop Snoring?

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?

Introvert and Extrovert Brains Aren't the Same

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

Why Socks Help You Sleep Better

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

More Bad News for People With Insomnia

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

People Want to Go Under the Knife to Look Like Their Snapchat Selfies

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

Why Is It So Hard to Find a Cure for Alzheimer’s?

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?

Are Artists Hardwired for Poverty?

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

Why Are You So Tired? 5 Most Common Sleep Mistakes

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.

Does Playing With Toy Guns Lead to Later Acts of Gun Violence?

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

'Hangry' is Real, but Tameable

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

U.S. Needs to Have an Ongoing Conversation About Suicide

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

Yes, You Can Catch Up On Your Sleep!

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.

Hear Sounds When Watching Silent Videos? It Might Be Synesthesia

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.

Pulling Off the Perfect Power Nap

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.

Being a Night Owl Can Shorten Your Life

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

Why Can't You Taste Your Tongue?

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

Why Are We So Crazy Over Celebrity Babies?

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?

Preventing Suicide While Protecting Gun Rights

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.

Are People Getting Lonelier? Experts Are Divided

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

Repeat Hits in Football As Bad As Those Causing Concussions, New Study Finds

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

'Gloomy Sunday:' The Song Linked to More Than 100 Suicides

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

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