Mental Health

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

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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?

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

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

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Try this sleep schedule to help put yourself on the permanent path to a good night's rest.

Are looking for a therapy to treat an illness? Discover the many types of therapies there are for helping cure a disease in this article.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

Our bodily health is so frequently looked at that sometimes our mental health is neglected. Learn more about mental health and what you can do to keep it as healthy as your body.

By Dr. Grace Tsai

Narcolepsy causes sufferers to fall asleep unexpectedly. How does it work?

By Discovery Fit and Health Writers

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Dyslexia is a learning disorder that makes reading difficult or nearly impossible for some. How does this condition affect the brain?

"Nervous breakdown" can mean many things. We often hear this term when someone is under a great deal of stress. What exactly does it mean? Learn about this mental condition in this article.

Ears are truly extraordinary organs and hearing is a fascinating process. Ears pick up all the sounds around you and then translate this information into a form your brain can understand.

By Tom Harris

Nasal decongestants help many of us get through the workday while we're sick. But why would they be addictive?

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What causes smell? When I walk into a bakery, I smell the bread. What actually has happened? Do objects give off pieces of matter? What has entered my nose to cause the sensation of smell?

Snoring is not only frustrating for others trying to sleep, but it can also signal heath problems or sleep apnea.

Light is what drives life. It’s hard to imagine our world and life without it. The sensing of light by living things is almost universal. Find out all about the amazing inner workings of the human eye.

By Carl Bianco, M.D.