Mental Health

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

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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.

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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.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

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Nearly one of every four men, and one of every seven women, is a frequent snorer, but there are ways to control snoring to help everyone in your household get a little more sleep.

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.

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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?

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If your child has been recently diagnosed with ADHD, you may be wondering what you can do to help treat it. Visit these web sites to learn more about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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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

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Recent studies show that secretin is no more effective than a placebo in treating autism symptoms. Learn what the latest scientific evidence shows about treating autism with secretin.

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.

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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

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

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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

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

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?