Mental Health

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

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"I'm addicted to you baby. You're a hard habit to break." So wailed the lead singer of the group Chicago. But there are harder habits to break out there – like nail biting and procrastinating. Do you do any of the things on our list?

By Shanna Freeman

Financial hardship. Work deadlines. A trip to Paris. Wait, what? A visit to the City of Light is enough to send you off the deep end?

By John Perritano

Some blame coulrophobia, or the irrational fear of clowns, on Pennywise, the psycho clown in Stephen King's 1986 book "It.” But clowns started scaring people long before that.

By Laurie L. Dove

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Curiosity kills the cat, but it also fuels the Internet. Why do we sometimes go against our better judgment to click on a headline?

By Kate Kershner

Can't sleep? Tossing and turning? Join the crowd. Insomnia is all too common -- but what's keeping so many people from getting the rest they need?

By Maria Trimarchi

You may think you know the answer to this one if you've pulled this this prank on one of your hapless friends. We, however, are trading your anecdotal evidence for real research to answer this question once and for all.

By Nicholas Gerbis

Suicide warning signs and symptoms may be hard to detect, but recognizing them may save a person's life. Learn the top suicide warning signs and symptoms

By Jennifer Wolfe

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These five natural mood boosters can provide instant happiness. Learn how music, meditation and other things can improve your mood and let you be happy

By Mara Betsch

What's all the media craze about the royal baby? Dr. Nicole Joseph, DFH blogger and licensed psychiatrist, weighs in on the story.

By Dr. Nicole Joseph

The clothes you wear, how much you drink and the subjects you talk about are among some of the most important things to keep in mind with co-workers.

By Jennifer Wolfe

We chatted with expert, Dr. Nicole Joseph, about the five things are never appropriate to talk about at the Thanksgiving table.

By Dr. Nicole Joseph

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We sat down and chatted with expert, Dr. Nicole Joseph, about what is most important to keep in mind when trying to enjoy the holidays with your family.

By Discovery Fit and Health Writers

You probably have a list of go-to remedies for colds. But is all that echinacea and chicken soup really helping?

By Maria Trimarchi

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is characterized by a distorted self-image and difficulty controlling emotions. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for borderline personality disorder.

By Maria Trimarchi

People who learn to maintain an optimistic attitude may not only avoid depression, they may actually improve their physical health. Learn more here.

By the American Psychological Association

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For some people, medications or herbal supplements can be the answer to sleep problems — if you know the right one. This guide will help you and your doctor make the decision that's right for you.

By Dr. Michael F. Roizen & Dr. Mehmet C. Oz

People with dissociative identity disorder (DID) form alternate personalities that take command of their body. Learn about the warning signs of DID and possible causes.

By Tom Scheve

Substance abuse, dependency and other addictive behaviors affect the lives of millions of Americans. Read this guide about addictive disorders and dependence.

By Maria Trimarchi

Paranoia is a personality disorder characterized by an overwhelming feeling of distrust and suspicion of other people and their motives. Learn about the signs and treatments for paranoia.

By Maria Trimarchi

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Approximately, sixteen million Americans have anger issues. In this article we explore anger management techniques and it's effect on your health.

By Dr. Michael F. Roizen & Dr. Mehmet C. Oz

Celebrities aren't exempt from mental health issues. This list includes some of Hollywood and history's most well-known names who have or are dealing with various disorders.

By Marianne Spoon & Travis M. Chaffin

What strange addictions are some people compelled to do? Learn about 10 strange addictions here.

By Maria Trimarchi

Sure, you know what bipolar disorder is. It’s that condition where you just have dramatic mood swings and you get lots done during the manic episodes … right? Not quite.

By Tom Scheve

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Conditions such as Parkinson's disease, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy are familiar to most people. But what do you know about pheochromocytomas? Or ataxia? We're covering five lesser-known neurological conditions.

By Maria Trimarchi

Learn more about the rare and unusual mental disorder, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome. Find out what causes these fairy tale-like symptoms.

By Discovery Fit and Health Writers