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  • Empty Nest Syndrome

    Empty nest syndrome is a stage in life marked by sadness when adult children move out on their own.

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  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD)

    Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment of dysthymic disorder, a type of depression that lasts for at least 2…

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  • Grieving: Facing Illness, Death, and Other Losses

    Grief is a person’s normal, healthy response to a loss. It is different for everyone and includes both emotional and…

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  • Depression in Older Adults

    Depression is a common problem in older adults, but it is not part of the aging process. Learn how to…

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  • Depression in Children and Teens

    It is common for children and teens to be depressed. Learn how to recognize and help your young one who…

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  • Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Depression is very common among people who have Alzheimer’s disease. They may become depressed when their memory and ability to…

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  • Opioid Addiction

    Opioids are a type of medicine often used to help relieve pain. They work by lowering the number of pain…

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  • Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It’s a challenging job, so caregivers also need to take care…

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  • Balancing Work and Caregiving

    Caring for a loved one while working outside the home can be a challenging balancing act. Talk to your employer,…

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  • Caregiver Stress

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It can be challenging, and they often experience stress and get…

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  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression triggered by the seasons. It is likely related to the loss…

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  • Mind/Body Connection: How Your Emotions Affect Your Health

    People who have good emotional health are aware of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They cope well with stress and…

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  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur following a traumatic event. It affects your mood and physical behavior. Learn how to…

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  • Depression

    Depression is a mood disorder that affects people of all ages and is different for everyone. A person who has…

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  • Your Child’s Mental Health

    Good mental health is an important part of a child’s overall health. There are many ways adults can help children…

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  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure that sends electric currents into the brain. It is used to treat severe mental…

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  • Mental Health: Keeping Your Emotional Health

    Emotional health is an important part of overall health. People can take steps to improve their emotional health and be…

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  • Ways to Increase Low Testosterone

    Learn about some of the symptoms and causes of low testosterone (“low T”), as well as ways to increase your…

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  • Postpartum Depression (PPD)

    Postpartum depression affects women after childbirth. It includes feelings of sadness, loneliness, and anxiety that last longer than a few…

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  • Health Guides: Health is a State of Mind and Body

    Take care of your mind and body with healthy choices for diet, exercise, and a positive outlook. It can improve…

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