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How I Support My Loved One With PTSD

My partner suffers from PTSD. We face many challenges in our relationship but it is ultimately rewarding. Here's how I support him.

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Why You Should Avoid Sponges and Try These Alternatives Instead

A recent study shows that using dirty sponges to clean could spread dangerous bacteria. Learn about other, safer options.

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What You Need to Know About Mental Illness in the Workplace

Do you know your rights in the workplace regarding mental health? Here are five things to be aware of if you are a mentally ill worker in the United States.

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How Today’s Political Climate Might Be Affecting Your Health

Political polarization can lead to frustrating social interactions, but could the high stress it creates also be negatively affecting your health?

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Alternative Treatment Options for Medication-Resistant Depression

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and electroencephalography (EEG) neurofeedback could help treat depression that doesn't respond to medication.

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The Mental Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana can treat more than just physical ailments. It can help those living with mental health conditions such as PTSD, depression, or anxiety, too.

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How I Manage My PTSD After a Traumatic Birth Experience

The birth of my first son was a terrifying experience. Over time, I developed PTSD and postpartum depression. Here's how I overcame them to have a second child.

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A Doctor's Advice for Coping With Seasonal Affective Disorder

Do you feel depressed during the fall and winter? Read on for a doctor's description of seasonal affective disorder, its causes, and how to manage its symptoms.

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How Emotional Support Animals Can Help Treat Mental Illness

An emotional support animal (ESA) could be a great mental health treatment option for those dealing with depression, anxiety, or PTSD.

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How Electro-Shock Therapy Saved My Life

Though electroconvulsive "shock" therapy (ECT) has been stigmatized as a treatment option for depression, this last resort treatment saved my life.