Bipolar Disorder

What Is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorders are one of several medical conditions called depressive disorders. Depressive disorders affect the way a person’s brain functions. Depressive disorders are widespread. In the United States alone, it’s estimated that more than 17.4 million adults have a depressive disorder each year. That works out to about 1 out of […]

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Anxiety Disorders

What Is Anxiety? Liam had always looked out for his younger brother Sam. But whenever Sam took the late bus after soccer practice, Liam worried about him so much he couldn’t concentrate on his homework. Liam watched the clock, worrying and imagining the worst — picturing bus accidents and fearing, for no particular reason, that […]

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5 Facts About Goal Setting

These practical tips on goal setting can help make it easier to set and reach goals: Specific, realistic goals work best. When it comes to making a change, the people who succeed are those who set realistic, specific goals. “I’m going to recycle all my plastic bottles, soda cans, and magazines” is a much more doable […]

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5 Ways to Fight Depression

If you feel depressed, it’s best to do something about it — depression doesn’t just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike […]

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