Mental Health

Mental Health

Bad Thoughts About Others: The Poison Inside Your Mind

You’ve heard many times how much damage you do to your self-esteem when you bash yourself with criticism: I’m such…

Stress

Clothespin Trick to Calm You Down

If you're feeling anxious and need to relax, and you have some clothespins lying around (the kind that pinch real…

Depression

Depression and Antidepressants Linked to C. Difficile Gut Infection

First the painful belly cramps, then the mad dash to the bathroom, then the way-too-watery “number two.” Ugh, diarrhea. It’s…

Mental Health

Schema Therapy: At Last, Effective Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

In college, I worked as an aide on the psychiatric ward of a major university hospital. I recall a patient…

Depression

Down and Depressed? Acupuncture Can Help

Mention acupuncture and many people think of therapy for physical aches and pains…but what if the problem is the persistent…

Stress

Food-Free Stress Relief

Guess how much of the overeating people do is triggered by emotions—10%? 25%? Actually, it’s about 75%, experts estimate. Considering…

Mental Health

The Stigma of Mental Illness Makes You Suffer In Silence? When and How to Speak Up

Tell people that you’re having a hard time with arthritis or cancer and you’re likely to get sympathy and support.…

Depression

Quick, Healthy Tonic to Lift Your Spirits

If you're feeling a little down and you have a juicer, whip up half a glass of watercress (about one…

Depression

Root to Depression May Be In Your Stomach

If you have a stomachache, nausea or some other digestive problem, you know that it stems from your gastrointestinal (GI)…

Stress

Can Pretzels Relieve Stress?

When you fly these days, the airlines ply you with salty snacks — pretzels, munchy mix, peanuts and chips. For nervous…

Depression

If You Don’t Want to Take an Antidepressant

"I don’t want to take these pills anymore!" Janet said, holding up a plastic prescription bottle and shaking it vigorously.…

Stress

What Can You Do to Stop Sweaty Hands?

It's time for your big interview with the big cheese. What is with the sweaty hands? This is a common…

Depression

Drug-Free Magnet Therapy for Tough-to-Treat Depression

People with depression really do suffer…and for those who have what’s called treatment-resistant major depression, psychotherapy and antidepressant medication just&hel...

Stress

Don’t Let Stress Harm Your Health

It can raise your blood sugar, worsen your pain and impair your memory—but these steps can help. It’s widely known…

Stress

The Very Best Stress-Fighting Foods

Surprising choices that can help keep you calm Powerhouse foods, such as salmon (with its heart-protective omega-3s) and spinach (with…