Mind Over Medications: 6 Ways Men Can Be Healthier

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Jed Diamond, PhD, shares some very simple steps to improving health — without having to step into the pharmacy.

Like Parents, Like Children: The Dangers of Medicating Unhappiness, Stress, and Inconvenience

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Thomas Fiffer exposes three inconvenient truths about adults and wonders if children’s “attention deficit” is nothing more than the lack of a compelling message?

How Having a Baby Helped Me Overcome My Anxiety Disorder

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Clint Edwards recounts his descent into depression and anxiety and how becoming a father helped him regain control of his life

Pill-Popping Nation: Half of U.S. Adults to Be Eligible for Statins

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Nearly 13m more adults in the US will be eligible for statins after new guidelines widened the criteria for use of the drugs to treat high cholesterol and prevent heart attacks and strokes; but experts question at what risk.

Thoughts of Depression, Self-Harm, and Suicide

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Suicidal people are often called selfish or cowardly, but how often are they called exhausted or terrified? Andrew Lawes shares his story.

Does My Black Dog Really Answer to the Name Depression?

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Duncan Alldridge learns to move past his depression.

Should You Treat Anxiety With Marijuana?

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The good, the bad, and the ugly with weed and mental illness.

Boys and ADHD

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The inside scoop on ADHD, and whether boys are more likely to be diagnosed.

Where Does My Mental Illness End and “I” Begin?

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Andy Behrman, aka Electroboy, wonders if you can ever truly be recovered from mental illness, or if you can only learn to cope with it on a daily basis.

“As a man who’s had herniated cervical discs for over 20 years, I can say that the support of a partner makes a HUGE difference!”

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These are comments by Dr. Adam Sheck, Arthur MacMaster, Jess on the post “23 Tips For Men on Supporting a Partner with Chronic Pain”.

Left and Leaving

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“Loneliness, poverty, homelessness—these don’t seem to bother him as much as having to announce that he doesn’t have what it takes to keep his marriage going.” By Christopher Ross

“Depression feels like drowning.”

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This is a comment by The Redhead Bedhead, Jane, and Sarah on the post “Can I Overcome Depression?”

You Can Be Stubborn and Struggle, or You Can Seek Help

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Curt Moyer explains how, before he sought therapy, he’d spent a lifetime pushing people away.

Can I Overcome Depression?

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While most people can enjoy pleasant afternoons, I live in constant fear of the approaching storms.

Depression—My Story

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Depression can be a fatal illness. Andrew Lawes has survived it, but it was a near thing for a while.

Dear Teenage Self: You Have Depression

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Ozy Frantz wants to go back in time and say “Just take the meds.”