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    1. Bipolar Disorder: Handling the Holidays

      The holidays can be a tricky for anyone. But people with bipolar disorder may anticipate November and December holidays with real dread -- and depression. "The holidays can be very hard for people with bipolar disorder," says Raymond L. Crowel, PsyD, vice president for mental health and substance ab

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    2. Anorexia: The Body Neglected

      Anorexia nervosa takes an enormous toll on the body. But that's not all. It has the highest death rate of any mental illness. Between 5% and 20% of people who develop the disease eventually die from it. The longer you have it, the more likely you will die from it. Even for those who survive, the dis

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    3. Emotional Survival Guide for the Holidays

      'Tis the season to be jolly? Not necessarily. For many people the holiday season, which kicks off with Thanksgiving and spans through New Year's, is anything but blissful. In fact, this time of year may trigger a bout of the blues or perhaps ignite a depression that has been smoldering under the sur

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    4. 5 Halloween Character Case Files

      If you've decided to dress as a scary, creepy character this Halloween, you're likely to have plenty of company. Witches, zombies, ghouls, vampires, and werewolves are perennial favorites of young and old alike. You should also know, however, that most of these characters have medical and psychologi

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    5. Why We Love Scary Movies

      Halloween is nigh, and along with the parade of adorable elves and fairies knocking on your door come some more disturbing phenomena: scary haunted houses, wild parties and, perhaps most jarringly, a new onslaught of ghastly horror films. This year the biggest new release will be Saw IV, the fourth

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    6. Joe Pantoliano: Mental Illness Hits Home

      When Joe [Greco, the director] brought the script to me I had just come off winning the Emmy award for The Sopranos. I was specifically looking for a part that would be a 360 from the character I played in The Sopranos. I chose to play this part for selfish reasons: to be a loving, caring husband wh

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    7. Preparing for Disaster

      Disasters can strike home at any time. The dizzying list of potential catastrophes is scary: floods, landslides, earthquakes, tornadoes, and terrorism. It's depressing to think about, but the thought of disaster happening at any time may actually benefit those wise enough to prepare for calamity. "B

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    8. Finding Joy: A Mind-Body-Spirit Guide

      Rachel can't sleep, can't eat. She is in the midst of a family health crisis, marriage problems, and other issues. She's faced bouts of mild depression all her life, but this is suddenly much worse -- a severe case of anxious depression. Rachel needs an antidepressant, most psychiatrists would say.

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    9. Could You Be Depressed and Not Know It?

      "Could you be depressed and not know it?" This sounds like a ridiculous question. After all, wouldn't you know if you were depressed? Possibly not. Depression can take hold gradually, without a person realizing that depressive thoughts and feelings are increasingly dominating her perspective - and h

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    10. Chris Benoit: Was Roid Rage to Blame?

      Pro wrestler Chris Benoit apparently was taking testosterone before his death, toxicology tests show. Benoit, his wife, Nancy, and their son, Daniel, were found dead in their home in Fayetteville, Ga., near Atlanta in late June. The deaths are suspected to be a murder-suicide that began when Benoit

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