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    1. Psychologist or Psychiatrist: Which Is Right for You?

      If you have mental health concerns, you should seek help. But where do you go? How do you know what type of doctor you should talk to? Do you look for a psychiatrist or psychologist? If you’re unsure what the difference is, you’re not alone. “We get that all the time,” says Tristan Gorrindo, MD, dir

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    2. Do You Have an Addictive Personality?

      Whether it pops up in an article about a celebrity who can’t seem to kick his drug habit, or your friend uses it as a joking excuse why she can’t tear herself away from the game Candy Crush, the phrase “addictive personality” gets tossed around a lot these days. The basic idea: While most people can

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    3. 10 Natural Depression Treatments

      Being depressed can make you feel helpless. You're not. Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behavior -- your physical activity, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments. These tips can

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    4. Binge Eating Disorder: How You Can Help

      “It’s not about the food. It’s a way of coping with emotions.” That’s the No. 1 thing to remember when you live with, or parent, someone who has binge eating disorder, says Chelsea Kronengold, a grad student in psychology at Columbia University. She should know -- she was diagnosed 2 years ago. What

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    5. Prescription Drug Abuse: Who Gets Addicted?

      Jason first became addicted to prescription pills when he was a teen, after a doctor prescribed a powerful drug to treat his migraine headaches. "It took care of the migraine, but I found myself taking [the painkillers] even when I didn't have the migraine, because I just enjoyed that euphoric numbn

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    6. What You Need to Know About Ketamine’s Effects

      Ketamine works like a flash mob in the brain, temporarily taking over a certain chemical “receptor.” In some cases and with expert medical care, that can be a good thing. But cross that line, and it’s big trouble. That’s why ketamine could become the biggest advance in depression treatment in years,

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    7. The Link Between Trauma and Binge Eating

      It’s normal for past experiences to affect the way you act or feel. What you've done, seen, or lived through can even impact your eating habits -- in both good and bad ways. For example, you might happily host a weekly Sunday dinner because that’s what your mom did. Or, you might often overeat becau

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    8. Binge Eating Disorder vs. Night Eating Syndrome

      Do you often get out of bed for a midnight meal or to sneak a snack? Do you regularly eat a lot of food at night? You might have night eating syndrome. Or, depending on your other symptoms, you might have binge eating disorder. How do you tell the difference? Bingeing and night eating are two comple

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    9. Binge Eating: Keeping a Healthy Weight

      If you have binge eating disorder, getting well needs to be your No. 1 priority. You’ll first need counseling to find out why you are overeating and how to stop. When your bingeing stops, you’ll probably lose weight. Keeping that weight off -- and reaching a healthy weight -- is important for your o

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    10. Are You Eating Because You're Hungry or Emotional?

      Food provides our bodies with fuel, but that isn't the only reason you might eat. For many people, emotions play a strong role. For example, you might eat because you are: Happy (birthday cake!) Sad (who hasn't indulged in ice cream after a bad day?) Stressed (that 3 p.m. office chocolate break) Eat

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