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    1. How to Clean Up Your Clutter Act for Good

      Take a look around your house. Do you see papers piled on counters? Clothing stuffed into drawers? Linen closets that look like war zones? You may have a clutter problem, and it could be affecting you more than you know. A cluttered environment can limit your ability to focus and process information

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    2. 6 Common Depression Traps to Avoid

      When Orion Lyonesse is getting depressed, she turns into a hermit. She doesn't want to leave the house (not even to pick up the mail), and she cuts off contact with her friends and family. "The more I'm alone, the deeper the depression gets," Lyonesse, an artist and writer in Lake Stevens, Wash., te

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    3. Going to Rehab

      If you can’t stop using alcohol or drugs, even when your use harms your health, job, or family, you may need to go to rehab. That’s the common name for a drug rehabilitation center. It can be part of a hospital, or it can be a single facility, that offers intense care for addiction. Doctors, nurses,

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    4. Hoarding: More Than Just a Mess

      Judith Kolberg is accustomed to walking into cluttered homes. As a professional organizer, the Decatur, Ga., woman helps clients straighten messy closets, tame stacks of paperwork, and bring order to their chaos. In the past 25 years, she’s also entered the homes of about a dozen people who could be

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    5. Life After Rehab

      You’ve seen it in the tabloids: The celebrity with a history of drug or alcohol problems checks back into a treatment center -- or loses their life because of addiction. We shake our heads and wonder what went wrong. Here’s the thing: Relapse is a common part of the ongoing recovery process. Just li

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    6. Helping Your Loved One Get Schizophrenia Treatment

      If your friend or relative with schizophrenia won't get treatment, there are steps you can take to help. First, listen to his concerns in an open-minded, supportive way. Then talk about how treatment will help. Explain that he has an illness and it's treatable. "You'd get treatment for diabetes or h

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    7. Is It Possible to Prevent Schizophrenia?

      Schizophrenia is a complex illness that may partly involve your genes. But other events in your life may also play a role. Scientists are edging closer to figuring out if there are ways to lower the risk of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia can sometimes run in families, but there isn't one specific gene

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    8. How to Talk to Others About Schizophrenia

      If you or a loved one is being treated for schizophrenia, you may be hesitant to tell others about the condition. But explaining the illness to friends and family is an important step on the way to setting up a support network. Here are some tips to help get that conversation going. There are a lot

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    9. Helping a Loved One Stick With Schizophrenia Meds

      People with schizophrenia often stop taking their meds, but there are steps you can take to help your loved one stick to a treatment plan. Keeping up with medication is important. Without medication, your loved one is at risk for a relapse. Educate yourself. Patients often need family support to sta

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    10. Schizophrenia: How to Take Care of Your Health

      If you're getting treated for schizophrenia, take good care of yourself to live a fuller, more satisfying life.  "You can increase your confidence and energy, reduce disorganized thoughts, and even become more involved in social activities," says Jacqueline Simon Gunn, PsyD, a New York City psycholo

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