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    1. What to Do After a Binge

      If you have binge eating disorder, you know you can't really take back an over-indulgence. But there are ways to react to a binge that can actually help you prevent the next one, experts say. Learn from your binge, says Doug Bunnell, PhD, former president of the National Eating Disorders Association

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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    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. 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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    9. Schizophrenia: How to Avoid Caregiver Stress

      When a loved one's health needs are so significant, it might seem selfish to focus on your own needs. But taking care of yourself is a vital part of taking care of others. You are no good to your loved one if you're stressed out, burned out, and worn out. "Caregivers often feel that they need to do

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    10. 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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