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  1. Depression - Prevention

    There is little research on whether you can prevent a first bout of depression. But several studies suggest that exercise may help prevent a first bout of depression. 6,7 Exercise also may help prevent depression from coming back ( relapse ) and may improve symptoms of mild depression. 6,7 If you worry about getting depression,talk to your doctor. Regular screening for depression helps ...

  2. SAM-e - Topic Overview

    SAM-e is a supplement used to help treat depression and other conditions such as OA and liver disease. Learn more from WebMD.

  3. Social Anxiety Disorder - Home Treatment

    While counseling and medications are the most effective treatments for social anxiety disorder, you may wish to reduce your anxiety level at home by practicing a healthy lifestyle.

  4. Depression: Taking Antidepressants Safely

    If your doctor has prescribed antidepressants, following these guidelines can reduce problems and help you get the most benefit from your medicine.

  5. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Treatment

    Treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) usually includes professional counseling, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, and sometimes medicines, such as antidepressants. Treatment may also include education and other support.

  6. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Frequently Asked Questions

    About PTSD: What is PTSD? What are the symptoms of PTSD? What are some myths about PTSD? How common is PTSD? Treatment: How is PTSD treated? What types of counseling are used? Living with PTSD: What can I do to help my recovery? How does PTSD affect my emotional life? How does PTSD affect my family and community? PTSD and veterans: Do military personnel have special concerns? What is military ...

  7. Symptoms

    If you have binge eating disorder, you eat an extremely large amount of food within a 2 - hour period (a binge) at least 2 times a week on average for at least 6 months, are unable to control how much you eat during a binge, and feel very unhappy about bi

  8. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Military Concerns

    "Being in the Guard now is like a mandatory support group because they've all been there too." - Iraq war veteran Tim Young If you are in the military,you may have seen combat. You may have been on missions that exposed you to horrible and life-threatening experiences. You may have been shot at,seen a buddy shot,or seen death. These are types of events that can lead to post-traumatic stress ...

  9. Symptoms of Schizophrenia - Topic Overview

    There are several types of schizophrenia. The most common type is paranoid schizophrenia. Paranoid schizophrenia People with paranoid schizophrenia have frightening thoughts and hear threatening voices. This causes them to act afraid or to argue with other people. Sometimes they attack other people or objects in their surroundings because they are afraid of them. This type of schizophrenia ...

  10. Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder - Symptoms

    The main symptom of a panic attack is an overwhelming feeling of fear or anxiety, along with physical reactions. The symptoms come on suddenly, often unexpectedly, and the intensity usually peaks within 10 minutes. While most symptoms fade within 30 minut

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