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Mental Health

What I Learned In The Psych Hospital

When I was 14, I spent five days in a psychiatric hospital. It was where I really learned to value human touch.

My OCD Diagnosis Allowed Me To Stop Shaming Myself

Sometimes a diagnosis is a window into what *isn't* wrong with you.

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The Worst Thing About Lyme Disease Is What It Does To Your Mind

Lyme disease doesn't just affect your body. It can also cause paranoia, anxiety, depression, and sudden flashes of inexplicable rage.

My Brain Is On Fire: What It’s Like To Live With Misophonia

My own mother's voice causes me agony, but she's not the problem. The real problem lives within me.

Coming To Terms With My Grandmother’s Schizophrenia

In India, where mental illness is taboo, one grandson learns to better understand his grandmother.

What To Do When Your Teenager Has Depression

I was a teenager with depression. Here’s what parents need to know.

I Am A Psychopath, Studying Other Psychopaths

Dr. James Fallon was studying the brain scans of serial killers when he noticed something: their brains looked just like his.

How My Daughters Taught Me To Open Up About My Mental Health

It took my daughter's own battle with depression to recognize that for years, I'd been ashamed of my own mental health.

How To Talk To Someone With Dementia

Someone with Alzheimers or another memory-related disease can still have a fulfilling life, but the onus is on you to learn new communication skills to help them.

Why Are We Ashamed To Need Medication?

Our society's poisonous belief in mind over matter when it comes to medicine isn't just wrong. It's dangerous.