Behavior & Mental Health Topics

Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health.

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Bipolar: Stability Comes in Stages

Fashionista Cassia Gold almost gave everything up. Then she decided it was time to get help. In this video, she shares how she coped with her bipolar diagnosis.

Addiction: The Bottom Is When You Stop Digging

Daniel blew through rehab centers and police stations just like he did drugs. By the age of 18, he was almost out of options. This is his story...

Addictions: My Worst Best Friend

Annie drank to get away from her life. She was completely isolated and called alcohol her best friend. Finally, she hit bottom--and found a way out.

ADHD: Always a Step Behind

Growing up, Allie felt like she was always behind her peers. After being diagnosed with ADHD, she learned how to transform her weaknesses into strengths. This is her story...

Adolescent Mental Health

Detailed information on adolescent mental health disorders, including schizophrenia, mood disorders, major depression, dysthymia, manic depression (bipolar disorder), teen suicide, anxiety disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, behavior disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, substance abuse/chemical dependence, and adjustment disorders

Adult ADHD: Battling Depression and Distraction

David struggled through school and work, never understanding why he couldn't stick to one project. Finally, at the age of 39, he was diagnosed with ADHD—and with medication and therapy, he has been able to focus on what's important.

Adult Children of Alcoholics: Breaking the Cycle

After growing up with an alcoholic father, Carey Sipp worked hard to ensure her children would have different lives. This is her story...

Alzheimer's Disease: The Scariest Thing

Since developing Alzheimer's, Jane Carney can't do everything she once could. Here, she describes how her life has changed and how she manages her disease.

An Eating Disorder's Legacy: Stopping the Cycle

Alice struggled with bulimia for 38 years, unknowingly passing it to her daughters. After one daughter gave her an ultimatum to either get help or never see her again, she decided it was time to get well. This is her story...

Angry? Read This: Bursts of Anger May Up Your Risk for Heart Attack

Want to protect your ticker? Quit being a ticking time bomb yourself. Dr. Martin explains the connection between anger and heart damage.