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Behavioral Conditions (INACTIVE)

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  • Mental illness in America

    President Obama recently spoke at a White House conference on mental health. Well, it's about time. Every time I hear about a mass shooting -- just like the one this past weekend in Santa Monica, Calif. -- I immediately brace for the news that the...
  • Prescription drug abuse an American epidemic

    Women, we have a problem. According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control, American women are dying from drug overdoses and the misuse of drugs at an alarming rate. As a former judge who presided over a drug court, I have seen firsthand...
  • You can buy insurance on your college-bound child

    You can buy peace-of-mind insurance for just about anything these days, from appliances and electronics to cruises and plane tickets. Yes, there's even a policy to protect your rather substantial investment in the 18-year-old who will be strolling onto a...
  • Persistent, pervasive symptoms of depression during wintertime could be SAD

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been diagnosed with clinical depression. I'm taking duloxetine (Cymbalta), which helps. But I always feel more blue and have a hard time finding the energy to do my normal activities when fall and winter come. My neurologist...
  • Self-care steps can keep your heart healthy during the holidays

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that heart attacks are more common around the holidays? If so, why is that? What can people do to lower their risk? ANSWER: Heart attacks, along with heart problems in general, are more common around the holidays. Various...
  • Concerned parent should talk about suicide with teenage daughter

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter has struggled with depression as a teen, and sometimes I worry she may consider suicide. I don't want to make things worse by bringing it up, though. What are the signs that a teen may be thinking about suicide? Should I talk...
  • There are different factors to consider before resuming sexual activity after a heart attack

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How long after a heart attack do I need to wait to resume sexual activity? ANSWER: For men and women with cardiovascular disease -- no matter how young or old -- sexual activity is important to quality of life. But after a heart attack,...
  • Early diagnosis can make a big difference in child's ability to manage autism

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What symptoms should parents watch for if they are worried a young child may have autism? Is it possible to diagnose autism before age 2? ANSWER: With careful evaluation by an expert, diagnosing a child younger than 2 with autism is...
  • Many treatments available to help smokers manage withdrawal symptoms

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've tried to quit smoking several times. But when I get to the second week without cigarettes, I become depressed and anxious. Is this normal? Is there a way to avoid this part of withdrawal? It is by far the worst symptom and has...
  • Knowing what triggers anxiety not always necessary to successfully treat it

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 34 and over the past few months have been feeling anxious and worried more often than not. I've never had issues with anxiety or depression before, and can't pinpoint anything that's led to my anxiety. What causes anxiety? At what...
  • Bugnut 'reporter' makes mental health a political issue

    I cannot write this the way I want. Doing so would invade the privacy of too many people. But I can't be silent, either. Last week, you see, President Obama spoke before a conference of mental health advocates at the White House. It is necessary, he...