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Best Doctors: Why One Woman Chose Life

October 3, 2018

After contemplating suicide, one writer shares her struggles with depression and why she decided to live. I didn’t look like someone who was depressed. I was a straight-A student at Ohio University, I’d just joined a sorority, and I was working at a summer job I loved at a swimming pool in my hometown of more »

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Best Doctors: Recognizing Elderly Depression

How to determine the difference between natural aging and red flags for mental illness. It’s easy to brush off Dad’s stubborn behavior or Mom’s forgetfulness as old age. But sometimes those false assumptions and stereotypes of growing old leave us incapable of understanding when seniors might actually need mental health care. With more than 200 more »

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Best Doctors: This Quiz Reveals Depression

Cleveland Clinic’s patient health questionnaire charts symptoms to help doctors screen for depression. This summer should have been the best time of Jackie Fyock’s life. The 52-year-old Latrobe, Pennsylvania, resident and her engineer husband, Sean, recently adopted their first child, a 9-year-old boy they fostered for more than a year. A 2015 diagnosis of stage more »

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The courageous fight to fix the NBA’s mental health problem

LOS ANGELES — I WAS JOSTLING for position with a gaggle of journalists and losing ground, sandwiched four-deep in a sea of bodies during media availability at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. It was hardly an ideal environment to broach such a sensitive, personal topic as mental health, but Cavaliers forward Kevin more »

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Best Doctors: 12 Common Mental Illnesses Defined, Treated

September 21, 2018

The brain is a complex organ, and mental illnesses are just as intricate. Doctors explain what to look for and how to manage each. It’s a harsh reality. Approximately one in five American adults experience mental illness each year, with one in 25 living with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or more »

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