We still don't know why some people develop mental health conditions while others remain healthy. Is there some environmental cause, a hereditary component, or a combination of the two? Come read about new information that supports a genetic factor.

Placebos are a great way for physicians and mental health researchers to observe how the mind affects overall health. People are often surprised to learn that the idea of taking medication can make them feel better. Read more about this phenomenon here.

Depression can be very difficult to cope with, especially when the usual methods of treatment don't seem to be working. Read about how a blogger with long-term depression was finally able to break free from her illness.

People who feel stressed, isolated and unable to get help are much more likely to consider suicide. It's important that they realize there are numerous resources available to them. Read about a new tool being used to screen for depression.

It's becoming increasingly important to find effective ways to treat anxiety disorders and depression in younger populations. Adolescents can be especially vulnerable to these illnesses because of the hormonal changes they experience. Read about how mental health conditions are affecting teens.

The way you feel about yourself can have a major impact on your overall health and lifestyle. For some people, a low self-worth can cause feelings of inadequacy or disappointment and eventually depression or anxiety. Read about how a woman overcame her self-doubt to live a richer life.

Depression and anxiety affect a significant portion of the population, and one can sometimes lead to the other. One population at risk for developing feelings of depression or anxiety is pregnant women. Find out how these two disorders can affect moms-to-be.

One of the most difficult things about getting treatment for a mental health condition is that there is no "one-size-fits-all" solution. Different people respond to treatment in different ways, and what works wonders for one person may do absolutely nothing for another. Find out how a researcher is trying new methods to help treat PTSD.

For some people, struggling with anxiety can eventually lead to depression. Depression is a very difficult disorder, and it can make anxiety even harder to deal with. Sometimes people who develop depression (especially in conjunction with anxiety) do not even realize what they have. Find out how to recognize depression here.

If you've been following along with the series, you're probably wondering what the research findings you have read about can be applied to your life. In this article, you will learn more about the strategies and techniques experts teach to people with depression and anxiety disorders to help them manage their condition.
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