Persistent apprehension, worry and other anxiety symptoms can put you at risk of serious health problems. Take steps to ease your mind sooner rather than later.
Coping and support
Take on damaging judgments based on false stereotypes.
Take control of your mood and health. Explore the many depression treatment options and learn coping skills.
Is your child dealing with a mental health condition? Recognize the warning signs.
Treatments and drugs
Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most common types of psychotherapy. It focuses on specific issues and goals to improve your life.
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