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Light Therapy Might Help People With Bipolar Depression

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At a press conference in Japan on Monday, President Donald Trump blamed mental illness, not guns, for the Texas massacre. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Shooter's History Raises Questions About Mental Health And Mass Murder

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Brain Patterns May Predict People At Risk Of Suicide

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Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

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Dogs may not wash their paws compulsively, but some humans and canines have similar genetic mutations that may influence obsessive behavior. Ute Grabowsky/Photothek via Getty Images hide caption

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Anxiety-based school refusal affects 2 to 5 percent of school-age children. Some schools are employing new strategies to help these students overcome their symptoms. Anna_Isaeva/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Staying healthy and knowing how to find good health care is a big challenge for college freshmen leaving home for the first time. Mauro Grigollo/Getty Images/Cultura RF hide caption

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Reporter Andrea Petersen's personal reflections are threaded through her account of the science of anxiety and of fresh ways the medical community is devising to help sufferers of anxiety. kieferpix/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Mothers helping other mothers through the challenges of postpartum depression and anxiety makes Florida's mentoring program unique. Veronica Grech/Getty Images hide caption

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A Houston resident walks through waist-deep water while evacuating her home after severe flooding following Hurricane Harvey in north Houston. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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After Hurricane Katrina, Many People Found New Strength

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A patient is evacuated from Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, Texas, on Thursday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Expedites Help From Out-Of-State Health Care Providers

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Evacuees fill up cots at a shelter set up inside the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Health Issues Stack Up In Houston As Harvey Evacuees Seek Shelter

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Researchers aren't sure why strong relationships in adolescence seem to pay dividends later in life, but one hypothesis is that those bonds act as a buffer against depression and insults. Maria Fabrizio for NPR hide caption

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Some YouTube stars seek counseling and take breaks from online life to deal with symptoms of anxiety. Eva Bee/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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YouTube Stars Stress Out, Just Like The Rest Of Us

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Psychologist Jean Twenge says smartphones have brought about dramatic shifts in behavior among the generation of children who grew up with the devices. Image Source/Getty Images hide caption

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How Smartphones Are Making Kids Unhappy

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