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Sex, spies and psychoanalysis in 'Waiting for Sunrise'updated: Fri Apr 27 2012 08:02:00

"Waiting for Sunrise," the new novel from acclaimed British author William Boyd, is an evocative mix of sex, spies and psychoanalysis.

Medical mystery solved in New York?updated: Fri Feb 24 2012 21:57:00

HLN's Dr. Drew reports on new developments in the story of several girls suffering from an unusual medical ailment.

Twitching mystery patients show signs of recoveryupdated: Fri Feb 24 2012 21:57:00

Doctors for several people in New York suffering from a mystery disorder that led them to develop tic-like symptoms say their patients are starting to feel better.

Money Magazine: Beat stress for lessupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 16:34:00

This year the end of the holidays probably didn't bring the usual stress relief; there are still worries about unemployment, a flailing housing market, and a volatile stock market, all of which may be taking a toll on your health.

How charitable are today's celebrities?updated: Sat Dec 17 2011 07:26:00

Celebrities are no strangers to charity work: Bono created his ONE campaign to fight global poverty, Angelina Jolie travels the world as a United Nations good will ambassador, and the recently named "Sexiest Man Alive" Bradley Cooper reportedly donated thousands of dollars worth of winter clothing to homeless people in Philadelphia, where he's filming his latest movie.

Lindsay Lohan misses "Ellen" but on track for judgeupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 21:32:00

Lindsay Lohan missed her flight back home from a Hawaiian vacation, but she will be back in Los Angeles in time for an important court appearance Wednesday, her spokesman said Tuesday.

When classmates let the secret out of the sleigh bagupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 08:07:00

When out on the playground, there arose such a clatter -- because little Tommy told all his classmates there was no such thing as Santa Claus.

Should I still be grieving my horse's death?updated: Tue Nov 15 2011 10:03:00

Is it crazy that I still feel this bad from my horse's death four years ago? This horse was my life. He died of cancer on November 20, 2007, when I was 12, and I've been affected by his death ever since. I feel as if I can't talk to anyone about it, because they expect me to be over it by now, but I just can't. I tried telling my mother once, but she told me point blank that she didn't understand why I was still upset, and that it was a little silly for me to still be this hurt by his death. I write my feelings in a notebook sometimes when I can't think, but all that's happening is making me feel worse. There are nights where I just break down crying until I can't breathe. Sometimes I think I'm depressed, but I'm scared to tell anyone. What should I do?

Music therapy for veterans with PTSDupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 08:44:00

Guitars for Vets is a volunteer organization dedicated to putting instruments in the hands of veterans with PTSD.

Former prosecutor slams Lohan rulingupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 13:29:00

Jane Velez-Mitchell gets reaction from the former prosecutor in the Lindsay Lohan case about recent the probation ruling.

Lindsay Lohan released from jail shortly after checking in updated: Mon Nov 07 2011 13:29:00

Actress Lindsay Lohan was released from jail early Monday morning, just hours after she was booked in, authorities said.

Art project combines war, therapy -- and toysupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 12:42:00

War and toys: two words rarely associated with one another.

Seeing war through toysupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 12:42:00

Brian McCarty discusses photographing toys as art and his new project, War-Toys.

Lohan judge: 'You need structure'updated: Thu Nov 03 2011 06:03:00

Lindsay Lohan admits to violating probation as a judge outlines her jail terms.

Lindsay Lohan gets jail time for probation violationsupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 06:03:00

Lindsay Lohan must start serving a 30-day jail term next week after admitting that she violated her probation on a necklace theft conviction, a Los Angeles County judge ordered Wednesday.

Analyzing Obama: Two psychoanalysts wonder what president is thinkingupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 11:21:00

Lately, it appears that President Barack Obama has all but given up on trying to work with Republicans.

OCD in children: 'A darkness has overtaken me' updated: Tue Oct 11 2011 09:49:00

Alissa Welker would switch the lights on, off, on, off, on, off -- however many times it took to feel "right." When she was 9, she'd spend the equivalent of an adult workday doing these kinds of rituals. She also washed her hands excessively, avoided sick people and barely ate because she feared food poisoning.

People.com: Casey Anthony Ordered to Pay Florida $100,000updated: Fri Sep 16 2011 18:10:00

Anthony must reimburse police for lying to them, Judge Belvin Perry rules

People.com: Casey Anthony Is Undergoing Psychological Treatmentupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 12:34:00

The Florida woman has been seeing a grief counselor and will soon see a psychologist, a source tells PEOPLE

What's the next step in fighting depression?updated: Tue Sep 13 2011 11:12:00

I have had depression for almost seven years. I saw a psychiatrist and therapist for eight months, two years ago; it made me feel worse. I started to see another psychiatrist and therapist last November; it only mildly helped. I tried Prozac first, but when the dosage increased, I started to have hallucinations and delusions. I was then prescribed Celexa (disrupted my sleep greatly) and then Cymbalta, which showed no change. I also was given several sleep medications. Medications just do not seem to work; they all have side effects. I just moved and have not found more doctors here. My depression and sleep problems seem to get worse with every day. What should my next step be?

How can I control my panic attacks?updated: Tue Aug 30 2011 10:24:00

I've been having a lot of panic attacks, almost every day; sometimes when I'm working, dealing with the kids or just nothing at all. I'll get shortness of breath, chest hurts on both sides or just one side, and a lot of my heart skipping a beat. And it scares me. I'm 29 years old and in good health. How can I control this?

Miami Dolphins star has borderline personality disorderupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 16:19:00

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall is known as much for his headline-grabbing troubles off the field as he is for his standout play on it.

April: Dolphins star stabbed, wife chargedupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 16:19:00

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall was stabbed in the abdomen Friday evening. Authorities charged his wife.

'Playdating' other families: How to make It workupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 12:31:00

You inspect the crowd, casually admiring and judging the people who pass by. Then someone catches your eye. You immediately zoom in. There's just something about her that seems intelligent, interesting, intriguing. Should you walk over there? If so, what do you say?

Why do I always think about food?updated: Fri Aug 12 2011 07:23:00

I have a question/problem regarding overeating. Being a college student and food science major, I am constantly thinking about food. I currently play Ultimate Frisbee and occasionally play badminton and go running. I eat extremely healthy, but the problem is I constantly think of food. Therefore, I overeat, and I gained 16 pounds in less than two years. Is there any way to control my self-will? I would like to lose 10 pounds. I am 5 feet 3 and 120 pounds, but it's not like I can cut out unhealthy food in my diet. Eating less is difficult because I do not want to go into starvation mode. Quick advice please?

Music soothes anxiety, pain in cancer patientsupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 18:50:00

Singing, playing an instrument or even just listening to music may lessen anxiety in cancer patients and improve their overall quality of life, according to a new analysis of previously published research.

Saying 'I do' while studying at the 'U'updated: Mon Aug 08 2011 14:50:00

While most college students are hooking up on the dance floor or checking each other out by scrolling through Facebook profile pictures, a small number of students are doing something really counter-cultural -- they're getting married before they graduate.

Alcohol and anxiety a risky mix for someupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 17:43:00

Many people who experience chronic feelings of anxiety about social situations, work and relationships, or other aspects of everyday life often reach for a beer or a glass of wine to quell their unease.

People.com: Lindsay Lohan to Judge: I Can't Afford Private Counselingupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 14:14:00

A judge gives the actress 21 days to show proof she's seeking psychological treatment

Can depression cause inability to focus?updated: Tue Jun 21 2011 10:13:00

I am a college student, recently diagnosed with depression, and am taking steps to figure out if I have ADHD because of a tremendous inability to focus and retain information. It is almost like, when I'm trying to focus on something someone says, it slips right through me like water. I am curious to know what prospects I have of gaining my cognitive abilities back if I start taking Lexapro or other antidepressants. If these are going to impair my ability to concentrate and focus even more, then I am not sure how to weigh the cost-benefits of taking them, because I am in school. In short, are antidepressants more helpful or hurtful to my cognitive functions? Can I look forward to reversing the concentration and memory retention problems I am currently undergoing?

What would help for Weiner look like?updated: Thu Jun 16 2011 10:46:00

It seems like there's therapy for everything these days, including sending photos of yourself in various states of undress to members of the opposite sex on the Internet.

Weiner seeking treatmentupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 10:46:00

Rep. Anthony Weiner is seeking treatment as fellow members of Congress pressure him to resign.

Can I ask my therapist personal questions?updated: Tue Jun 14 2011 10:04:00

I am curious about the working relationship of therapist and patient. I have always been aware that there is a boundary. But I also think it is human nature to make assumptions. So, of course, I make assumptions based on the way my therapist responds to some of my comments. The bad thing is that I don't feel I can ever ask if my assumptions are correct since some of them would be somewhat personal. On the other hand, I sometimes think this information would be helpful to know because I think I would trust the therapist a little more (since education and life experience are two different things). I know with my previous therapist I made several assumptions that I now know are wrong. Because of those assumptions, I feel like it slowed my progress down. So, what is that line? Can I ask questions, knowing that although I can't have, nor do I need to know, all the details of my therapist's personal life, can I ask basic information to try go get a better understanding of my therapist?

Poetry, film give voice for OCD sufferersupdated: Sat May 14 2011 13:40:00

"I'm edging towards being a recluse, but choose daily to fight for release from this crippling prison."

Is my antidepressant use risky to my future kids?updated: Tue Apr 19 2011 12:48:00

I am a 21-year-old female set to graduate from college in May. I have been taking antidepressants since roughly my senior year of high school, so approximately four or five years. I have been on Xanax, Cymbalta, Effexor, Paxil and Wellbutrin. I am currently taking only the Paxil and Wellbutrin together (in conjunction with birth control pills, which I have been on since my freshman year of college). I just read your answer about the effectiveness and safety of taking antidepressants long term, and my question is this: Since I am fairly young, and may be taking antidepressants for several years, how do I transition when I marry and decide to have children? I know that Paxil can result in serious birth defects, but it is working very well for me. What would I do instead?

How can I reveal painful things in therapy?updated: Tue Apr 05 2011 11:48:00

I have been seeing a therapist for several weeks, and I am having trouble disclosing several issues. These issues are extremely personal and embarrassing. Do you have any suggestions to help me talk about these extremely personal, painful things?

Are psychiatric advance directives worthwhile?updated: Tue Mar 15 2011 11:19:00

Do you think it is worthwhile to have a psychiatric advance directive?

Support seminars help couple after affairupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 09:43:00

The shocking discovery of an affair nearly devastated their marriage, but a series of couples support seminars helped repair and strengthen their bond.

Sex therapist teaches couple how to have funupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 08:51:00

A lack of intimacy caused their relationship to stagnate -- until a sex therapist helped them reconnect, both physically and emotionally.

Study supports use of 2 controversial treatments for chronic fatigueupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 03:03:00

British researchers reported Friday that two controversial treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome appear to be more effective than a third, more commonly accepted treatment, and none of them appears to be linked to major safety problems.

Charlie Sheen in private rehabupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 12:43:00

HLN's Susan Hendricks has the latest on Charlie Sheen's situation.

Addiction relapse: Part of chronic illnessupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 12:43:00

Actor Charlie Sheen has begun at least his fourth stint in rehab after he was taken from his home to a hospital by ambulance last week.

Does depression mean I'll be on meds for life?updated: Tue Jan 18 2011 12:10:00

I was recently scared by someone who told me that they have a depression that has "no cure," meaning they have to be on medication for life. This scared me because I am currently going through a depression and I DO NOT wish to take any medication.

Training helps post-prostate bladder woesupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 11:20:00

Prostate-removal surgery can provide peace of mind to men who hav prostate cancer, but the procedure often carries an unwelcome and hard-to-treat side effect: leaky plumbing.

Lindsay Lohan spends time with dad in rehabupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 10:19:00

While Lindsay Lohan deals with drug addiction at the Betty Ford Center, the actress is also working through her very public differences with her father, Michael Lohan.

Will I need to stay on my depression meds forever?updated: Tue Oct 19 2010 10:26:00

NOTE: This expert answer was originally published on December 8, 2009

People.com: Source: Lindsay Lohan 'Really Needs Help from Professionals'updated: Thu Sep 30 2010 22:29:00

The troubled actress checks into the Betty Ford Center for the weeks before an important court date

People.com: Lindsay Lohan Ordered to Psychotherapy Treatmentupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 15:48:00

The actress "is serious about her sobriety" her attorney tells the new judge overseeing Lohan's case

Can psychedelic drugs treat depression?updated: Tue Aug 24 2010 08:06:00

Pamela Sakuda, 57, was anxious and depressed. After two years of intensive chemotherapy for late-stage colon cancer, and having outlived her prognosis by several months, she'd finally lost hope. She was living in fear and was worried how her impending death would affect her husband.

Engaged couples fight divorce ratesupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 10:18:00

"If it's your first marriage, you've got a 50-50 chance," Doyle Hamilton said, looking around the room. "If it's your second, you've got less than that."

What are alternatives to antidepressants?updated: Tue Jul 06 2010 08:34:00

To treat depression, what remedy do you suggest other than antidepressants? I'm taking 200mg of Zoloft, but I feel just as depressed as I did two years ago. My sex drive has virtually ended. Is there not another way to treat depression? Possibly talk therapy once or twice a week?

Do psychologists still listen to Freud?updated: Tue Jun 08 2010 10:01:00

David Weiss sat down on his therapist's couch on Thursday troubled by moments of emptiness that made him ask himself, "Is this it?" After talking it through with her, however, he realized that such experiences could be peaceful, and even welcome, if he viewed them with a different mind-set.

Small town may have caused killer to 'snap'updated: Thu Jun 03 2010 12:23:00

Detectives in England are retracing the bloody trail left by mass killer Derrick Bird to determine what drove the "well-liked" taxi driver to slaughter 12 of his neighbors in a picturesque corner of Cumbria.

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