Kids Health

Whitney Port Needs 'Me-Time' to Keep Anxiety & Depression at Bay

Practicing self-care is not easy for busy moms who have been taught to consider the act selfish. This is why Whitney Port’s recent Instagram post during Mental Health Awareness Month is important to help fellow moms view self-care as absolutely necessary, not indulgent. Related story John Legend Warns New Dads About Those Early Postpartum Days […]

Health News

Did COVID-19 Stress, Uncertainty Stall Anti-smoking Push?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after COVID-19 upended life for millions of Americans, there are troubling signs that the coronavirus may have also slowed progress against another deadly health threat: smoking. Fewer smokers called quit-smoking hotlines last year and some smoked more, contributing to an unusual bump in cigarette sales — all in the middle […]

Health News

Survivors Struggle as Scientists Race to Solve COVID Mystery

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. There was no reason to celebrate on Rachel Van Lear’s anniversary. The same day a global pandemic was declared, she developed symptoms of COVID-19. A year later, she’s still waiting for them to disappear. And for experts to come up with […]

Health News

Psychiatrists’ Happiness, Well-Being Hit Hard by COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Events of the past year have taken a huge toll on the happiness, wellness, and lifestyles of many, but especially those in the healthcare field, including psychiatrists. The newly released Medscape Psychiatrist Lifestyle, Happiness & Burnout Report 2021 reveals how psychiatrists […]

Health Problems

Symptoms of hoarding

Compulsive hoarding is a mental health condition where the patient is unable to get rid of often meaningless and useless stuff so much so that it starts to encroach on his or her living space. The commonest manifestation is a house over full with stuff. Characteristic symptoms of hoarding The characteristics of compulsive hoarding behavior […]