Actor Mädchen Amick Talks Mental Health in NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

Photo of cover of Summer 2019 issue of NIH MedlinePlus magazine featuring Madchen AmickThe current issue of NIH MedlinePlus magazine brings you Riverdale and Twin Peaks actress Mädchen Amick talking about the stigma of mental health disorders and her son’s bipolar disorder. Amick opens up about her son’s situation, advocates for NIH research, and shares her message of hope. She says, “I want other parents to know that it is scary at first, but there can be a beautiful, bright future for the entire family.”

In addition to insights into and research on bipolar disorder, the issue also features:

  • New treatment for postpartum depressionThis mood disorder affects one in nine new mothers.
  • 5 things you need to know about binge drinkingThe first is that binge drinking can happen to just about anyone.
  • Tips for setting screen-time limitsPlus what scientists know about screen time so far.
  • Living with alopecia areataIn an ironic twist of fate, Angela Christiano, PhD, was already studying dermatology when she learned she had alopecia areata, a skin disorder that causes hair to fall out.

Through feature articles, personal stories, infographics, and more, NIH MedlinePlus helps explain how NIH turns “discovery into health.”

Check out this quarterly magazine online.

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