More than 25% of Americans face depression during COVID

One in four American adults is now likely to be experiencing symptoms of depression, a threefold increase from last year.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Sept. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 depression trauma money health-and-medicine

Trauma may increase cognitive decline with age

People who experienced trauma faced greater cognitive decline as they aged as compared to people who didn't face trauma, a new study shows.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Aug. 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cognition memory aging trauma brains health-and-medicine

Strong bonds later can’t erase early trauma for baboons

Having friends as adults doesn't ease early life trauma, a new study with baboons shows.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: stress trauma brains friends science-and-technology social-lives

Even videos of police killings can be traumatic

"...we are already mistrustful of law enforcement, watching police kill individuals who look like us or members of our families is traumatic."

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
July 17, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: anxiety journalism trauma featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine police-officers race-and-ethnicity

A ‘journey mindset’ can get you through pandemic stress

"A journey mindset helps us focus on the incremental changes and growth we accumulate along the way."

Stanford • futurity
July 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 anxiety stress trauma emotions featured health-and-medicine post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

Intervention gets kids who see violence at home more support

The right outreach "can play a critical role in identifying and linking children at risk of PTSD to early intervention mental health programs."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
July 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: trauma childrens-health abuse families health-and-medicine violence post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

Your coping and resilience strategies might need to shift as the COVID-19 crisis continues

As the pandemic drags on, uncertainty and fears about health and safety mix with confusion and challenges tied to re-opening society. You need flexibility when picking your coping strategies.

Steven Jay Lynn, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
July 13, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus psychology pandemic trauma resilience sars-cov-2 evidence-based problem-solving coping-strategies coping 911 post-911

COVID-19 is taking a major toll on our mental health

COVID-19 appears to be negatively affecting the mental health of the general population, health care workers, and patients.

Amanda Nybroe Rohde-Copenhagen • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 depression anxiety trauma health-and-medicine post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd pandemics

The psychological trauma of nurses started long before coronavirus

COVID-19 is traumatizing nurses. Yet nurses have suffered trauma for decades, often due to insufficient resources, and changes within the field have been slow.

Karen J. Foli, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Purdue University • conversation
June 23, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  mental-health  covid-19  coronavirus  pandemic  health-care  trauma  nurses

A perfect storm for medical PTSD: Isolation, intensive care and the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 patients are spending weeks in intensive care units, isolated and alone, knowing they have a disease that doctors don't fully understand. It's a recipe for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Scott E. Hall, Program Coordinator & Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Dayton • conversation
May 19, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health medicine mental-health covid-19 coronavirus depression anxiety psychology trauma social-distancing ptsd medical-care hospitals social-isolation patients

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