Coronavirus: the pandemic is changing our brains – here are the remedies

Whether you had COVID-19 or just stressed out about getting it, your brain's hippocampus may have shrunk in the last few months.

Deniz Vatansever, Junior Principal Investigator, Fudan University • conversation
yesterday ~6 min

Tags:  brain  neuroscience  covid-19  depression  anxiety  psychology  coronavirus-2020  lockdown

4 tips to help kids to cope with COVID-19 anxiety

Watching coronavirus coverage can cause anxiety in your child. An expert offers some tips that will help.

Steven Siegel, Professor and Chair, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, University of Southern California • conversation
Aug. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  children  covid-19  coronavirus  media  anxiety  pandemic  news  k-12-education  worry  kids  childrens-anxiety  pandemic-parenting

Black men face high discrimination and depression, even as their education and incomes rise

The issues facing Black Americans are not confined to only racial discrimination. Gender plays a part too.

T.J. Curry, Professor of Philosophy, Personal Chair of Africana Philosophy & Black Male Studies, University of Edinburgh • conversation
July 21, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  education  depression  anxiety  gender  discrimination  police  black-men  black-women  stop-and-frisk

Quarantine bubbles – when done right – limit coronavirus risk and help fight loneliness

People are turning to quarantine bubbles as a way to see friends and family while limiting the risk from the coronavirus. Research shows that this can work, but it's not easy to be in a quaranteam.

Melissa Hawkins, Professor of Public Health, Director of Public Health Scholars Program, American University • conversation
June 17, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: health public-health mental-health anxiety pandemic transmission isolation friendship risk-management harm-reduction lonliness

Fear of needles could be a hurdle to COVID-19 vaccination, but here are ways to overcome it

What happens when we have a COVID-19 vaccine – and millions are afraid of a needle?

Amy Baxter, Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Augusta University • conversation
June 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  anxiety  vaccines  fear  vaccination  needles  needle-phobia

Flattening the mental health curve is the next big coronavirus challenge

A mental health crisis has begun, as social isolation from the coronavirus and loss of job, income and loved ones have left people reeling. A transformation of care is badly needed.

Jonathan Rottenberg, Professor of Psychology, University of South Florida • conversation
May 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus depression exercise anxiety psychotherapy mental-health-crisis

Coronavirus: how to beat anxiety when going back to work

There comes a point when we just have to let it go and give up control.

Olivia Remes, Mental health researcher, University of Cambridge • conversation
May 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 depression anxiety coronavirus-2020 health-anxiety

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

As reopening begins in uncertain coronavirus times, you need emotional protective equipment, too

As we return to work, the stress and anxiety from COVID-19 won't go away. Our experts have some tips on how to handle the new normal.

Julia Felton, Assistant Professor in the Division of Public Health, Michigan State University • conversation
May 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  anxiety  pandemic  stress  mindfulness  ptsd  coronavirus-anxiety

New study shows staggering effect of coronavirus pandemic on America's mental health

While there have been spikes across the board, some groups are suffering more than others.

Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University • conversation
May 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus depression anxiety young-adults millennials surveys gen-z

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