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

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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

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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

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Why do we dream?

During times of stress and anxiety we either dream more or remember our dreams more often, as a way of coping with challenging circumstances and new information.

Jason Ellis, Professor of Sleep Science, Northumbria University, Newcastle • conversation
April 14, 2020 ~6 min

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Here's how Americans coped during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic

A survey of 500 adults in the US provides a snapshot of the ways people are dealing with life during a pandemic and how well they think they're doing.

Melissa Liu, Ph.D. Student in Psychology, IUPUI • conversation
April 9, 2020 ~7 min

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Feeling overwhelmed? Approach coronavirus as a challenge to be met, not a threat to be feared

A global pandemic is anxiety-provoking for most people. But modifying the way you perceive the situation can set you up to deal with it more effectively.

Bethany Teachman, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia • conversation
March 30, 2020 ~6 min

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Coronavirus: six ways of turning anxiety into positive mental health habits

We can use anxious thoughts as triggers to engage in activities that not only manage anxiety but to help us build positive mental health habits for the future.

Dusana Dorjee, Lecturer, Psychology in Education Research Centre, Department of Education, University of York • conversation
March 25, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  mental-health  covid-19  coronavirus  anxiety  wellbeing  mindfulness  meditation

Perinatal anxiety: one in five women experience it – but many still suffer alone before or after childbirth

Our research found that stigma often prevents women from getting help for this hidden illness.

Gini Harrison, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, The Open University • conversation
March 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  mental-health  pregnancy  anxiety  womens-health

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