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

What's the point of grief?

A bereavement counsellor on grief, loss and longing.

John Frederick Wilson, Honorary Research Fellow, Director of Bereavement Services Counselling & Mental Health Clinic, York St John University • conversation
May 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: evolution depression trauma grief evolutionary-biology grieving bereavement five-stages-of-grief

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

We're measuring online conversation to track the social and mental health issues surfacing during the coronavirus pandemic

America's news reports and social media chatter open a window into the nation's psyche. An AI-based text analysis of these words shows that the coronavirus is driving up familiar social ills.

Amit Sheth, Founding Director, Artificial Intelligence Institute, University of South Carolina • conversation
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: social-media artificial-intelligence mental-health covid-19 coronavirus depression big-data pandemic social-distancing alcoholism new-coronavirus research-brief domestic-violence drug-addiction

Coronavirus: why self-isolation brings mental health strain for elite athletes

Why elite athletes may struggle more during self-isolation.

Keith Parry, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sport, Exercise & Health, University of Winchester • conversation
April 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 depression athletes sport athletics sports-psychology footballers

How hope can keep you healthier and happier

Hope can be acquired. How? Here are some suggestions from an expert.

Everett Worthington, Emeritus Commonwealth Professor of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University • conversation
March 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  depression  anxiety  aging  motivation  hope  forgiveness  heroes  social-support  willpower  positive-thinking

How chronic stress changes the brain – and what you can do to reverse the damage

Chemical changes in the brain associated with chronic stress can put our cognition and mood under serious strain.

Muzaffer Kaser, Clinical Lecturer, University of Cambridge • conversation
March 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  brain  neuroscience  depression  anxiety  stress  cortisol

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