Almost half of NHS critical care staff show symptoms of PTSD, depression or anxiety

Almost half of NHS critical care staff suffered mental health issues in summer – now the situation is worse.

Kavita Vedhara, Professor of Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham • conversation
Jan. 14, 2021 ~7 min

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Six ways to 'reboot your brain' after a hard year of COVID-19 – according to science

The brain is surprisingly changeable.

Jianfeng Feng, Professor of Science and Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence , Fudan University • conversation
Dec. 31, 2020 ~8 min

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7 research-based resolutions that will help strengthen your relationship in the year ahead

Psychology studies suggest a variety of ways you can strengthen your bond and increase your satisfaction with your partner.

Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., Professor of Psychology, Monmouth University • conversation
Dec. 28, 2020 ~8 min

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How to outsmart your COVID-19 fears and boost your mood in 2021

One medication-free technique uses your emotions to release stress.

Laurel Mellin, Associate Professor Emeritus of Family & Community Medicine and Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco • conversation
Dec. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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New antidepressants can lift depression and suicidal thoughts fast, but don’t expect magic cures

Drugs like ketamine can relieve depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts, within hours, but they also carry risks that patients need to understand.

Nicholas Mischel, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences; Director, Interventional Psychiatry and Neuromodulation Research Program, Wayne State University • conversation
Dec. 21, 2020 ~8 min

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Why living in the future, rather than the past, is key to coping with lockdowns – new research

Being nostalgic about the past can lead to a sense of loss in tough times.

Amelia Dennis, PhD Researcher in Psychology, University of Surrey • conversation
Dec. 11, 2020 ~6 min

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Coronavirus dreams: how anger, sadness and fear crept in during lockdown – new research

The level of anger and sadness in our dreams may be related to how much we suffer mentally with social isolation.

Mark Blagrove, Professor of Psychology, Swansea University • conversation
Nov. 30, 2020 ~7 min

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More families are discussing end-of-life planning as COVID-19 cases rise – here's how to start the conversation

The pandemic is bringing up tough new questions as parents and grandparents develop advance care plans. Here's how to start the conversation.

Lindy Grief Davidson, Associate Dean for Curriculum & Instruction and Faculty, Judy Genshaft Honors College, University of South Florida • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~7 min

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With 250,000 US deaths, COVID-19 is triggering more end-of-life planning – and young people want in on the discussions

The pandemic is bringing up tough new questions as parents and grandparents develop advance care plans. Here's how to start the conversation.

Lindy Grief Davidson, Associate Dean for Curriculum & Instruction and Faculty, Judy Genshaft Honors College, University of South Florida • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~7 min

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Racial discrimination ages Black Americans faster, according to a 25-year-long study of families

A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.

Sierra Carter, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Georgia State University • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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