How to prep anxious kids to go back to school

An expert breaks down how parents can help kids stressed about the pandemic get back to school while watching for signs of emotional distress.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents anxiety stress childrens-health emotions featured health-and-medicine

Fitness tracker watches may boost your anxiety

Fitness tracker watches can give people lots of info about their activity and health, but that data can also lead to increased anxiety, researchers say.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Aug. 5, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: exercise anxiety health-and-medicine wearable-devices

Health workers report enough symptoms for depression diagnosis

Health care workers in the United States are struggling with a range of mental-health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers report.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 depression anxiety stress physicians nurses health-and-medicine

Top job for PTSD service dogs: Disrupt anxiety

"There has been some debate on what kind of training PTSD service dogs need to be effective and how their assistance may be different than what a pet dog can provide."

Abbey Nickel-Purdue • futurity
July 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: dogs anxiety pets health-and-medicine veterans post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

‘Pandemic fatigue’ marks a mental health crisis

Does COVID-19 have you feeling feeling anxious and exhausted? You're not alone. Will flattening the mental health curve be the next pandemic challenge?

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
July 20, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 depression anxiety stress sleep social-lives health-and-medicine pandemics

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

Technical interviews may pinpoint anxiety not skill

"Our study suggests that a lot of well-qualified job candidates are being eliminated because they're not used to working on a whiteboard in front of an audience."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: anxiety stress jobs software society-and-culture

TB medication could fight fear and anxiety

An antibiotic that treats tuberculosis could help fight fear and anxiety disorders when combined with therapy, researchers report.

Rachel White-UT Austin • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: anxiety memory antibiotics tuberculosis fear health-and-medicine medications post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

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

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