With pandemic fears fresh, airborne anxieties are nothing new.
As wildfire smoke engulfed skies across eastern North America, it brought echoes of the coronavirus pandemic. Children were forced off playgrounds and cooped up inside. Adults dug out N95 masks. Brightly colored maps tracking public health threats presented a whole new language of risk.Source: The New York Times
Gender Differences in Mental Health Risk Among Frontline Health Care Providers
A new study finds women health care providers working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic were more than twice as likely than men to experience symptoms of major depressive, generalized anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorders.
For Hurricane Katrina Survivors, COVID-19 Brings a New Mental Health Toll
A new study shows that for some low-income mothers in New Orleans, the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with the same, or worse, mental health impacts as Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst national disasters in U.S. history.
Trauma Is Probably The Reason You're So Tired Right Now
You might expect, after a year of living with restrictions and extreme uncertainty, that at this point in the coronavirus pandemic ― with vaccines available in the U.S. and cities and businesses reopening ― people would be full of energy and enthusiasm, ready to get out and do things.Source: Yahoo! Sport
How Mental Health Shapes Recovery After a Disaster
When disaster strikes, people’s lives are changed in unexpected and unprecedented ways. Natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods, man-made disasters such as terrorist attacks and chemical warfare, and public health disasters such as the COVID-19 pandemic all cause individuals to suffer in a myriad of ways for which they are often unprepared.Source: Psychology Today
How Your Help Can Fund the Next Discovery in Women's Health Research
If the challenges of the past year have taught us anything, it is that we must continue working to understand all that we can about health and disease. And when it comes to sex and gender, we should not wait for the next crisis before addressing these critical components of our health.
One in Three COVID Patients Develop Mental Health Complications
One in every three patients develop a mental or neurological disorder, according to a new study published in Lancet Psychiatry that examined the medical records of 230,000 U.S. survivors of COVID-19. Up to 34% of them reported experienced these symptoms and of those, 13% had no recorded history of a mental or psychological complications. Up to 17% reported suffering from anxiety and 14% reported mood disorders. Others reported neurobiological imbalances, including stroke, dementia, or psychosis.Source: Legal Reader
The Pandemic Anniversary Is Coming. Here’s How to Cope
Although the coronavirus was circulating in the United States in January 2020, last March was full of harrowing firsts. Whether you eventually experienced the illness firsthand or not, your life undoubtedly changed—perhaps even devastatingly—in March 2020, when COVID-19 became a household name in the U.S.Source: Self
Emotional overload: The hidden cost of fighting Covid-19
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - With healthcare workers being at the forefront of the pandemic, they’ve seen countless tragic situations, ranging from healthy people growing dangerously ill to patients dying in hospital rooms without loved ones at their side.Source: WNDU 16News
Experience helps seniors power through tough times
Older adults are especially vulnerable physically during the coronavirus pandemic. But they’re also notably resilient psychologically, calling upon a lifetime of experience and perspective to help them through difficult times.Source: Boston Herald