Mental illness tied to increased mortality in COVID-19
October 2, 2020
“Pay attention and potentially address/treat a prior psychiatric diagnosis if a patient is hospitalized for COVID-19,” said Dr. Luming Li.
COVID-19: New guidance to stem mental health crisis in frontline HCPs
September 10, 2020
“Support needs to be deployed in multiple dimensions ... and include training in resilience, stress reduction, emotional awareness, and self-care strategies,” said Dr. Rachel Schwartz.
CDC data confirm mental health is suffering during COVID-19
August 14, 2020
The prevalence of symptoms of anxiety disorder alone was roughly three times that reported in the second quarter of 2019.
‘Staggering’ increase in COVID-linked depression, anxiety
July 31, 2020
“The problem is bigger than anyone imagined, making it clear how the pandemic is affecting people now,” said Paul Gionfriddo of Mental Health America.
Learn to anticipate, resolve difficult interactions with patients
July 24, 2020
Begin by recognizing the difficult situation and assessing how the patient, the environment, or you might be contributing to the problem, said Dr. Donald Black.
Human sitters in the COVID era
June 9, 2020
There are really no data upon which to base any sound ethics judgment about what should be tried, said Dr. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie.
COVID-19 ravaging the Navajo Nation
June 1, 2020
The Navajo are having to rely on the strength and resilience of traditional Navajo culture and philosophy to confront COVID, said Dr. Mary Hasbah Roessel.
Domestic violence amid COVID-19: Helping your patients from afar
May 27, 2020
In the United States, 2,345 calls were placed to the National Domestic Violence Hotline during March 16–April 6, 2020.
COVID-19: Psychiatrists assess geriatric harm from social distancing
May 27, 2020
“Certainly the appalling number of deaths in nursing homes is the No. 1 horror of the pandemic.”
COVID-19 and Mental Health Awareness Month
May 22, 2020
As a community, we must be prepared to meet the escalating needs of our population, said Dr. Eva Ritvo.