Coping with COVID-19: Resources for Managing Mental Health

Despite coronavirus, Trump keeps shaking hands(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Don't shake hands. Maintain a distance of 6 feet. Don't touch surfaces that could contain respiratory droplets. Don't touch your face. [It'svery hard tonot touch your face.]When your leaders fail to follow the most basic guidelines forpreventing the spread of COVID-19, trust and confidence are eroded.Trump coronavirus press conference an exemplar of what not to do  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)The coronavirus pandemic has raised (nearly) everyone's level of anxiety and stress. Rampant panic buying, superstore shelves emptied of toilet paper, selfish people hoarding hand sanitizer. Worries about elderly relatives, jobs, money, health care costs.If you already have a serious anxiety disorder, how can you possibly cope in the current climate of fear and uncertainty? What if one of the core recommendations to help prevent disease transmission is the very pathology you've worked so hard to overcome?Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderContamination fears cause many individuals with OCD to compulsively wash their hands. Meanwhile, the directive to frequently wash your hands with soap&water for 20 seconds could be quite triggering for some. The International OCD Foundation has provided helpful resources:Resources for the OCD and related disorders community during the COVID-19 outbreakIn times like these, what the experts are recommending temporarily becomes our new normal. This may mean that you need t...
Source: The Neurocritic - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: blogs

Related Links:

miR‑205 suppresses cell migration, invasion and EMT of colon cancer by targeting mouse double minute 4. Mol Med Rep. 2020 May 18;: Authors: Fan Y, Wang K Abstract Colon cancer is one of the most frequent malignant tumors, and microRNA (miR)‑205 is involved in the tumor progression. The present study aimed to explore the effects of miR‑205 on human colon cancer and its targeting mechanism. The levels of miR‑205 and mouse double minute 4 (MDM4) were determined via reverse transcription‑quantitative (RT‑q)PCR and western blot analysis. A luciferase activity assay was performed t...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
This article proposes strategies to ensure the ongoing effectiveness, efficiency and engagement of lectures transitioning from face-to-face to online delivery. Cognitive learning theory, strategies to promote learner engagement and minimise distraction, and examples of software affordances to support active learning during the lecture are proposed. This enables lecturers to navigate the challenges of lecturing in an online environment and plan fruitful online lectures during this disruptive time. These suggestions will therefore enable HPE to better meet the existing and future needs of regional, rural and remote learners ...
Source: Rural and Remote Health - Category: Rural Health Tags: Rural Remote Health Source Type: research
Conclusions: 60% of patients with MDD and/or AAD had at least one additional NCCD, which significantly increased the economic and humanistic burden. These findings are important for payers and clinicians in making treatment decisions. These results underscore the need for development of multi-pronged interventions which aim to improve quality of life and reduce activity limitations among patients with mental health disorders and NCCDs. PMID: 32468879 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2020Source: The Lancet Respiratory MedicineAuthor(s): James H Hull, Julie K Lloyd, Brendan G Cooper
Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2020Source: The Lancet Respiratory MedicineAuthor(s): Talha Khan Burki
Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2020Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular DiseasesAuthor(s): Alessandro Mantovani, Christopher D. Byrne, Ming-Hua Zheng, Giovanni Targher
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2020Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular DiseasesAuthor(s): Elisabetta Torlone, Camilla Festa, Gloria Formoso, Marina Scavini, Maria Angela Sculli, Elena Succurro, Laura Sciacca, Paolo Di Bartolo, Francesco Purrello, Annunziata Lapolla
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
New York City, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., is on track to slowly reopen. However, other states throughout the country are still experiencing increases in coronavirus cases. Tom Hanson reports.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Families across England will finally be able to see their elderly relatives again tomorrow, as millions of vulnerable people 'shielding' are allowed to spend time outdoors as the lockdown is eased.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
As if Covid-19 wasn't enough to worry about, now there is violence and civil unrest in big cities across the country. What is happening? It's like LA 92 again.
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums
More News: Agoraphobia | American Health | Anxiety | Blogging | Brain | Canada Health | Conferences | Coronavirus | COVID-19 | Depression | Epidemics | Epidemiology | H1N1 | Health Management | Hospitals | Jobs | Learning | Men | Neurology | Neuroscience | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | Outbreaks | Pandemics | Panic Disorder | Pathology | Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Psychiatry | Psychology | Respiratory Medicine | Trump | Universities & Medical Training | USA Health