High Anxiety in America Over COVID-19 High Anxiety in America Over COVID-19

Survey results show COVID-19 is affecting many Americans'mental health, which is not surprising. But one expert warns that if the pandemic goes on much longer anxiety levels could become much worse.Medscape Medical News
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(University of Surrey) Telephone interventions could be used to successfully treat symptoms of cancer such as fatigue, depression and anxiety, new research in the Cochrane Library reports. This could help patients receive the care they need during the current Covid-19 pandemic when face- to- face access with medical professionals is limited.
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The COVID-19 pandemic and its related containment measures—mainly physical distancing and isolation—are having detrimental consequences on the mental health of the general population worldwide. In particular, frustration, loneliness, and worries about the future are common reactions and represent well-known risk factors for several mental disorders, including anxiety, affective, and post-traumatic stress disorders. The vast majority of available studies have been conducted in China, where the pandemic started. Italy has been severely hit by the pandemic, and the socio-cultural context is completely different fr...
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According to Mental Health America (MHA), the number of people who screened positively for depression and anxiety using MHA ’s free and anonymousonline screening tool hasshot up dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic began.Using November 2019 to January 2020 average results as a baseline, MHA determined that 88,405 more people screened positive on depression and anxiety screenings than expected between mid-to-late February and May.More than 211,000 people took the screenings in May, compared with 69,626 in April, yet “severity continued to track equal to or higher than our pre-pandemic baselines,” accor...
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The number of Americans suffering from mental health disorders like anxiety and depression have more than tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey.
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Conclusions: This report describes the results of the first national survey assessing the impact of the covid-19 on Canadian medical oncologists and how they deliver systemic anticancer therapies. We hope that these data will provide a framework to address the challenges identified. PMID: 32489248 [PubMed - in process]
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From 2018-2019, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave more money to the World Health Organization than any entity except the U.S. government. With President Donald Trump cutting ties to the international health agency in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gates Foundation’s work has come into sharper relief than ever. Co-chair Bill Gates announced at the Global Vaccine Summit on June 4 that it will give $1.6 billion over five years to the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI), to help ensure that people around the world have access to vaccines, regardless of income. The Gates Foundation in 1999 pledged $750 million to he...
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Of the many things we miss from our pre-pandemic lives, hugging may top the list. We asked scientists who study airborne viruses to teach us the safest way to hug.
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The isolation, excess available time, and anxiety about illness or finances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to an increase in problem gambling behaviors.Medscape Medical News
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For most Americans, 2020 has already been a rough year — and it’s not even half over. A pandemic, natural disasters, economic decline, and, for many, the loss of a job have taken a toll on their mental health. “Stress is particularly acute when you’re experiencing a situation that is outside of your control,” says Dr. Kerry Ressler, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “You may feel stuck, frozen, or helpless.” After a traumatic period, even when things settle down, it can be difficult to move on and regain a sense of normalcy. Reducing stress and regaining your footi...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Depression Coronavirus and COVID-19 Mental Health Stress Source Type: blogs
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