Covid: Being alone in pregnancy due to hospital rules
Women reveal the "anxiety" caused by Covid rules that have seen them alone in hospital during pregnancy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Youth Stuttering Tied to Early Onset Type 2 Diabetes in Males Youth Stuttering Tied to Early Onset Type 2 Diabetes in Males
High cortisol levels due to social anxiety and chronic stress proposed as a mechanism.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Kids Aren't Scared by Medical Workers' PPE, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2021 -- Kids aren't scared when surgical staff wear personal protective equipment (PPE), and many feel reassured by use of the gear, researchers say. Anxiety is common before, during and after surgery, and can result in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Doctors, Facing Burnout, Turn to Self-Care
A growing number of programs aim to help doctors, nurses and medical students who are struggling with mental health issues during the pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Ellin Tags: Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders Doctors Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Suicides and Suicide Attempts Alternative and Complementary Medicine Source Type: news

Lockdown loneliness linked to surge in depression symptoms among older people
(Natural News) Older people’s mental health worsened during lockdowns as their loneliness put them at risk of depression and anxiety, according to a recent study led by researchers from the University of Exeter in the U.K. Published in the journal International Psychogeriatrics, the study revealed that a drop in physical activity levels was linked to symptoms of poor mental... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fear learning in veterans with combat-related PTSD is linked to anxiety sensitivity: evidence from self-report and pupillometry - Armstrong T, Federman S, Hampson K, Crabtree O, Olatunji BO.
Several studies have observed heightened Pavlovian fear conditioning in PTSD. However, it is unclear how fear conditioning in PTSD is related to risk factors for the disorder, such as anxiety sensitivity. Fifty-one combat-exposed veterans (20 with PTSD, 31... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prevalence and risk factors for anxiety and depression disorders in workers with work-related musculoskeletal strain or sprain in British Columbia, Canada: a comparison of men and women using administrative health data - Jones AM, Koehoorn M, B ültmann U, McLeod CB.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence and risk factors for medically treated anxiety and depression disorders among men and women with musculoskeletal strain or sprain work injury in British Columbia, Canada. METHODS: A retrospective population-base... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Associations between statin use and suicidality, depression, anxiety, and seizures - Ljung R, K öster M, Björkenstam E, Salmi P.
We commend Yasmina Molero and colleagues for their study on associations between statin use and neuropsychiatric outcomes. With use of a within-individual design, the authors compare the incidence of neuropsychiatric outcomes during periods on and off stat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Journal Retracts Study on Mental Health Effects of Negative News Journal Retracts Study on Mental Health Effects of Negative News
In March 2020, an article in The Conversation used the study's findings to argue that kids should reduce their television intake during the coronavirus pandemic to ward off anxiety.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Anxiety, Depression and Drinking During a Pandemic
People with anxiety and depression are more likely to step up their drinking during the COVID-19 pandemic than those without these mental health issues, an online survey revealed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anxiety, Depression and Drinking: An Unhealthy Combo During the Pandemic
MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2021 -- People with anxiety and depression are more likely to step up their drinking during the COVID-19 pandemic than those without these mental health issues, an online survey revealed. Alcohol use grew the most among young... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

There ’s No Easy Fix for Children’s Weight Gain
Experts advise families to avoid blaming themselves and to look for opportunities to congratulate children for healthy behaviors and good decisions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Obesity Food Insecurity Income Inequality Anxiety and Stress Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Exercise Families and Family Life Weight Source Type: news

Limbic neuropeptidergic modulators of emotion and their therapeutic potential for anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder - Marvar PJ, Andero R, Hurlemann R, Lago TR, Zelikowsky M, Dabrowska J.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is characterized by hypervigilance, increased reactivity to unpredictable versus predictable threat signals, deficits in fear extinction, and an inability to discriminate between threat and safety. First-line pharmacot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The psychological effects of musculoskeletal trauma - Kang KK, Ciminero ML, Parry JA, Mauffrey C.
Musculoskeletal injuries comprise a large percentage of hospital admissions for adults and often contribute to persistent daily pain as an illness; opioid dependence; disability; and complaints of increased depression, anxiety, and symptoms of post-traumat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Depression, anxiety, and coping during the COVID-19 pandemic among Indian expats in the Middle East: a survey study - Uvais NA, Nalakath MJ, Shihabudheen P, Hafi NAB, Salman CA.
OBJECTIVE: There are multiple studies indicating that the Indian expat population working in the Middle East is at a significantly high risk for developing anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic can pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Primary care assessment and research of a telephone intervention for neuropsychiatric conditions with education and resources: study design, rationale, and sample of the PARTNER randomized controlled trial - Rodie DJ, Fitzgibbon K, Perivolaris A, Crawford A, Geist R, Levinson A, Mitchell B, Oslin D, Sunderji N, Mulsant BH.
While most patients with depression, anxiety, or at-risk drinking receive care exclusively in primary care settings, primary care providers experience challenges in diagnosing and treating these common problems. Over the past two decades, the collaborative... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following burn injuries: a comprehensive clinical review - Lodha P, Shah B, De Sousa A.
Burns are a global public health problem with a large number of psychosocial and psycho- logical problems that may ensue after burn injuries. One of the commonest psychological problems seen after burn injuries is depression, anxiety and post-traumatic str... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What Causes Lethargy?
Discussion Lethargy is a common word used to describe a person who is drowsy, sluggish, listless and apathetic. Concentration may be difficult and they may have problems doing simple tasks. Many people actual mean fatigue or lassitude or being more tired when they use the word. In medical terms, lethargy is usually used to describe patients who have some type of excessive tiredness and usually have mental status changes with decreased alertness or arousal. Patients and health care providers both usually qualify the term and give more description to better communicate what is implied when using the term. This is true of man...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 25, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Adventurous play as a mechanism for reducing risk for childhood anxiety: a conceptual model - Dodd HF, Lester KJ.
In this conceptual article, we draw upon the literature regarding cognitive and behavioural factors that underpin childhood anxiety to outline how a range of these risk markers might be targeted through adventurous play. When children play in an adventurou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Forget ‘Dry January’ and Other New Year’s Resolutions
It seems a long time since we pledged to drink less, eat better, exercise more, cut spending and stop doom-scrolling. Be gentle on yourself: It ’s been a tough month. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Cramer Tags: Colleges and Universities Alcohol Abuse New Year Anxiety and Stress Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Social Media Source Type: news

Rachel Clarke: ‘NHS staff are burning with frustration and grief at this second wave’
The palliative care doctor and author on a year of Covid in UK hospitals and her hopes for the vaccine‘The air reeks of invisible danger’ - read an extract from Rachel Clarke’s pandemic memoir BreathtakingYou wroteBreathtakingtowards the start of the pandemic when you couldn ’t sleep. Did you envisage that the world would still be looking the way it does almost a year later?No, I truly did not. I started writing the book as a forlorn kind of nocturnal therapy at a time when cases were going down, it was midsummer, there was hope and optimism in the air. And although I was sure there would be a resur...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lisa O'Kelly Tags: Coronavirus NHS Hospitals Autobiography and memoir Health, mind and body books Culture Science Microbiology World news Society Source Type: news

Amanda Gorman and the Art of Being Unfinished and Imperfect
A version of this article appeared in this week’s It’s Not Just You newsletter. SUBSCRIBE HERE to have It’s Not Just You delivered to your inbox every Sunday. Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack, a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. —Leonard Cohen I am one of those people whose scars are visible—both physical and emotional ones. The scar you notice first when you meet me is on my upper lip. It’s not a surface mark; it’s an intractable knot that bunches the skin like an imperfectly mended hem. (My less tangible sca...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

PCOS Linked to Postpartum Depression, Prenatal Mood PCOS Linked to Postpartum Depression, Prenatal Mood
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with postpartum depression, and prenatal depressed mood and anxiety mediate the association, highlighting the need for prenatal psychological screening in this population, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Minsters must wake up to the Covid threat in nurseries
Responding to an Early Years Alliance report released today (Friday), which found that around half of early years staff don’t feel safe in their current working environment, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said:  “The report paints a stark picture of the fear and anxiety that nursery staff feel. “The​y’re in workplaces ​that are fully open during the lockdown with no social distancing, where masks can’t be worn and where testing isn’t taking place. It’s no surprise they feel ​so vulnerable. “New Department for&nbs...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release Jon Richards nurseries Source Type: news

Ministers must wake up to the Covid threat in nurseries
Responding to an Early Years Alliance report released today (Friday), which found that around half of early years staff don’t feel safe in their current working environment, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said:  “The report paints a stark picture of the fear and anxiety that nursery staff feel. “The​y’re in workplaces ​that are fully open during the lockdown with no social distancing, where masks can’t be worn and where testing isn’t taking place. It’s no surprise they feel ​so vulnerable. “New Department for&nbs...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release Jon Richards nurseries Source Type: news

AHA News: Anxiety Is Linked With Smoking – But How Is Still Hazy
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- In these stressful pandemic times, health experts have more reason to circle back to the link between anxiety and smoking: Does anxiety cause people to smoke? Or does smoking cause... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Protecting Mental Health of Families in a Pandemic
Credit: Unsplash /Melanie Wasser. By Ifeanyi Nsofor and Shubha NageshABUJA, Jan 22 2021 (IPS) Dealing with COVID-19-related city lockdowns has been exceptionally stressful, particularly for those parents who have had to balance work, personal life, children and elderly, providing home schooling or facilitating virtual learning, managing infection control within the home, and more, all while being disconnected from support services. Beyond all this, other mediators and moderators play a key role in outcomes for parents and children, including their function and adaptation – sociodemographic, exposure, negative events,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor and Shubha Nagesh Tags: Education Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Study highlights factors that predict success for treating canine behavioral disorders
(Frontiers) Canine behavioral problems are one of the leading causes of why pets are abandoned at shelters. Researchers have identified some of the key factors in both dogs and their owners that predict the success or failure of clinical interventions to correct problems like aggression or separation anxiety. This information may be valuable for veterinarians to provide better guidance to dog owners in future cases that require clinical intervention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Physician Happiness Outside Work Sees Sharp Drop in a Year: Survey Physician Happiness Outside Work Sees Sharp Drop in a Year: Survey
Those who are'very happy'dropped from 43% to 20% in 1 year. But one fourth of respondents said they have no anxiety about their futures, even as the pandemic wears on.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Separation anxiety
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Leslie, M. Tags: Biochemistry, Cell Biology Feature Source Type: news

Stressed Out By the News? Here's Tips to Help Cope
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 -- Be kind to your heart and health and turn off the news, doctors say. Northwestern University experts suggest checking in on current events a couple of times a day and no more. Constant updates can fuel anxiety and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Causes Anxiety in Cancer Patients
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Childhood neglect leaves generational imprint
(Elsevier) Early life experiences can have an outsized effect on brain development and neurobiological health. New research is showing that those effects can be passed down to subsequent generations, reporting that the infant children of mothers who had experienced childhood emotional neglect displayed altered brain circuitry involved in fear responses and anxiety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drinking during COVID-19 up among people with anxiety and depression
(New York University) People with anxiety and depression are more likely to report an increase in drinking during the COVID-19 pandemic than those without mental health issues, according to a new study by researchers at NYU School of Global Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Loneliness hits young people harder during lockdown
(University of Copenhagen - The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) People under 30 and people with a history of mental illness experience the highest levels of loneliness and anxiety during COVID-19 lockdown. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and their international collaborators investigate how mental health is affected by the pandemic across Europe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anthea Turner's sister Wendy reveals how she found a way out of her despair 
Anxiety and depression have been part of TV presenter Wendy Turner-Webster's life for just about as long as she can remember. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient hopes Canada will introduce regulations for psychotherapy with 'magic mushrooms'
As the first terminally ill cancer patient in Canada to legally use so-called magic mushrooms to treat anxiety, Thomas Hartle is hopeful that more temporary approvals from the federal government signal a permanent regulatory regime may be in the works. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Face-to-face and cyber-victimization: a longitudinal study of offline appearance anxiety and online appearance preoccupation - Zimmer-Gembeck MJ, Rudolph J, Webb HJ, Henderson L, Hawes T.
Most adolescents and young adults navigate seamlessly between offline and online social environments, and interactions in each environment brings with it opportunities for appearance concerns and preoccupation, as well as victimization and teasing about ap... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Many parents say teens with anxiety, depression may benefit from peer confidants at school
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Three-quarters of parents in a new national poll think peers better understand teen challenges, compared to teachers or counselors in the school. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Turn it down: how to silence your inner voice
Your internal monologue shapes mental wellbeing, says psychologist Ethan Kross. He has the tools to improve your mind ’s backchatAs Ethan Kross, an American experimental psychologist and neuroscientist, will cheerfully testify, the person who doesn ’t sometimes find themselves listening to an unhelpful voice in their head probably doesn’t exist. Ten years ago, Kross found himself sitting up late at night with a baseball bat in his hand, waiting for an imaginary assailant he was convinced was about to break into his house – a figure conju red by his frantic mind after he received a threatening letter...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Cooke Tags: Psychology Science Coronavirus US news Medical research Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Livestream Event: Managing Stress and Anxiety
NIMH hosted a livestream event on managing stress and anxiety during the pandemic with NIMH expert Dr. Krystal Lewis on Thursday, January 14, 2021. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » NIMH Expert Dr. Krystal Lewis Discusses Managing Stress & amp; Anxiety
On January 14, 2021, NIMH conducted a livestream event on managing stress and anxiety with NIMH expert Krystal Lewis, Ph.D. Dr. Lewis discussed coping techniques on how to maintain your mental health during the pandemic and when to get professional help. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

How to Reimagine Your Relationship to Alcohol
For many, January is a month to rethink how much they imbibe, whether they ’re worried about heavy drinking or just looking for a reset. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julia Bainbridge Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Alcohol Abuse Content Type: Service Anxiety and Stress Alcoholics Anonymous National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on primary care-recorded mental illness and self-harm episodes in the UK: a population-based cohort study, The Lancet Public Health
In Apr 2020, incidence of primary care-recorded depression reduced by 43%, anxiety disorders by 47 · 8% and first antidepressant prescribing by 36 · 4%, vs. expected rates; consequences of which could include patients subsequently presenting with greater severity of mental illness (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news