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March 27, 2020

Coping with Isolation and Social Distancing

  • Anxiety, Patients and Families

In these unprecedented, uncertain times when many of us are isolated, stuck at home and separated from friends and family, fear and stress are natural reactions.  With so much of what is happening out of our control, it’s helpful to focus on what you can do to take of yourself and your family. Keep in mind people react to stressful situations in different ways.  

March 24, 2020

Online Support for People with Mental Health Conditions

  • Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Older adults, Patients and Families, Serious mental illness

While these unprecedented times are stressful for everyone, people with mental health conditions may face particular challenges. Many organizations offer ways to connect and find support online or by phone for general mental health and for specific conditions.

March 17, 2020

Could Psychedelics be Used to Treat Mental Illness?

  • Anxiety, Depression, Patients and Families, Trauma

There has been increased interest and research in psychedelics as a treatment for mental illness in recent years. A new review study concludes that while research is still preliminary, psychedelics, such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), show promise for treating conditions including treatment-resistant depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

March 12, 2020

COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts: Resources for Psychiatrists

  • Anxiety, What APA is Doing For You

With COVID-19 evolving rapidly across the world, APA’s Committee on Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters and the APA’s Council on International Psychiatry compiled the following list of resources for psychiatrists.

March 05, 2020

Rumination: A Cycle of Negative Thinking

  • Anxiety, Depression, Patients and Families

Rumination involves repetitive thinking or dwelling on negative feelings and distress and their causes and consequences. The repetitive, negative aspect of rumination can contribute to the development of depression or anxiety and can worsen existing conditions.

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