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Lessons learned from effects of containment policies could help to mitigate impact in future public health emergencies.
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The best way to support women’s mental health is to implement policies that improve access to health care systems, family leave, food security, and housing, Dr. Elizabeth Fitelson said.
Source:The Wall Street Journal
Roughly 5% of adolescent girls suffered from eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia in 2020, said Dr. Evelyn Attia. The likely culprit: isolation and extended time on social media.
Source:STAT NewsDecember 9, 2020
Lack of contact and comfort from other people can slow the acceptance of the reality and meaning of a loss, and keep the intensity of grief “profound and at center stage,” Dr. Katherine Shear said.
- November 30, 2020
"Our guidance emphasizes the importance of building resilience in families. We should instead focus on “what’s strong” and consistently build those factors," said Dr. Evelyn Berger-Jenkins.
Source:New York TimesNovember 30, 2020
The key to enforcing mask laws, noted Dr. Robert Klitzman is to punish not people but the owners of buildings that ignore restrictions; Quebec, he noted, fines stores $4,500 if customers are unmasked.
Source:MARIE CLAIRENovember 24, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen says that the impact of the pandemic on queer people depends on who surrounds them—both physically and virtually.
Source:BusinesswireNovember 16, 2020
“The COVID-19 pandemic will be accompanied by a wave of mental health consequences for children, adolescents, and families,” said Dr. Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele.
Source:Psychology TodayOctober 30, 2020
"During this time of unprecedented isolation and separation, our pandemic dreams connect us to one another and to this terrifying moment in global history," writes Dr. Deborah L. Cabaniss.
Source:Popular ScienceOctober 8, 2020
“I think definitely more people are more anxious and depressed, but is it more illness? Is there an uptick in actual disorders? I don’t know,” says Philip R. Muskin.
Source:Verywell MindOctober 7, 2020
"People across political divides believe that leaders from the opposite side pose a significant threat to their way of life and the well-being of the country as a whole," says Dr. Jeffrey Cohen.
Source:InsideHookOctober 5, 2020
“V.I.P. syndrome occurs when a celebrity or otherwise well-connected ‘very important person’ receives a level of care not available to the average patient,” wrote Dr. Robert Klitzman.
Source:Verywell MindSeptember 28, 2020
"For children not physically attending school, it is important to build and maintain other meaningful social opportunities," says Dr. Anthony Puliafico.