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Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

Advocate for Yourself During the Pandemic

Navigate the new normal with grace and grit. In Florida, most schools have reopened for in-person instruction, restaurants and bars serve customers, and sporting events carry on. Soon enough, the holidays will arrive with their own set of social expectations.  And yet, the pandemic continues.  Reopening society is a dicey dance, moving one step forward,…

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How are you Coping? Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19

We have learned more about brain chemistry and mental health illness. But the stigma of being diagnosed with a psychiatric condition persists. “We’ve made some progress in the past 30, 40 years, but we still have some of those negative attitudes,” says Radu Saveanu, M.D. head of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of…

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Postpartum Depression in a Pandemic

Postpartum depression and anxiety are unfortunately common among women after childbirth, and the ongoing pandemic has only increased these concerns. Most parents or people who are thinking about becoming parents are aware of the risks related to postpartum depression. This condition is more severe than the typical “baby blues” and leads to prolonged sadness, loss…

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Gaslighting in the Time of Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has taken over much of our lives, and the damage can be seen not only in hospital intensive care units but also in the uptick of calls to helplines. As people navigate uncertainty, as work and economic stressors take their toll, mental health experts are reporting an increase in domestic abuse cases.…

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The Greatest Threat to Men’s Health? Loneliness

Blame the wife and kids. Blame the job or retirement. Blame social distancing. No matter what the reasons are, too many men tend to distance themselves from friends as they grow older.   While it may sound harmless, not maintaining relationships can be dangerous to your overall health and wellbeing. Originally published September 11, 2018…

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