Why Your Brain Feels Broken

Pandemic stress and multitasking can affect memory in a real way.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #memory, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Why Your Brain Feels Broken

Pandemic stress and multitasking can affect memory in a real way.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #memory, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How to Beat Covid Insomnia

Can the “five S’s” used to calm fussy babies — swaddle, side or stomach position, shush, swing and suck — also help grown-ups snooze? A reporter finds out.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #content-type-service, #the-happiest-baby-on-the-block-book, #your-feed-selfcare

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As Pandemic Took Hold, Suicide Rose Among Japanese Women

Last year saw more women, but fewer men, take their own lives in Japan. For women there, the pressures of Covid-19 have been compounded.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #japan, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #takeuchi-yuko-1980-2020, #unemployment, #women-and-girls

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Is This the End of Tipping?

The restaurant industry is in crisis. But some see how bad things are for servers — including “maskual harassment” — as a unique chance to make life better.

#anxiety-and-stress, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customer-relations, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #service-industries, #sexual-harassment, #tips-and-tipping, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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If Winter Feels Extra Hard This Year, You’re Not Alone

Months of stress have left us exhausted, limited and wrung out. But even the iciest winters thaw eventually.

#anxiety-and-stress, #may-katherine-author, #winter-season, #writing-and-writers

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The Pandemic Probably Caused Your Hair Loss

Many doctors report an uptick in patients suffering from stress-related hair loss. Here’s what to do about it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #baldness, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hair, #hair-loss, #your-feed-selfcare

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Are Some Foods Addictive

Food researchers debate whether highly processed foods like potato chips and ice cream are addictive, triggering our brains to overeat.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #american-journal-of-clinical-nutrition, #anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #carbohydrates, #diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #fast-food-industry, #food, #loneliness, #obesity, #psychology-and-psychologists, #salt, #smoking-and-tobacco, #weight

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You’re Not Imagining It: The Pandemic Is Making Your Hair Fall Out

Many doctors report an uptick in patients suffering from stress-related hair loss. Here’s what to do about it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #baldness, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hair, #hair-loss, #your-feed-selfcare

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Mental Health Providers Struggle to Meet Pandemic Demand

With anxiety and depression on the rise during the pandemic, it has been challenging for people to get the help they need.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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The Rise of the Wellness App

They’re everywhere, but they can’t address the real problem: the alienation of 21st-century work.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #future-of-work-2021, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Oregon Is Vaccinating Teachers. It Might Not Be Enough to Reopen Schools.

Oregon is a case study in how Pacific Coast cities are lagging the country in resuming in-person teaching.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brown-kate-1960, #california, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #oregon, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-state, #western-states-us, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Grind Your Teeth? Your Night Guard May Not Be the Right Fix

Some experts say tooth-grinding is a behavior rather than a disorder, and the dentist’s chair isn’t the best place to address it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #apnea-sleep-disorder, #bruxism, #content-type-service, #head-body-part, #jaw-body-part, #neck, #sleep, #teeth-and-dentistry

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‘Right Now Feels So Long and Without Any End in Sight’

More than 700 people have been keeping digital diaries as part of Pandemic Journaling Project. It may be the most complete record of our shifting moods in this isolating year.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-lives-matter-movement, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diaries, #grief-emotion, #mexico, #north-america, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantines, #university-of-connecticut, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Despair Deepens for Young People as Pandemic Drags On

Experts paint a grim picture of the struggle with lockdown isolation — a “mental health pandemic” that should be treated as seriously as containing the coronavirus.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #youth

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Emptying the Dishwasher Can Enrich Kids’ Mental Health

Guiding children toward mastery of new skills can help them thrive — and get some household chores done at the same time.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting

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Is My Kid a Hypochondriac?

Or is she just living in a pandemic?

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #parenting

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The Pandemic Brought Depression and Anxiety. Reaching Out Helped.

Connecting with others on social media has helped ease the fear and loneliness of pandemic living.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media

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Can Technology Help Us Eat Better?

A new crop of digital health companies is using blood glucose monitors to transform the way we eat.

#anxiety-and-stress, #diabetes, #exercise, #food, #heart, #salad-dressings, #sugar, #wearable-computing

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The Brain Within the Brain of a Rising Tennis Queen

Iga Swiatek of Poland came out of nowhere to win the French Open in October. A sports psychologist was with her all the way.

#anxiety-and-stress, #australian-open-tennis, #melbourne-australia, #poland, #swiatek-iga-2001

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How to Help When Adolescents Have Suicidal Thoughts

Even when rates of suicidal ideation increase, there are ways to keep kids safe.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #jama-psychiatry-journal, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #pediatrics-journal, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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How Society Has Turned Its Back on Mothers

This isn’t just about burnout, it’s about betrayal.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

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America’s Mothers Are in Crisis

Is anyone listening to them?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #women-and-girls

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Got Climate Anxiety? These People Are Doing Something About It

Distress over global warming is increasing, but formal and informal support networks are springing up, too.

#anxiety-and-stress, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Health Care Workers Hit Hard by the Coronavirus Pandemic

Vaccines may be on the way, but many on the front-lines are burned out. Has the government done enough to help alleviate their stress?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #shortages, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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A Parallel Pandemic Hits Health Care Workers: Trauma and Exhaustion

Vaccines may be on the way, but many on the front-lines are burned out. Has the government done enough to help alleviate their stress?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #shortages, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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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.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #doctors, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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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.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #families-and-family-life, #food-insecurity, #income-inequality, #obesity, #weight

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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.

#alcohol-abuse, #anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-year, #social-media

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To Start a New Habit, Make It Easy

Removing obstacles makes it more likely you’ll achieve a new health goal. The 7-Day Well Challenge will show you how.

#anxiety-and-stress, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #exercise, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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6 Months Later, Covid Survivors Plagued by Health Problems

A large study of patients from a Wuhan, China hospital showed that a half-year later, three-quarters were struggling with problems like fatigue, depression and diminished lung function.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #lancet-the-journal, #lungs, #research, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #your-feed-healthcare

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Why Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

The pandemic taught us that when you take care of yourself, you’re also taking care of your family, friends and community. The 7-Day Well Challenge will show you how to focus on self-care in 2021.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #elder-care, #exercise

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‘Relapsing Left and Right’: Trying to Overcome Addiction in a Pandemic

Substance-abuse centers are shutting and relying on virtual programming, just as more and more people turn to drugs and alcohol.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-jersey, #new-york-state

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Some Covid Survivors Haunted by Loss of Smell and Taste

As the coronavirus claims more victims, a once-rare diagnosis is receiving new attention from scientists, who fear it may affect nutrition and mental health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #dalton-pamela-psychologist, #diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #monell-chemical-senses-center, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #united-states, #your-feed-science

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For a Healthier 2021, Keep the Best Habits of a Very Bad Year

Our 7-Day Well Challenge will show you how to build on the healthy habits you learned during pandemic life.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #exercise, #friendship, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #letters, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-year, #psychology-and-psychologists

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2020 Was One Big Stress Test

The pandemic gave us an unwelcome chance to find out what we missed, what we could do without — and how much risk we are willing to take.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #friendship

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Soothing Anxiety and Stress: Advice From the Year in Well

Exercise, new news habits, even dipping your face into an icy plunge pool are among the steps you can take for a mellower new year.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders

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A Year of Watching Earthly Beauty Burn

From orbit, satellites send tragic evidence of climate change’s destructive power. This film covers 10 days, Sept. 7-16, 2020, a period of intense fires activity in North and South America.

#air-pollution, #amazon-jungle, #anxiety-and-stress, #australia, #brazil, #california, #canada, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #china, #colombia, #colorado-state-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #earth, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #european-union, #fires-and-firefighters, #floods, #forests-and-forestry, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-laura-2020, #international-space-station, #marshall-tex, #new-zealand, #north-america, #oregon, #pantanal-brazil, #politics-and-government, #sacramento-calif, #seasons-and-months, #stanford-university, #texas, #united-states, #washington-state, #weather, #western-states-us, #wildfires

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Turn Your Sex Life Around

With all its stress and uncertainty, this year hasn’t exactly been a banner year for intimacy. But that can change.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sex

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How Having a Child With Autism Helps Me Ride Out the Pandemic

My life has been filled with uncertainty for a long time, but my son has helped me stay flexible, adjust expectations and persevere.

#anxiety-and-stress, #autism, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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China Long Avoided Talking About Mental Health. Then Covid Hit.

The government has deployed extensive resources to address the spike in depression and anxiety. But social stigmas and long-term challenges remain.

#anxiety-and-stress, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #insomnia, #politics-and-government, #psychology-and-psychologists

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How to Combat Pandemic Loneliness

Ways to seek support while social distancing.

#anxiety-and-stress, #loneliness, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines

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‘I Wouldn’t Have Known That My Mom Had Gone Through Menopause’

Why are we so unprepared for one of life’s inevitable transitions?

#anxiety-and-stress, #documentary-films-and-programs, #england, #estrogen, #hormones, #menopause, #vagina, #weight, #women-and-girls

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Parenting With Agoraphobia Is Hard. It’s Harder in a Pandemic.

When the virus spread, my family went into lockdown, and the rhythms and routines that helped me cope went out the door.

#agoraphobia, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #phobias

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The Psychic Toll of a Pandemic Pregnancy

Women who had Covid while expecting experienced guilt, shame and unhealthy levels of stress.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #maternal-mortality, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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For Cameron Kinley and Navy, the Army Game Can Give 2020 a Highlight

The rivalry is being played at West Point, the first time the game has not been at a neutral site in 77 years.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #kinley-cameron, #mental-health-and-disorders, #united-states-military-academy, #united-states-naval-academy

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The Hidden ‘Fourth Wave’ of the Pandemic

America hasn’t begun to face this year’s mental health crisis.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #seasonal-affective-disorder-sad, #winter-season

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This Is Your Skin on Stress

Psychological strain can show up as “stress skin.” Treating it is easier (and more affordable) than you think.

#antioxidants, #anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #cortisol-hormone, #meditation, #microbiology, #skin

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We Can’t Ignore the Human Cost of Lockdowns

Renewed restrictions may be necessary, but they have a heavy toll.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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A Rare Pandemic Silver Lining: Mental Health Start-Ups

Using teletherapy, metrics and matching algorithms, entrepreneurs are focusing on addressing aspects of the mental health care system that they view as broken.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #entrepreneurship, #mental-health-and-disorders, #small-business, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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