Gearing Up for the ‘New Normal’

In “The New Normal,” Dr. Jennifer Ashton explores the mental health repercussions of the pandemic and ways to rebuild our overall health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #meditation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weight

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Music Therapy: Why Doctors Use it to Help Patients Cope

Music therapy is increasingly used to help patients cope with stress and promote healing.

#anxiety-and-stress, #cancer, #content-type-service, #harps, #hospitals, #music, #musical-instruments, #phobias, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #surgery-and-surgeons

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I Survived 18 Years in Solitary Confinement

The harrowing injustice I suffered as a boy should never happen to another child in this country.

#browder-kalief-1993-2015, #children-and-childhood, #eighth-amendment-us-constitution, #equal-justice-initiative, #florida, #juvenile-delinquency, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #prisons-and-prisoners, #solitary-confinement, #state-legislatures, #stevenson-bryan-a-1959, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘Busy Inside,’ a New Documentary, Explores Dissociative Identity Disorder

The condition, formerly called multiple personality disorder, affects a surprising 1 percent of the population.

#brody-jane-e, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #documentary-films-and-programs, #memory, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #spiegel-david-1945, #sybil-book, #world-channel-tv-network

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2 Passengers, Dog Slide Out of Moving Plane at La Guardia Airport

Delta Flight 462 was delayed for hours after a male passenger forced open a cabin door while the plane was taxiing. He and his companions slid their way out of the plane.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #delta-air-lines-inc, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder

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2 Passengers and a Dog Slide Out of Moving Plane at La Guardia

Delta Flight 462 was delayed for hours after a male passenger forced open a cabin door while the plane was taxiing. He and his companions slid their way out of the plane.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #delta-air-lines-inc, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder

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An Epic Israeli TV Drama Exposes War Wounds Old and New

Grappling with the traumatic opening of the 1973 war, when Israel feared destruction, the series “Valley of Tears” has prompted a national outpouring of emotion.

#defense-and-military-forces, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #veterans

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Bergamo’s Covid-19 Survivors Carry Scars Unseen and Incalculable

Plagued by guilt, anger and regrets, those still alive in the hardest hit place in Italy, and perhaps the world, grapple to understand how the virus has changed them.

#bergamo-italy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #funerals-and-memorials, #hospitals, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Army Agrees to Review Thousands of Unfavorable Discharges for Veterans

If approved by a federal judge, the settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit could result in thousands of veterans gaining access to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ full array of benefits.

#carson-alicia, #depression-mental, #kennedy-steve, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #traumatic-brain-injury, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

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I’m Jealous of the ‘Easy’ Pregnancy I Never Had

Processing the trauma, and envy, that followed losing a baby.

#anxiety-and-stress, #infant-mortality, #parenting, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #premature-babies

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‘A Hail Mary’: Psychedelic Therapy Draws Veterans to Jungle Retreats

Ayahuasca, a vomit-inducing hallucinogenic brew, draws thousands of people each year — including former soldiers — to jungle retreats that have become an unlicensed and unregulated mental health marketplace.

#amazon-jungle, #antidepressants, #costa-rica, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #mental-health-and-disorders, #peru, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

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Me, My Relationship and PTSD

Past and present find their place as a couple wades through what their future holds. And it’s all OK.

#dating-and-relationships, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #travel-and-vacations

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‘I Couldn’t Do Anything’: The Virus and an E.R. Doctor’s Suicide

Dr. Lorna Breen was unflappable — until she faced a new enemy.

#breen-lorna-m, #charlottesville-va, #columbia-university-medical-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #manhattan-nyc, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #quarantines, #shortages, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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U.S. Commandos at Risk for Suicide: Is the Military Doing Enough?

An unreleased report commissioned by U.S. Special Operations Command found deficiencies in the military’s suicide-prevention programs for its elite troops.

#iraq-war-2003-11, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-special-operations-command, #votel-joseph-l

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‘They Want to Kill Me’: Many Covid Patients Have Terrifying Delirium

Paranoid hallucinations plague many coronavirus patients in I.C.U.s, an experience that can slow recovery and increase risk of depression and cognitive issues.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delirium, #hallucinations, #paranoia, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #sedatives, #your-feed-science

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Tsunami or Ripple? The Pandemic’s Mental Toll Is an Open Question

Some health officials have forecast a steep rise in new mental health disorders. Others say the impact isn’t likely to last.

#antidepressants, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #disasters-and-emergencies, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emotions, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #kaiser-family-foundation, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #olfson-mark-1958, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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What Makes Some People More Resilient Than Others

The very earliest days of our lives, and our closest relationships, can offer clues about how we cope with adversity.

#content-type-service, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder

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Pandemic Has Increased Money Anxiety. Therapists Hope to Cure That.

Interest in financial therapy rose after the 2008 recession, as Americans confronted their fears about money. The field has become relevant again, professionals say.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #personal-finances, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy

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How to Reduce Your Risk of PTSD in a Post-Covid-19 World

It’s normal to feel a sense of hopelessness and loneliness in these times. But there are proven and proactive ways for you to get through it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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How Confinement During the Pandemic Has Affected Spain’s Children

Families everywhere can take lessons from Spain as it struggles to help children cope.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #spain

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‘I Can’t Turn My Brain Off’: PTSD and Burnout Threaten Medical Workers

Before Covid-19, health care workers were already vulnerable to depression and suicide. Mental health experts now fear even more will be prone to trauma-related disorders.

#anxiety-and-stress, #christianacare, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #fear-emotion, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nursing-and-nurses, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists

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Questions for Your Prospective Therapist, From Your Own Couch

Even if you’re meeting online, interviewing a therapist can help you determine whether or not the therapy is a good fit.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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After Our Nation Grieves, It Can Grow

As a war veteran, I know that trauma survivors can emerge with a deeper, richer appreciation of life.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #veterans

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