How to Help Relieve Dry Eyes

That gritty, itchy feeling in your eyes can arise from many causes, including too much screen time, and eye drops may only make it worse.

#anxiety-and-stress, #cataracts, #chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease, #content-type-service, #estrogen, #eyeglasses, #eyes-and-eyesight, #hormones, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #protective-clothing-and-gear

Veterans Struggle With Issues That Are Often Invisible to Others

Those who served in the wars that began after Sept. 11, 2001, are struggling with health problems, trauma and feelings of displacement and alienation.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #iraq-war-2003-11, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #september-11-2001, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans

A Black Veteran’s Wife Feared for His Safety. Officers Fatally Shot Him.

Gulia Dale’s wife was concerned for his safety when she called 911, in part because he had a gun. Minutes later, he was dead.

#black-people, #dale-gulia-iii-d-2021, #mental-health-and-disorders, #newton-nj, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #veterans

Months After Riot, Capitol Police Face Multiple Crises

The department that protects Congress is damaged and depleted following the Jan. 6 assault, with funding, staffing and operational problems plaguing a deeply demoralized force.

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Helping Runners With Long Covid Get Back on Their Feet

At many of the Covid-19 recovery clinics that have sprung up around the country, patients’ goals include their athletic ambitions.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #heart, #northwestern-memorial-hospital-chicago-ill, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #running, #veterans, #wearable-computing

Stress and Burnout Still Plague Front-Line Health Care Workers as Pandemic Eases

Doctors and nurses are reeling from new Covid cases, staff burnout and the prolonged stress of dealing with the pandemic.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #hospitals, #independence-day-us-july-4, #nursing-and-nurses, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #summer-season, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

A Rogue Climber Running From the Law Was Fleeing His Own Trauma

A former paratrooper became an “urban explorer,” scaling the tops of bridges and buildings to help ease his PTSD. He now faces criminal charges in several states.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #buildings-structures, #content-type-personal-profile, #depression-mental, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #trespassing, #veterans, #wright-isaac-b-1995

Virtual Reality Therapy Plunges Patients Back Into Trauma. Here Is Why Some Swear by It.

An experimental treatment seems poised to address a dire mental health crisis.

#anxiety-and-stress, #mental-health-and-disorders, #phobias, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department, #virtual-reality-computers

Youngest U.K. Lawmaker Takes a Break, Citing PTSD

Nadia Whittome said that it was important to be honest about her mental health struggles in the hope that it would normalize talking about the issue.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #labour-party-great-britain, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nottingham-england, #politics-and-government, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #whittome-nadia

Pandemic Status: Almost ‘Normal,’ but Not OK

The  invisible scars of critical illness will be with us for some time. 

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder

How MDMA and Psilocybin Became Hot Investments

Psilocybin and MDMA are poised to be the hottest new therapeutics since Prozac. Universities want in, and so does Wall Street. But some researchers are wary about this going too far.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #ecstasy-drug, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #start-ups, #venture-capital

Many Families Torn Apart at the Southern Border Face a Long and Uncertain Wait

Some parents are opting to try, once again, the dangerous trek north to rejoin the children who were kept in the U.S. by the Trump administration.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #guatemala, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists

MDMA Reaches Next Step Toward Approval for Treatment

A new study shows that MDMA, known as Ecstasy or Molly, can bring relief when paired with talk therapy to those with severe post-traumatic stress disorder.

#clinical-trials, #depression-mental, #doblin-richard-1953, #ecstasy-drug, #food-and-drug-administration, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #shulgin-alexander-1925-2014, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #veterans

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

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

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

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

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

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What Are the Benefits of CBD?

More than 60 percent of CBD users were taking it for anxiety, according to a survey of 5,000 people. Does it help?

#anxiety-and-stress, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #clinical-trials, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #hemp, #insomnia, #marijuana, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #research, #sleep

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

‘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

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

‘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

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

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.

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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

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

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

‘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

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

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