COVID’s mental health fallout: How we’re targeting pandemic depression and anxiety

Although Australia is now largely COVID-free, the repercussions of the pandemic are ongoing. As the pandemic enters its second year, many people will be continuing to suffer with poor mental health, or facing new mental health challenges. The effects of recurrent lockdowns, fears about the effectiveness of the vaccines, restricted […]

Adverse Mental Health Symptoms Related to COVID-19 Remained High 6 Months Into Pandemic

(Reuters Health) – As of September 2020, the prevalence of adverse mental health symptoms remained high among Americans, a new survey finds. Rates of suicidal ideation, substance abuse, and symptoms of depression and anxiety in August and September were elevated above prepandemic estimates, especially among survey participants under age 65, […]

Psychiatrists’ Happiness, Well-Being Hit Hard by COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Events of the past year have taken a huge toll on the happiness, wellness, and lifestyles of many, but especially those in the healthcare field, including psychiatrists. The newly released Medscape Psychiatrist Lifestyle, Happiness & Burnout […]

Link Between Chronic Illness and Depression

By Lana Barhum Chronic illness and pain are generally associated with increased risk for depression, and depression is a common complication of being sick and in pain. In fact, the Cleveland Clinic reports that at least one-third of people living with a serious health condition will experience symptoms of depression. […]

Alzheimer’s Disease | Definition, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia worldwide (60-70% of all dementia cases) and is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Though around 10-15% of cases are genetic, the vast majority of cases are sporadic and attributed to many risk factors. There is, at present, no cure or disease-modifying […]