Tag Archives: COVID-19

The Academic Response to COVID-19 – A survey report

SummaryDespite the massive disruption, researchers’ day to day work has not been significantlyaffected by COVID-19 at the time of the survey, with many able to continue theirprofessional role throughout. Many researchers expressed that policy makers had not sufficiently taken scientific … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and the Epigenetics of Learning

Covid-19 is a natural phenomenon that has rapidly upended much of the cultural infrastructure of societies across the globe. Education, which in recent years increasingly tied itself to notions of global culture and markets, is deeply threatened by these changes … Continue reading

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Pandemic Leads to Higher Depression, Anxiety and Fear

During the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, people reported an increase in symptoms of depression, fear, anxiety, psychological trauma, and suicidal ideations. The COVID-19 pandemic led to higher levels of depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies and psychological trauma among American … Continue reading

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Why males may have a worse response to COVID-19

As a respiratory toxicologist and researcher investigating sex differences in the respiratory system, I was intrigued to read a recent study on sex-specific responses to COVID-19 that suggest that men are, actually, more vulnerable and suffer more from this disease. … Continue reading

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Political leaders’ attitudes toward COVID-19 risk are highly infectious – just like climate change denial

Coming from a political leader, Trump’s words and behaviors downplaying the risks are potent. My research as a professor who studies risk perception shows that in a highly polarized environment, political leaders’ rhetoric can play a significant role in shaping … Continue reading

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Perinatal Anxiety and Depression During Covid-19

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak places perinatal women at higher risk of developing anxiety and depression. Uncertainty, fear, and confusion in medical, social, economic, occupational and political aspects of life in the US add to existing stressors that … Continue reading

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COVID‑19 Epidemic Peer Support and Crisis Intervention Via Social Media

This article describes a peer support project developed and carried out by a group of experienced mental health professionals, organized to ofer peer psychological support from overseas to healthcare professionals on the frontline of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China. This pandemic … Continue reading

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Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Children during the COVID-19 Epidemic

Although the knowledge base regarding children’s responses to trauma and adverse events in general has been expanding, descriptions of their responses during epidemics remain scarce. Yet their vulnerability makes this an important group to study. Several studies have documented the … Continue reading

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The Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19 and Physical Distancing

The Need for Prevention and Early Intervention.  Since the first case of novel coronavirus disease 2019 TheworldwideCOVID-19 pandemic, and efforts to contain it, represent a unique threat, andwe must recognize the pandemic that will quickly follow it—that of mental and behavioral illness—and implement … Continue reading

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Music therapy to reduce stress and improve wellbeing in COVID-19 pandemic

• In an emergency situation it is possible to put in place a remote MT support intervention. • Clinical Staff define this structured intervention as empathic, supportive and professional. • MTps were able to create a remote therapeutic relationship with Clinical staff (CS). • Self-administration of music … Continue reading

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