All articles by Mary Beth Maslowski
“Long-haul” COVID affects more than 7 million Americans. We speak with Joseph J. Trunzo, PhD, about his book “Long Haul COVID: A Survivor’s Guide, Transform Your Pain and Find Your Way Forward.”
After there was wide-scale public attention to a rap song dealing with suicide, the daily call volumes to the United States Suicide Prevention Lifeline were assessed.
A survey of health care providers found a lack of knowledge on idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) among physicians, and that the disorder is often misdiagnosed. We spoke with Richard Bogan, MD, FCCP, FAASM, associate clinical professor at the University of the South Carolina School of Medicine about IH and criteria for diagnosing this sleep disorder.
Data from the CDC on suicide deaths indicate a 5.6% decline in suicide deaths between 2019 and 2020 in the United States. We spoke with Christine Yu Moutier, MD, Chief Medical Officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) about this data.
Francis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the NIH recently spoke with Nora Volkow, MD, director of NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people struggling with substance use disorders and those who are trying to help them.
We spoke to Carl V Hill, PhD, MPH, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer of the Alzheimer’s Association about the results of the Alzheimer’s Association report, 2021 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures.
The American Psychiatric Association names their president-elect, Rebecca W. Brendel, MD, JD who will work for parity and practice, member engagement, accountability, professionalism, and self-regulation. She will assume the office of president in May 2022 at the APA Annual Meeting.
With food insecurity on the rise in the United States, we interview two authors of a study on food insufficiency in the US and its impact on mental health.
Researchers examined the prevalence of depression symptoms compared to clinically diagnosed depression, as well as the association of depression with mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
The purpose of this study was to determine if the habenula integrates rewards with cognition and emotion in obesity and susceptibility to energy imbalance as it does in the case of substance abuse.
While tensions may have been high on both sides of the aisle during the last presidential election, the proportion of Americans who say they are stressed about the presidential election has increased dramatically since 2016.
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