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Mental health is suffering

denverpost.com “Like the rug was ripped out from under me”: The mental health costs of coronavirus Studies have shown that isolation and loneliness may contribute to the health and mortality rates of older adults. There’s a 45% increased risk of … Continue reading

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Alcohol consumption increases

theconversation.com America is drinking its way through the coronavirus crisis – that means more health woes ahead The rise in off-premise sales of alcohol and home consumption will also likely affect interpersonal violence. Adding alcohol to a possibly violent situation … Continue reading

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distancing has psychological impact

sciencenews.org Social distancing comes with psychological fallout Problems associated with social isolation tend to crop up when the situation goes on beyond a few weeks, he says. Walling people off from one another for months means the secondary effects of … Continue reading

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Anxiety interferes with decision making

heysigmund.com How Anxiety Interferes With Decision-Making – And How to Stop it Intruding Anxiety tends to rule decisions by presenting us with all of the possible outcomes, particularly the bad ones. Decisions are then made around avoiding what we don’t … Continue reading

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Panic delays rational thought

psychologytoday.com You Can’t Reason With Panic From a biological standpoint, when we perceive danger, our amygdala begins the fight-or-flight response. At the same time, this response in the amygdala shuts down the cortex. Guess what the cortex does… it allows … Continue reading

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biological basis for risky behavior

Inside the Teenage Brain: New Studies Explain Risky Behavior Date: August 27, 2014 Source: Science Daily Florida State University Young man (stock image). “Psychologists, psychiatrists, educators, neuroscientists, criminal justice professionals and parents are engaged in a daily struggle to understand … Continue reading

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New clue for autism treatment

Children with autism have extra synapses in brain: May be possible to prune synapses with drug after diagnosis Reprinted from Science Daily Date: August 21, 2014 Source: Columbia University Medical Center In a study of brains from children with autism, … Continue reading

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New Alzheimer drug from Israel

Israeli researcher discovers Alzheimer’s drug by accident Professor Marta Weinstock-Rosin, who will be awarded Israel Prize for Medicine this year, hopes to find a medication to prevent brain degeneration. Linda Gradstein, The Media Line, March 13, 2014 Professor Marta Weinstock-Rosin, … Continue reading

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