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Kansas doctor warns of increased risk of depression amid freezing temperatures, pandemic | WJHL

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT)— Kansas health officials and mental health doctors have warned of increasing feelings of isolation and lack of motivation since the coronavirus pandemic began. Now, as the state faces freezing temperatures this winter, they say that risk is increasing even more. Dr. Gregory Nawalanic, a psychologist with the University of Kansas Health System, […]

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Lincoln psychologist offers tips for seasonal depression & pandemic

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Thursday marks one year from when the World Health Organization coined COVID-19 as the new coronavirus disease. It’s been a long year coupled with frigid weather, so mental health and seasonal depression is at the forefront of health experts’ concerns. With more single digit and negative temperatures for at least the […]

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Doctor warns of increased risk of depression amid freezing temperatures, pandemic

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — Health officials and mental health doctors have warned of increasing feelings of isolation and lack of motivation since the coronavirus pandemic began. Now, as much of the midwest prepares for freezing temperatures, they say that risk is increasing even more. Get the latest weather forecast from FOX 8 Dr. Gregory Nawalanic, […]

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For seniors, pandemic has added to issues with mental health, isolation, depression

Portland area psychiatrists and aging advocates say many seniors have been suffering silently and alone. "They feel like no one cares about them." PORTLAND, Ore. — The pandemic has been difficult on everyone, but it has had a disproportionate impact on older adults. They're the most likely to contract COVID-19, to be hospitalized and to […]

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Study: Low-income middle-aged African American women with hypertension are likely to suffer from depression

By Bloomberg School of Public Health staff report / Published Feb 12, 2021 Low-income middle-aged African-American women with high blood pressure very commonly suffer from depression and should be better screened for this serious mental health condition, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers […]

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U.S. shale could face weeks of depressed oil production due to cold

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. deep freeze will wreak havoc on oil and gas production for several days if not weeks, according to industry experts, as companies deal with frozen equipment and a lack of power to run operations. FILE PHOTO: A pump jack operates in the Permian Basin oil and natural gas production area […]

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In ICU Clinicians, Depression and Anxiety Distinct From Burnout

Among intensive care unit (ICU) clinicians, a cross-sectional study suggested symptoms of depression and anxiety were clinically distinct from burnout. These findings were published in JAMA Network Open. The ICUs of 36 hospitals (53% public and 47% private) in Brazil were surveyed between 2017 and 2018. Participating clinicians (N=715) were assessed by a self-administered questionnaire […]

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Correspondent of the Day, Feb. 21, 2021: Isolation can harm and cause depression | Letters

Isolation can harm and cause depression At the start of the pandemic when seniors were dying, the decision was made to lock them away from their families. This worked and prevented more deaths. Now that a vaccine is available and we are more knowledgeable about how to control the virus, nothing has changed for those […]

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COVID-Related Depression Linked to Reduced Physical Activity | Pittwire

The U.S. spends more than $200 billion every year in efforts to treat and manage mental health, according to the most recent data from Mental Health America. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has only deepened the chasm for those experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety. This breach has also widened, affecting more people. New […]

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Pregabalin (Lyrica): reports of severe respiratory depression

Advice for healthcare professionals: pregabalin has been associated with reports of respiratory depression, in some cases without concomitant opioid treatment consider whether adjustments in dose or dosing regimen are necessary for patients at higher risk of respiratory depression, this includes people: with compromised respiratory function, respiratory or neurological disease, or renal impairment taking other CNS […]

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