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Oswalt: Exciting Progress to Reduce Virginia Mental Health Shortages | Columnists

Deborah Oswalt Sometimes the predominance of a large complex problem prevents it from being solved. This may certainly be true of the mental health crisis that Virginia is currently experiencing. The COVID-19 pandemic and social stressors have caused depression, anxiety, panic disorder and other mental states across the state in extremely large numbers of Virginians …

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Digital health interventions find a link between symptoms of anxiety and depression

A digital health intervention provided via a smartphone showed that current anxiety symptoms predict both current and later depressive symptoms. In a 12-week, therapist-supported digital health intervention provided by a smartphone for symptoms of anxiety and depression, the researchers found that the symptoms of the two conditions overlapped and varied together. The intervention also showed …

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People with mental health problems are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 results

In a recent study published in the CDC Emerging infectious diseases diary, the researchers assessed the links between mental health conditions (MHCs) and severe outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). People with MHC may be at increased risk of severe COVID-19 results after hospitalization. Most previous studies have been limited by the small sample size …

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Reduction of opioids associated with increased overdose and mental health crisis lasting up to 2 years

Is there a dose reduction in patients on stable opioid therapy, long-term overdose and mental health risks? Researchers at the UC Davis Center for Health Policy and Research have studied the potential long-term risks of opioid dose reduction. They found that patients on stable but higher doses of opioid therapy, whose doses were reduced by …

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Mental health is more important now than ever than anyone who helps scale the decision

Mental health AdobeStock_301954199 Talking about how people have access to mental health care has become one of the most important issues today. While people are looking for new avenues for therapy beyond the traditional 1: 1 therapist-client model, Real’s mental health platform prides itself on being a tool that can bring meaningful practice to a …

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The study shows changes in the mental health of Europe’s elderly population during the COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers in Denmark recently assessed the impact of the 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19) on the mental health of older people. The results show a slight increase in the risk of loneliness in the study population. However, during the pandemic there is an overall reduction in the risk of depression and sleep problems. The study …

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