Showing articles tagged with "Mental Health"

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In 2020, even before COVID-19 increased many people’s anxiety and depression, nearly one third of University of Vermont Medical Center primary care patients reported mental health or substance use concerns.

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Public attention shifted to COVID-19, but the opioid epidemic is ongoing.

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Two years into a global pandemic, the many ways COVID-19 has affected our mental health is becoming clear.

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Experts offer tips to temper big feelings and big appetites.

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The pandemic exacerbated mental health issues, but experts are concerned with increasing rates of suicidal ideation in youth.

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5 reasons why historically marginalized groups face unique challenges when it comes to mental health treatment.

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Research shows food choice can slow cognitive decline and decrease anxiety and depression.

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Published on in Behavioral & Mental Health

COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives. We should give ourselves the patience and understanding to acknowledge how truly difficult this time is for both our physical and mental health.

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Physicians across the UVM Health Network are using video visits and telehealth appointments to meet the growing need for adolescent mental health care

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A time of togetherness after a long period of isolation may be downright anxiety-provoking. Expert guidance provides tips and tricks to prepare.

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Suicide is a leading cause of death for 15 to 24-year-olds. Lewis First, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont Children's Hospital, provides advice to parents when dealing with this difficult subject.

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An increase in alcohol or drug use, thoughts of self-harm or suicide: These are the obvious indicators of depression. But psychiatrist Robert Althoff, MD, Ph.D., says more subtle signs of depression may sneak up on you.

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Published on in Behavioral & Mental Health, COVID-19

In this Q+A, Aron Steward, Ph.D., Chief of Psychology at the UVM Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital shares her tips for understanding and improving your mental health after this very challenging year. 

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If there’s a silver lining to the last year, it’s that we figured out how to cope with an enormous amount of stress. The lessons we’ve learned will help us overcome future challenges, say the experts.