Medications

LSD, a future anti-anxiety pill?

The craze for psychedelics used for therapeutic purposes is real. However, the scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness and explaining their mode of action in treating mental health disorders is still very thin. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Winter blues? It could be SAD

(HealthDay)—If winter gets you down, you may have a form of depression called SAD.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Health officials let COVID-infected staff stay on the job

Health authorities around the U.S. are increasingly taking the extraordinary step of allowing nurses and other workers infected with the coronavirus to stay on the job if they have mild symptoms or none at all.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 and PTSD: Assessing the pandemic's toll on mental health

Illness, grief, job loss, social isolation, uncertainty, and other pandemic-driven stressors have contributed to an increase in psychological distress on an unusually wide scale. As researchers and clinicians continue to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How does the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic affect mental health?

Leading experts have cautioned that prolonged effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may cause serious mental health problems. To deal with these problems, this study tracked nine psychiatric symptoms in the general population. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Neurological symptoms like fatigue common in mild COVID

Neurological and psychiatric symptoms such as fatigue and depression are common among people with COVID-19 and may be just as likely in people with mild cases, according to a new review study led by a UCL researcher.

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