Psychology & Psychiatry

5 things the pandemic has revealed about the Australian psyche

The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned some of the most dramatic changes to Australian life in recent memory. We've had to adapt to a vastly different way of life to curb the spread of the virus, featuring unfamiliar challenges ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Q&A: Back-to-school mental health tips

Dear Mayo Clinic: My teenage son is looking forward to heading back to school this fall, especially after months of distance learning due to COVID-19. Sitting in front of the computer for hours was not easy for him. He says ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Measuring social networks of young adults with autism

As many have recently discovered, social connections are vital to a person's wellbeing. While social isolation is a core challenge associated with autism, researchers from Drexel University's A.J. Drexel Autism Institute ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

What stress does to the body and how to beat it

From daily struggles like work pressure to traumatic events like the death of a loved one, everyone has felt some form of stress. People also are experiencing new stressors caused by a global pandemic. Although stress can ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 adds to challenges for LGBTQ youth

Even before the pandemic, LGBTQ youth faced unique health challenges. Now, social isolation is heightening concerns about protecting their mental well-being.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Age, gender and culture 'predict loneliness'

Young people, men and people in "individualistic" societies report higher levels of loneliness, according to a large-scale global study.

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