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    Mind the Brain: Times are Strange, but Uncertainty is Nothing New: Managing COVID-19 When You or a Loved One Has OCD

    Jun 16, 2020
    These are uncertain times, and uncertainty is familiar territory for people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). OCD sufferers have more difficulty tolerating uncertainty and are more likely to feel uncertain in situations where others would not (1, 2). Compulsions are driven by the quest for certainty.
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    Mind the Brain: Feast or Famine - Navigating Food and Body Image During the Pandemic

    Jun 9, 2020
    Have you seen these sorts of social media posts? Society has framed the quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic as a recipe for disaster; being stuck at home, close to snacks with nothing to do but sit around. Weight loss, working out and dieting are being pushed as necessities to help you come out of this pandemic feeling refreshed and renewed. Ideas like these ignore the fact that this is not a vacation, and that while we may have extra time on our hands, it does not mean that we have the bandwidth or the finances to cook, eat healthy or work out regularly. For many of us, our routines—and the feelings of security that go with them—have disappeared, and this can cause a disruption in eating patterns and self-image.
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  • Steven Berkowitz

    Controlling the Chaos: Expert Offers Tips on Shielding Our Minds

    Jun 4, 2020
    “There’s already a kindling that’s saturated with gasoline, and it doesn’t take much to set it off,” Berkowitz said, alluding to the cloud of COVID-19 followed by the uprising against police brutality after the recent death of George Floyd.
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  • Bob Freedman

    Extra Choline May Help Pregnant Women Decrease Negative Effects of COVID-19 on Their Newborns

    Jun 4, 2020
    Pregnant women who take extra choline supplements may mitigate the negative impact that viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19, can have on their babies, according to a new study from researchers in the Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
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  • Jason Williams

    Colorado health experts detail COVID-19 impact on mental health, young people

    Jun 4, 2020
    Children are experiencing more stress as well during this time, said Jason Williams, director of operations of the Pediatric Mental Health Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He’s also a professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Channel 7, May 14, 2020
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    Mind the Brain: Motherhood and Mental Health During COVID-19

    May 26, 2020
    Late last year, a collaboration of organizations focused on maternal health made the declaration that 2020 would be the “Year of the Mother.” While this announcement was already timely in many ways, it is unlikely that anyone anticipated what was to come in 2020, and how a global pandemic would impact pregnant and postpartum women.
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