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    Mind the Brain: Suicide Risk and the Global Pandemic

    May 19, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic is an unusual kind of natural disaster, but like other natural disasters, we are anticipating a high number of casualties. Unlike earthquakes and floods, these casualties will accumulate more slowly and, as a result, will be less visible. Building codes, evacuation plans and other disaster preparedness efforts have limited loss of life in recent natural disasters in the United States, but infectious diseases are more complex. Epidemics are not simple events in one geographic area with immediate damage and subsequent relief efforts mounted from other areas. Global travel and supply chains have spread the effects in ways that reduce the ability of other neighboring regions to provide disaster relief. The novelty of COVID-19 prevents the government and others from responding with as much confidence.
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    New insight into the neural circuitry underlying irritability and anxiety in youths when processing social threat

    Apr 21, 2020 by Department of Psychiatry
    Study author Joel Stoddard of the University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado, explained: “When I was early in my career, I began to appreciate that even though ‘anxiety’ and ‘irritability’ seem like straightforward symptoms, their presentation is often intermingled. We simply don’t know why they co-occur or conversely why a child might have one symptom but not the other.” PsyPost, April 21, 2020 ​ Read the full article here.
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    Mind the Brain: Mind the Drink

    May 12, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new stressors into everyone’s lives. It can be tempting to pour a glass of wine or grab a beer to help cope. However, during this public health crisis, what are the ramifications in regards to alcohol use and alcoholism?
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    Mind the Brain: Unstructured, Uncertain, Uneasy - Students During COVID-19

    May 4, 2020
    I talk (over video chat) to many students in the healthcare professions through my position at Student and Resident Mental Health at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Since the COVID-19 pandemic and its requirement for social distancing began in mid-March, a common theme in our conversations has appeared. These once ambitious, hardworking, stoic doers are surprised they can’t engage themselves in activities, despite having all this free time on their hands.
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    Mind the Brain: How COVID-19 is a Unique Threat to Mental Health

    Apr 28, 2020
    Steven Berkowitz, MD addresses how pandemics are different from other disasters, how COVID-19 is different from previous pandemics, and what you can do today to cope with this inordinate stress.
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  • How to Prevent Psychiatric Crises During a Pandemic

    Apr 22, 2020
    It’s not whether EDs have the capacity to conduct assessments and crisis evaluations for patients with psychiatric conditions that worries Scott Simpson, medical director of psychiatric emergency services at Denver Health and associate professor of psychiatry at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. It’s what will happen to patients after such assessments are made that worries him. “I think there are going to be a lot of challenges coming up related to transitions of care,” he said. Psychiatric News, April 9, 2020
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