The past few weeks have been rather stressful, to say the least. And while normally you could just destress by spending some time with your friends or loved ones, this just isn’t quite possible, and you’re forced to deal with this by yourself for now.
It is hard living a successful life while coping with racism in America. African Americans must constantly monitor their own behavior whenever they are in public, knowing that the most innocent action might be interpreted as a threat and result in the police being called, or worse.
There are many studies that have been conducted and they all indicate that hallucinations in the elderly are quite common than in any other age group. There is also a lot of stigmas that are associated with hallucinations and it so happens that many people don’t report when it happens. Some facts about hallucinations are […]
There is an argument being made by some for “reopening the economy” regardless, of the number of Americans who may die from COVID-19 if social distancing measures are relaxed before the spread of the disease can be contained by testing and quarantining the infected.
What COVID-19 delirium can teach us about mental illnesses | Karen Lankford, PhD Neuroscientist Researcher
A number of recently recovered COVID-19 patients have begun describing vivid, and often frightening, hallucinations and delusions they experienced […]
Strokes Caused by COVID-19 Infections Raise Concerns About Mental Health Symptoms| Karen Lankford, PhD Neuroscientist Researcher
Now, more than ever, it is important to take cognitive and emotional symptoms seriously. There are many people suffering brain injury from COVID-19 […]
If you are feeling anxious these days… | Blog Post by Karen Lankford, PhD, Neuroscientist Yale University
If you are feeling anxious these days, it is because you have been paying attention. Anyone who had not been worried about their health, the health of their loved ones, their jobs, or their retirement savings is probably either under the age of three or has been in a comma for the past month. These […]
The developing nervous system uses many of the same chemical signals to organize brain structures that the immune system uses to fight serious infections. Therefore, infections such as a bad flu during pregnancy can increase the risk that the developing fetus will later have autism or bipolar disorder. (Depending on the time of the infection, […]
When you live with mental illness, taking good care of yourself is a top priority. But what if you’ve fixed your diet and exercise habits, developed tools to manage your condition, but still struggle to sleep? Sleep problems are common in people with mental illness, but they’re not insurmountable. These tips will help you solve […]
Four Basic things people get wrong about mental illness and addiction | Karen Lankford, PhD , Neuroscientist at Yale University
Until a few years ago, I paid little attention to the ways that mental illnesses and addiction were being discussed in the public arena.