Tag Archives: Anxiety

Health Anxiety Common as COVID Restrictions Loosen

July 14, 2021 — As restrictions lift and mask mandates become scarce, Americans are filling their social calendars and booking vacations. While some are rejoicing, health care professionals say others are emerging from the pandemic with more health-related fears. COVID-19 has caused more anxiety and depression for many over the course of the pandemic. A… Read More »

High rates of depression, anxiety, PTSD worldwide among health workers during COVID-19

A new systematic review of 65 studies from around the world involves a total of 97,333 health care workers and finds that 1 in 5 have experienced depression, anxiety, and/or PTSD during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Yufei Li, Nathaniel Scherer, and colleagues at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, U.K., present these findings… Read More »

Measuring the Impact of Maternal Anxiety on Children’s Social-Emotional Development

Over the last few years, the medical community has been using the term perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) to describe the spectrum of psychological symptoms women may experience during pregnancy or the postpartum period.  This shift reflects the realization that the term “postpartum depression” describes only the tip of a much larger iceberg; many… Read More »