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June 21, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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Could COVID Conspiracy Theories Be Causing An Increase In Depression And Anxiety?

June 21, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in Frontiers of Psychiatry looked at whether conspiratorial beliefs about the COVID-19 pandemic post a mental health risk and the relationship between conspiracy thinking and symptoms of anxiety and depression among Polish adults. “My research looks at the relationship between the severity of belief in false information about COVID-19 and the severity of symptoms of anxiety and depression,” study author Pawel Debski told us. [More]

June 7, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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Is COVID Resulting In New Psychiatric Diagnoses Months After Infection?

June 7, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study out of Oregon State University looked at the risk of psychiatric diagnoses in the months after a COVID-19 infection. “Previous work during earlier parts of the pandemic reported a high risk of new mental health conditions occurring following COVID infection,” study author Lauren Chan told us. “This study was intended to determine if that risk still exists for patients in the US including patient data until Fall of 2021.” [More]

February 27, 2022
by Elizabeth Pratt

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High Levels Of Anxiety And Depression Among Disabled During Pandemic

February 27, 2022 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Those living with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic are experiencing high levels of depression and anxiety. Researchers from Yale, Oregon State University, Olin College of Engineering, Hiram College and Macalester College found that there has been a significant increase in the number of people with disabilities living with depression since the start of the pandemic. [More]

February 8, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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Does Having A Dog Help You Cope Better During The Pandemic?

February 8, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in PLOS One looked at depression, anxiety, and happiness in dog owners and potential dog owners during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. “Our study is about the role dogs may have played on owners’ psychological wellbeing when most of the USA was under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” study author Francois Martin told us. “We wanted to know if dog owners would show less signs of depression and anxiety, and if they would report a greater sense of wellbeing.” [More]