Two new research studies have looked into the neurologic manifestations of COVID-19 infections. One article states that the virus enters the lung causing inflammation and oxidative stress. This also then leads to platelet activation and aggregation, which can then lead to clot formation in the body.
Coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19, has affected over 8.7 million Americans and caused over 225,000 deaths as of October 26, 2020. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading US infectious disease expert and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases, declared this morning that we are still in the first wave of coronavirus.
Well, this is the new normal, for our foreseeable future. As Americans, we do a GREAT job of adapting to stressful circumstances. That being said, this is a life stressor for ALL of us around the country. Especially our youth. Pediatric and adolescent patients NEED structure.
Fear and anxiety about a new disease and its repercussions can cause overwhelming emotional responses to the people affected. In the case of CoVID-19, we are ALL affected. Our way of life, our freedom, our daily functions, really it’s been …
Is 2020 over yet? Well, we are more than halfway to 2021 thankfully, and it probably can’t come sooner our mental health may just depend on it. The riots made us forget about COVID-19 for about a week, and with phase 3 underway, it’s refreshing to see more people walking around and eating outside. Just remember, social distancing should still be practiced and PLEASE let’s continue to wear a mask.
Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is unfortunately a very common mental health disorder. People can develop flashbacks, insomnia, anxiety, etc after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event. If these feelings last more than a few months, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder1 and it may be time to seek help.
The novel coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID 19 has been ravaging the world for several months. And, it will likely have a lasting effect for even longer. For how long, no one truly knows. One thing for certain though is …