In the field of behavioral health, peer support workers – people who have faced similar stresses, trauma and mental health challenges to those they serve – have played a crucial role providing non-clinical, “experientially credentialed” support. That role has not abated during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent editorial…more.
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For over a year, the world has lived under the dark cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic, a global, population-wide traumatizing event that has impacted people in a variety of ways – physically, financially and emotionally. According to Maddy Reinert, Senior Director of Population Health, Mental Health America (MHA), the pandemic…more.
Help is Available for Frontline Health Care Workers Struggling to Manage Their Own Anxiety and Depression Resulting from COVID-19 Patient Care
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: To help meet the mental health needs of frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, our sponsor, the HealthWell Foundation, has launched a new fund to provide copayment assistance for behavioral health treatments. Through the COVID-19 Frontline Health Care Workers Behavioral Health Fund, HealthWell will…more.
This week, Real World Health Care interviews Suzanne M. Miller, PhD, Professor of Cancer Prevention and Control and Director of Patient Empowerment and Health Decision Making at Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC). Dr. Miller is on the Board of Directors of the HealthWell Foundation and the Society of Behavioral Medicine…more.
A Proper Diagnosis Shouldn’t Require a Doctor Scavenger Hunt. Here Are Tips to Help Your Doctor Find an Answer
Have you or someone you know been passed from doctor to doctor without a resulting diagnosis? According to Tufts University School of Medicine, the prevalence of undiagnosed diseases is significant, even for common chronic diseases. A disease as common as depression, which is estimated to effect two to four percent…more.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University sifted through over 18,000 studies on a potential treatment for pain, anxiety and depression, narrowing their meta-analysis to 47 scientifically rigorous clinical trials. The results, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, revealed what many have experienced over thousands of years: while it’s not a…more.