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It’s a major life milestone, the first time many U.S. teens have ever been on their own. Even in normal times, freshman year in college can be a jumbled mix of anticipation, uncertainty and emotional highs and lows.
Next in the vocabulary lesson are probiotics, foods containing bacteria that positively influence the gastrointestinal microbiome. Prebiotics are chemical compounds that promote the flourishing of these good bacteria. Now, let us address the provocative question in a recent study published in the British Medical Journal.
Mental health therapists’ caseloads are bulging. Waiting lists for appointments are growing. And anxiety and depression are rising among Americans amid the coronavirus crisis, research suggests.
"The impact on children who exercise at least an hour a day is huge," Darius Howard, district manager of Spokane's MUV Fitness, said while calling from his North Spokane home. "Exercise is a form of stress. But it's a good form of stress."
Fear and anxiety in COVID-19 times can spiral into increased stress or even a panic attack, but experts offer strategies on how to reframe the mind and battle back against mounting concerns.
Mental health experts estimate 2 million to 3 million Washington residents’ mental health will be adversely impacted by the virus, and the restrictions imposed to contain it, in the coming months.
Children whose lives were disrupted from the COVID-19 pandemic are beginning to feel a strain on their mental health, new research suggests.
We already know why we’re anxious. We’ve been isolated for weeks; we still don’t know whether we or someone we love will be sickened by coronavirus; our wallets feel the pinch of an economy throttled by quarantine and social distancing.
As the coronavirus pandemic upends lives across the United States, it’s taking a widespread toll on people’s mental health and stress levels, according to a survey that finds a majority of Americans felt nervous, depressed, lonely or hopeless in the past week.
What you might not realize is another epidemic is shadowing the spread of this new coronavirus: the panic and anxiety epidemic. There is psychological trauma associated with the disease, the fear of the disease, the self-quarantining, the isolation this true emergency has caused. As a great society, we have to attend to both of these simultaneously, or we’ll lose our way and fight.
A Spokane mental health expert offers strategies for staying resilient as we stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Tips help combat cabin fever, stress-eating and poor health impacts from stress, anxiety and disruption of normal routines.
Back when she lived in Pennsylvania, Lisa Silvestri was jogging through a memorial park when she saw a woman on her cellphone standing before a tombstone.
Every sniff, nap or destructive moment can be watched live on a mobile device. Dog owners can even remotely launch treats.
For children, just like for adults, anxiety is a part of life, and there’s a lot for kids to worry about: the first day of school, standardized testing, gun violence, divorcing parents or any other number of issues.
While it’s normal to feel a bit nervous before an exam, many young people experience more extreme test anxiety. They might blank out at exam time, get tearful, struggle to concentrate and have physical symptoms like elevated heart rate, irregular breathing and stomachache.
Michael Phelps appears in “Angst” to share his story of being bullied and depressed, leading to severe anxiety. The swimmer, winner of 28 Olympic medals, would look in the mirror and not like what he saw.
High anxiety about White House politics, hurricane flooding and even the threat of nuclear war with North Korea is adding an extra spark to the annual burning of a giant, ghostly marionette that serves as an effigy to gloom and doom.
Pets can grow anxious when children return to school and pets are left home alone, according to a Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service news release.
They didn’t fear not making the rent so much as they did black neighbors or a mosque in the local strip mall.
For much of last Thursday morning, Caroline Maher’s head was filled with anxiety – about the long essay due in her English class, the work for her two advanced placement classes, her after-school practice to prepare for an upcoming dance-team performance. In school and after school – with homework, youth-group meetings and a weekend job – nearly every minute of the 16-year-old’s time is scheduled. But for 20 minutes each day at Roosevelt High in Seattle – part of a break the school instituted for all students this fall – she has time to breathe. With her feet on the floor and hands in her lap shortly after her U.S. history class ended, she took three deep breaths and a long slow exhale out.