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A double whammy: the coronavirus adds to our climate-based mental health concerns. EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final installment in an exclusive series of articles on the impact of climate change on healthcare, written by nationally renowned psychiatrist and author H. Steve Moffic, MD. Dr. Moffic is a popular panelist…
Burnout and suicides among climate activists. In the American Medical Association’s Principles of Medical Ethics, Section 7 of 9 reads: “A physician shall recognize a responsibility to participate in activities contributing to the improvement of the community and the betterment of public health.” Of course, there are many possibilities for…
Climate-related pre-traumatic stress disorders and other anxieties. Before we get to our next climate-related piece, we have to note that akin to the climate-related condition of solastalgia, stress and anxiety is also rampant right now due to the coronavirus pandemic, producing a double whammy of anxiety. In fact, some virologists…
Ecological grief and climate-related dysphoria. In our last climate-related article and talk, we focused on both nostalgia and solastalgia. Today, we will concentrate on conditions that also connect with loss and sadness. The first is ecological grief, which is rising across the world. It is a term that can be…
There are growing fears that the spread of the disease could yield racial bias against Americans of Asian descent. EDITOR’S NOTE: The cacophony of news (and misinformation) on the deadly coronavirus is considered likely to yield racial bias and impact the mental health of America’s most vulnerable: those who are…
Nostalgia, solastalgia, and climate change. In our inaugural article in this exclusive series on the impact of climate change on mental healthcare, we listed the numerous climate-related conditions that seem to be emerging. The most intriguing one of all may be solastalgia. Even the name itself may pique your interest.…
Integrated approach targets both the physical and mental health needs of patients. Up to one in four primary care patients suffer from depression. And some recent studies have shown surprising ties between cardiac health and mental health. Yet for many people, it is difficult to find quality mental health resources…
The WHO’s definitions of gender-related issues continue to cause controversy. The recent news coming out of Geneva, Switzerland and reported here by ICD10monitor that the World Health Organization (WHO) had released its 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) was greeted by most healthcare professionals as good news.…
The deaths of prominent Americans by suicide are driving discussions over a troubling trend. The suicide deaths last week of globetrotting television chef and author Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade have triggered the release of a number of new studies on suicides in America, but an open letter…
A female physician advisor brings a unique perspective to women’s health in the context of leadership within the industry.   EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are comments made by the author during a recent Talk-Ten-Tuesdays broadcast on women’s health. I would love to take this opportunity to speak about women empowerment.…
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