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Op-Ed: I am California’s acting surgeon general. And I have bipolar disorder

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August 31, 2022

The Los Angeles Times By Devika Bhushan Aug. 26, 2022 In 2011 I was a third-year medical student at Harvard Medical School. I was on my psychiatry rotation — and I had a secret. My attending doctors remarked on how well I supported our patients. I was grateful but felt as though my familiarity with...   read more


How Can I Tell if I’m Depressed or Burned Out?

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August 31, 2022

The New York Times By Dani Blum Aug. 23, 2022 Clinicians and researchers offer advice on how to tell the difference, and what to do about both. Q: I’m tired all the time and feel unproductive at work. How do I know if I’m depressed or burned out? The exhaustion, when it hits, is all-consuming....   read more


How Heat Waves Take a Toll on Mental Health

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August 31, 2022

The New York Times By Hannah Seo Aug. 19, 2022 Extreme heat can influence mood and raise the likelihood of a more serious mental health issue. Here’s what to know. Tens of millions of people across the United States have been enduring heat wave after heat wave this summer, in what feels like an unrelenting succession of...   read more


Amazon's health ambitions sometimes clashed with medical best practices, nurses say

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August 19, 2022

The Washington Post By Caroline O'Donovan August 19, 2022 ‘Amazon Care’ was treating patients long before the company bought One Medical, but its fast and frugal approach has proven a tough fit for some health professionals Fielding calls one day in 2019, a nurse for Amazon Care, the company’s then-new telehealth service for employees, found...   read more


Before Heading to College, Make a Mental Health Checklist

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August 19, 2022

The New York Times By Christina Caron July 8, 2022 Students should not wait until they are on campus to begin thinking about how to protect their emotional well-being, experts say. As fall approaches, new students will arrive on college campuses toting all kinds of things: luggage and school supplies, mini fridges and sports equipment....   read more


A challenge for antiabortion states: Doctors reluctant to work there

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August 9, 2022

The Washington Post By Christopher Rowland August 6, 2022 In a few years, Olgert Bardhi’s skills will be in high demand. A first-year resident in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, he’ll be a full-fledged physician by 2025 in a nationfacing a shortage of primary care doctors. The trouble...   read more


What to Know About 988, the New Mental Health Crisis Hotline

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August 9, 2022

The New York Times By Dani Blum Jul 12, 2022 The new national suicide hotline, which has expanded its focus to help callers experiencing a range of mental health emergencies, launches July 16. Starting on Saturday, people who are experiencing mental distress will be able to dial just three numbers to reach the National Suicide...   read more


The Mental Health Benefits of an Inclusive Outdoor Escape

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August 9, 2022

The New York Times By Alisha Haridasani Gupta July 7, 2022 Amid pandemic stress and racial violence, many communities of color have turned to wilderness areas for healing. For Cynthia Philips, it was the sound of bees, willows, crickets and the hum of a metallic Tibetan bowl that helped her overcome some of her anxieties....   read more


APA Issues Statement Opposing Dobbs v. Jackson Decision

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June 27, 2022

American Psychiatric Association Fri, Jun 24, 2022 Today APA issued a statement expressing disappointment in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization regarding abortion rights. Today’s decision overturns that of Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed women nationwide the right to a safe abortion. Now the legality and access to abortion will be left up to the states...   read more


Why Teenagers Reject Parents’ Solutions to Their Problems

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June 27, 2022

The New York Times By Lisa Damour Feb. 18, 2020 It’s usually because we’re not giving them what they’re really looking for. Parents of adolescents are often confronted by a puzzling sequence of events. First, teenagers bring us their problems; second, we earnestly offer suggestions and solutions; and third, teenagers dismiss our ideas as irritating,...   read more