Mental Health

Mental Health Care Needed More Than Ever During COVID-19 Pandemic -- Telehealth Can Help Make it Happen

March 30, 2020

Mental Health Care Needed More Than Ever During COVID-19 Pandemic — Telehealth Can Help Make it Happen

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Video Visits Becoming Ideal During Covid-19 Pandemic

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Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, featured, mental health, telehealth, video visits


As Stay-at-Home Orders Increase, so do Feelings of Loneliness and Depression

March 23, 2020

As Stay-at-Home Orders Increase, so do Feelings of Loneliness and Depression

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Quarantine Mandate May Affect Mental Health

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Tags: Anxiety, depression, featured, loneliness, mental health, stress management


Coping with Coronavirus Fears and Anxiety

March 18, 2020

Coping with Coronavirus Fears and Anxiety

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Tips to Alleviate Stress During a Pandemic

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Tags: Anxiety, coronavirus, featured, social anxiety, stress


Sharing, Talking, Hugging Leads to Healing After a Loss

February 24, 2020

Sharing, Talking, Hugging Leads to Healing After a Loss

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Deaths of polarizing figures in our society yield moments of grief, reflection, and unity

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Tags: coping with grief, featured, kobe bryant, UCLA Health


Postpartum Depression: Early Diagnosis and Treatment are Key

July 16, 2019

Postpartum Depression: Early Diagnosis and Treatment are Key

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During the postpartum period, new moms may be emotionally sensitive or experience mood swings. This is known as the “baby blues” period, and for many new moms it will usually subside after about two weeks. But at least one in nine new moms develop a more serious condition­­, postpartum depression, which can negatively impact the […]

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Tags: baby blues, hormones, mood swings, postpartum, postpartum blues, postpartum depression, sleep deprivation


Still Working

April 10, 2019

Still Working

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“I’ve seen through our magnet journey how the nurses here light up when they’re talking about the projects they’re involved in,” says Iris Mayoral, a clinical nurse at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, which was awarded Magnet Designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. “I’m involved in the falls prevention project. Patients in the […]

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Tags: featured, Magnet Designation, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA


Placebo effect: sugar pills as medicine?

March 14, 2019

Placebo effect: sugar pills as medicine?

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The placebo effect occurs when people respond to treatments that have no medical reason to be effective. Although the placebo effect is generally accepted as being real, exactly why these treatments work remains a mystery. One common theory is that the mind acts on the body to bring on the physical response. New research suggests […]

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Tags: Anxiety, back pain, caregiver, depression, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, placebo effect, schizophrenia


Eating disorders in adolescents are on the rise: here's how to spot them

March 8, 2019

Eating disorders in adolescents are on the rise: here’s how to spot them

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Eating disorders can affect every age, gender, race and socioeconomic group. In youths and young adults, the incidence of eating disorders is more than 5 percent for females and 1 percent for males. You can’t tell from looking at someone that they have an eating disorder. It is important to pay attention to the subtle […]

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Tags: anorexia nervosa, ARFID, Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, binge eating, binge eating disorder, brain health, bulimia nervosa, digestive health, eating disorders, heart health, nutrition, pre-teen


Ask the Doctors - Am I a hoarder?

September 28, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Am I a hoarder?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’m a 77-year-old woman – and I’m a hoarder. Well, maybe I’m a hoarder. Maybe I’m just lazy or a procrastinator. Regardless, how can I get myself in gear? Hoarding behavior has only recently been recognized as a disorder. According to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Ask the Doctors, behavioral therapy, depression, Dr. Robert Ashley, hoarding behavior


Ask the Doctors - How risky are 'magic mushrooms'?

September 25, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How risky are ‘magic mushrooms’?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I see that psilocybin mushrooms – what we used to call magic mushrooms – are being studied now as a possible treatment for PTSD and depression. I’ve struggled with severe depression my whole life. Would it be risky for me to give magic mushrooms a try? In a word – yes. Although emerging […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Ask the Doctors, Controlled Substances Act, depression, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, magic mushrooms, psilocybin, PTSD, Schedule 1 substance