Resources Tagged With: COVID-19

Report: California Kids Suffer Sharp Rise in Anxiety, Depression

California kids experienced the second-largest increase in depression and anxiety among U.S. states from 2016 to 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic ushered in lockdown orders and school closures, a national child welfare advocacy group reported.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2022 Kids Count Data Book analyzing how children and families are faring nationally found that California ranked 33rd overall among the states in child well-being, the same as in last year’s 2021 report. Read more ›

Here’s Why Pandemic Fatigue Is (Still) So Draining

Many of my patients are stressing over—and feeling exhausted by—the same things: uncertainty about travel and social gatherings, trouble focusing and completing tasks, and general burnout, to name a few. We’re all tired, and talking about exhaustion over and over again is, well, exhausting. Read more ›

How to Spot the Signs of Long Covid — and What to Do Next

Strange and sometimes debilitating symptoms lasting long past the original bout of sickness are presenting in many people who’ve had Covid-19. The WHO estimates that 10-20 percent of people are experiencing new or lingering symptoms three months after infection. Read more ›

Concerns About Bullying, Anxiety Follow Loosening of Mask Mandates

As COVID-19 cases continue to decrease, school systems are urging compassion and understanding for staff and students who choose to continue to wear face masks even if the district has dropped its masking requirements. Read more ›

COVID-19 and Disordered Eating: How the Pandemic Has Impacted Eating Habits

Over the past 2 years, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many physical and emotional challenges. But has it also adversely affected people’s eating patterns and increased the prevalence of disordered eating? Read more ›

The Chronic Stress Survival Guide: How to Live With the Anxiety and Grief You Can’t Escape

At a time when all life’s challenges have been amplified by the pandemic – and awareness of burnout, at home and at work, has never been higher – stress might seem to be our baseline condition. For most of us, these periods of pressure pass relatively quickly. Even serious stress can be temporary and, given the chance to recover, we usually will. Read more ›

Ready for Another Pandemic Malady? It’s Called ‘Decision Fatigue’

Most all of us have felt the exhaustion of pandemic-era decision-making. Should I travel to see an elderly relative? Can I see my friends and, if so, is inside OK? Mask or no mask? Test or no test? What day? Which brand? Is it safe to send my child to day care? Read more ›

If You’re Finding This Stage of the Pandemic Especially Confusing, You’re Not Alone

The omicron surge is declining fast in the U.S. One state after another is lifting their mask mandates.

But more than 175,000 people are still catching the virus, and more than 2,200 people are still dying from COVID-19, every day. And federal officials say it’s too soon to loosen restrictions.

Is your head spinning? Are you feeling anxious? It’s not surprising, according to psychologists, sociologists and medical anthropologists. Read more ›

Do Masks Delay Speech and Language Development?

During a child’s first few years of life, they are rapidly developing communication skills. Whether by smiling, cooing and babbling, pointing and gesturing, or saying their first words, children express themselves from birth. Some families wonder whether continuous use of face masks by daycare providers, preschool teachers, and other adults may negatively affect their child’s speech and language development. Read more ›

Speech Development During the Pandemic

Because of the pandemic, many kids that should have started preschool in the fall are now at home. While it’s a great opportunity to spend extra time with family, kids risk losing some of the language development that they get from being around their peers. Read more ›

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