Encephalitis Lethargica and Long COVID: Repeated history and stigma around mental health.
As seen in Psychology Today. The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn comparisons to the 1918 influenza pandemic. Both pandemics spread globally with remarkable speed, and their acute phases led to millions of deaths. What might come as a surprise is that a second pandemic emerged roughly at the same time and lasted for over a decade before disappearing […]
The Other Second Wave: COVID-related stressors and increasing instances of substance abuse
This article was also published on KevinMD and Psychology Today. Throughout 2020, the United States has been playing catch-up against the coronavirus. As several well-researched articles have noted, lack of appropriate and timely response has been at the forefront and can be attributed to numerous factors including the highly contagious nature of the virus and […]
Exercise and COVID-19: How antioxidants released during exercise may reduce symptom severity
As seen in Psychology Today. The benefits of regular exercise are extremely well documented. Without pause, stories have been published for years about how exercise pays physical and psychological dividends with few, if any, drawbacks. Meanwhile, evidence continues to mount that a multitude of chronic illnesses are associated with a sedentary lifestyle, especially if it […]