Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil swims to a gold medal in the women’s 100 metre butterfly final during at the Tokyo Olympics.
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The past 18 months have tested the mental and physical limits of Olympic athletes in their pursuit of the Tokyo Games. That’s what makes the performances during these Olympics even more remarkable.
Emma Raducanu was forced to retire after experiencing breathing difficulties.
Many elite athletes experience intense pressure, which can often manifest itself in many physical ways.
Survivors of childhood trauma often struggle to clearly describe current health issues to health-care providers, and may not get the help they need.
Adults who experienced trauma in childhood may get poor medical care because they have trouble telling a clear story about their health.
Maybe you’re not quite feeling ready to get back out there.
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Ready to party post-pandemic, but at the same time feeling shy? Here’s how social isolation affects the brain – and what research suggests about the effects of resocialization.
For some queer people, time at home has meant time away from communities and friends that recognize and support their gender and sexual identities.
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Pandemic experiences for queer people were marked not only by loneliness but new possibilities and connections that will shape their lives when the world reopens.
Preventing work related stress has more impact and is better for both staff and employers.
Many people with PTSD also have depression, anxiety or some other mental health issue. This treatment might help where other treatments haven’t.
After dropping out of the French Open, Osaka opened up about her mental health struggles.
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Loosening press obligations might be one way to protect the mental health of athletes.
Over half of respondents in a recent study hadn’t been asked for their opinions about returning to the office.
From the things you choose to focus on, to the support you seek from others, to the way you look after your physical health — these coping strategies could help you through Melbourne’s latest lockdown.
You don’t need to pick up exactly where you left off; you can think about how you want your life to look.
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After more than a year of idealizing life without COVID-19, people are starting to reenter ‘normal’ life. Clinical psychology provides guidance on how to prepare for your post-pandemic reboot.
Isolation and other pandemic stresses can harm pregnant women’s mental health, with effects on their babies too.
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Pregnant women’s experiences can affect their babies’ health, even into adulthood. Researchers know societywide stresses can lead to these long-term consequences – and the pandemic likely fits the bill.
Predictions of a new ‘roaring twenties’ featuring hedonism and indulgence ignores how dating has changed during lockdown.
Just feeling that there’s someone out there she can count on can help a mom-to-be.
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Fetal brains are changing rapidly over the course of pregnancy, but so are the brains of mothers-to-be. Neuroscience research shows one way worry can start taking hold – and a simple way to help.
Popping toys like this one can relieve stress and anxiety and are just plain fun.
Though research is still ongoing, therapists’ practical experience and adults’ and kids’ self-reflections suggest that fidget toys can be helpful for emotional and cognitive support.
PTSD is typically treated with therapy and sometimes medications, under the care of a psychiatrist.
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There’s buzz about MDMA – yes, the same ingredient in the street drug known as Ecstasy – being a game changer in the treatment of PTSD. A psychiatrist who treats PTSD says, “Not so fast.”
President Joe Biden speaks during a rally at Infinite Energy Center to mark his 100th day in office on April 29, 2021, in Duluth, Ga. Biden has spoken often about his lifelong struggle with stuttering.
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Stuttering has gained attention since the election of U.S. President Joe Biden, who has had a stutter since childhood. Research is changing how stuttering is understood, as well as approaches to treatment.
Early reports suggested an apparent increase in OCD relapse rates and symptom severity during the pandemic. But a year on, we’re learning this may not be the case.
Social isolation, physical distancing and stay-at-home orders have changed people’s abilities to date during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public health measures have affected dating during the pandemic. This could be an opportunity for people to learn more about their intimate desires to develop deeper connections with others.
There are many complex pandemic-related risk factors for suicide, and suicide prevention is a crucial public health response to COVID-19.
Combating catastrophic demoralization and suicidal thoughts during COVID-19 means supporting people to reconnect with their values, with meaning in life and with others.