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The challenges of the pandemic have been especially hard on mothers, who are most likely to shoulder the burden of increased home-schooling and household demands. (Shutterstock)

COVID-19 stress toll is a family affair: 4 ways to support mothers’ mental health

Mothers' well-being is crucial for children to flourish, but maternal mental health has suffered during COVID-19. Successful pandemic recovery for mothers and families depends on four factors.
Symptoms related to ADHD have increased during the pandemic, but they don’t necessary point to ADHD. Cabin fever has many similar symptoms, and social isolation also has negative effects on brain functioning. (Shutterstock)

Is it adult ADHD? COVID-19 has people feeling restless, lacking focus and seeking diagnosis

After a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, lack of focus, irritability and restlessness don't necessarily point to an ADHD diagnosis. Consider some of these common causes of these symptoms, and ways to cope.
Schizophrenia has been identified as a significant risk factor for dying of COVID-19. (Canva)

COVID-19 and schizophrenia: A potentially deadly combination

People with schizophrenia are almost three times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those without the serious mental illness, making it second only to age as a risk factor for mortality.
Dostoyevsky’s story ‘The Double’ explores the uncanny theme of a replica of oneself, but today’s literary foes are often amorphous ones like environmental degradation. (Shutterstock)

Fiction and memoirs were covering health way before the COVID-19 pandemic

Beyond the 'literature of madness,' the narratives about mental and physical health published today explore the interdependence of bodies and their environments.
Our study is the first to show that childhood maltreatment, at least in part, causes poorer mental health. Master1305/ Shutterstock

Child abuse and neglect: new evidence they can cause mental health problems

People who had experienced childhood maltreatment had higher risk of mental health problems, including depression, ADHD and schizophrenia.
Some Nigerians took to mass looting of warehouses containing COVID-19 food palliatives that were not distributed six months into lockdown. Photo by Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images

Whose mental health suffered the most during COVID-19 lockdown in Nigeria

In Nigeria, the unmarried, the unemployed, the less educated and those from the northern parts of the country were most susceptible to psychological challenges associated with COVID-19 lockdown.

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