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Alzheimer’s Awareness: Knowing the signs

Alzheimer’s disease impacts millions each year. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 5.8 million people in the United States were living with the disease in 2020. That number is expected to double by the year 2060. Stacey Alvarez-Alvarado, PhD, MS, an assistant professor in…

Movember — Not Just About the Moustache

November brings with it an influx of cooler weather, winter holidays and moustaches. While some men claim they are just warming up for the winter, many are donning this keratin-based accessory for a more meaningful cause.

Raising Awareness About PTSD

June is PTSD Awareness Month, which offers a great opportunity to become educated about post-traumatic stress disorder, its symptoms and treatments.

Surviving the Calm: What to Do with COVID-19 on the Retreat

As COVID-19 cases are decreasing and many are getting vaccinated, some of us still have some anxiety about getting back to normal. Here are a few tips for safely emerging back into the world, along with reminders to respect everyone's choices.

Social Media Overload: Focusing on the Positive

There was a time where I would log on to my Facebook account, read about three or four of the latest posts from my online friends, and find myself angrily shutting down my computer. It wasn’t just that these posts didn’t jive with my own personal beliefs about the way…

Benefits of Telepsychiatry and Teletherapy

During this unique time of COVID-19, specialists at UF Health Psychiatry have transitioned to online telemedicine appointments through the UF Health Virtual Visit program. Services offered include psychiatric evaluations, individual and group psychotherapy, and medication management services for children, adolescents…

Remaining Resilient on the Front-line during COVID-19

Working on the front-lines during COVID-19 is nothing short of tiring physically and emotionally. Health care workers dedicate their lives to care for others, but caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic is truly unprecedented for many, causing rising stress levels and anxiety. Health care workers are putting themselves and…

Navigating the New Normal

MANAGING ANXIETY, FEAR AND LONELINESS IN A COVID-19 WORLD Just six months ago, news about coronavirus was mostly just an afterthought as Americans looked on warily from our doorsteps…

Understanding the Stages of Grief

In this era of the COVID-19 pandemic, we all are too familiar with the term “grief.” Grief is the natural reaction to a loss which could be due to a…