Entries by Rach

Finding the missing link between anxiety, depression, PTSD and COVID survivors

When John Bonfiglio was discharged from the hospital after a grueling 17-day stay at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Newton-Wellesly Hospital, Massachusetts, he thought that his ordeal was over. He was diagnosed as COVID-19 positive, was on the hospital’s ventilator support system, and required dialysis for his failing kidneys. While being moved to […]

Michelle Obama talks about her low-grade depression; endorses reaching out for help

There was a time when depression was not taken seriously. As a result, one either suffered in silence or spoke in hushed tones about the mental disorder.But, by opening up about her low-grade depression, the former first lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, has conveyed an important message to all Americans. Her […]

Postpartum depression and breastfeeding: Lessons learnt from the tragic case of Florence Leung

The unfortunate suicide of Florence Leung, 32, a new mother and a registered nurse is a grim reminder that the pressure to breastfeed can cause untenable harm. When Florence and her husband Kim Chen first discovered that they were about to become parents, they were delighted. They went through the usual routine that parents-to-be go […]

U.S. drug overdose deaths on rise amid COVID-19 threat

Drug overdose killed nearly 72,000 Americans in 2019as per preliminary data released in July 2020 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data indicated a 5 percent increase over the number of overdose deaths recorded in 2018, the year when the number had dropped for the first time in 25 years.Unfortunately, the […]

COVID-19 pandemic causing more anxiety and depression in America?

The world has been hit by the most catastrophic pandemic of the century, which has impacted almost all areas of one’s lifeincluding health, finance and even something as personal as emotions. While COVID-19 has affected everybody at some point, and in some way, emotionally vulnerable people are suffering the most. AUniversity of Southern California (USC) […]