In the spring of this year, when the COVID-19 pandemic had much of the country shut down, Everyday Health launched Boxed In, a series of conversations between the country's top mental health experts, led by Editor in Chief Maureen Connolly. This month we’re proud to continue our conversations with Season 2 of Boxed In.
Introducing 'Boxed In: COVID-19 and Your Mental Health'
Episode 1: Anxiety and Depression in the Time of COVID-19
Andrew Solomon, PhD, professor of clinical medical psychology at Columbia University Medical Center, joins us to investigate ideas around social isolation and what we can all do to emerge from this crisis healthy and whole. As Dr. Solomon observes, “There’s a difference between aloneness and loneliness: Aloneness is being in isolation, but it can quickly escalate into loneliness.”
Episode 2: Managing Grief in the Time of COVID-19
Episode 3: The Impact of Infectious Diseases on the Brain
Brian Fallon, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University, has been studying obsessive compulsive disorder and hypochondriasis for decades. He is also one of the nation's top experts on Lyme disease. Dr. Fallon talks about anxiety, trauma, and infectious diseases and the effects they have on the brain. He is also about to launch a study designed to help people struggling with COVID-19-related anxiety. If you’re interested in participating, you can find details at ProofPilot.com.
Episode 4: How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep During the Pandemic
Episode 5: Why Pandemics Make Us So Anxious
Episode 6: The Lasting Effects of Trauma During COVID-19
Episode 7: What Science Tells Us Will Help Us Thrive During Stressful Times
Episode 8: How Daily Routines Can Make the Pandemic More Bearable
Episode 1: The Pandemic’s Psychological Impact on Children
Season 2 of Boxed In debuts with Andrew Solomon, PhD, professor of clinical medical psychology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, discussing the psychological effects of COVID-19 on children.
Episode 2: COVID-19 Long Haulers and the Patient Support Movement
COVID-19 survivors Fiona Lowenstein and Nikki Brueggeman share their experiences navigating the healthcare system during the pandemic, and how they were inspired to become advocates for others.