Psych Matters Blog
June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a time to call attention to the fact that more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease – which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. We spoke with Allan Anderson, MD, director of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Tucson (BAI Tucson), about the disease, warning signs, how early treatment can be effective, the toll on caregivers, and recommendations for supporting overall brain health.
May is Maternal Mental Health awareness month. Recognized globally, the aim is to bring awareness to the mental health challenges – such as postpartum depression – that mothers and families face surrounding the birth of a child.
UArizona Department of Psychiatry’s Saira Kalia, MD, assistant professor and the Medical Director of Banner – University Medical Center Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, shares the behavioral health impacts of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders on domestic violence, child abuse, and isolation, and offers helpful resources for coping and healing.
In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, we spoke with Department of Psychiatry Assistant Professor Kathryn Ann Emerick, MD about some of the less-mentioned topics surrounding alcohol use disorder. Dr. Emerick specializes in Addiction Medicine and Adult Psychiatry.
Cinzia Bonvecchio, an Italian physician in Modena, Italy and UArizona Integrative Psychiatry Program Observer, shares her experience of Italians being resourceful and hopeful during the COVID-19 pandemic.