Psych Matters Blog

Behind Closed Doors During COVID

By: Saira S Kalia, MD | May 7, 2020

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.

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

By: Kathryn Ann Emerick, MD | April 29, 2020

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.

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Andrà Tutto Bene/Everything is going to be alright!

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.

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April is Autism Awareness Month

By: Emery Mahoney, PhD | April 8, 2020

In 1970, the Autism Society launched an ongoing nationwide effort to promote autism awareness and assure that all affected by autism are able to achieve the highest quality of life possible. We interviewed Emery Mahoney, PhD, who is heading up the Banner-University Medical Center South's Child and Adolescent Autism Assessment Clinic to learn more about autism spectrum disorder.

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Helping Children Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Jessie Rice, M.D. | March 24, 2020

The uncertainties of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) have disrupted our routines, especially for children. Children thrive on routine and predictability; this time of change may be especially trying for them. Here are tips on how to talk with your children and help them cope.

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