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Podcast | Digital Health and Innovation | July 13, 2020

Peeling Back the Scabs of Socioeconomic Inequity and the Mental Health Impacts of a Pandemic

The exacerbated impact of a pandemic on mental health is widely uncovered. We as a society must understand how prevalent mental illness is, how it is further impacted by a pandemic crisis, and realize that it is time to stop stigmatizing mental health and treat it in the same light as physical well being. This discussion explores common causes for the rise of mental health issues during a pandemic environment, avenues for seeking treatment, how the perception of telehealth has changed since the pandemic began, how to address and improve the disparity of socioeconomic inequities facing the most vulnerable communities to COVID-19, and what is being done to identify and mitigate increased stress and higher levels of anxiety to workers in the healthcare field.

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Podcast | Southern Medicine | April 30, 2020

Fireside Chat: How Anxiety and Depression Have Changed in Our Patient Population

In this podcast, SMA President Dr. Philip Hartman and licensed therapist Jaclyn Replogle discuss how anxiety and depression have changed in the patient population throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and how providers might assist those patients. In addition, coping techniques, methods, and resources for both patients and healthcare providers are detailed.

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Podcast | Southern Medicine | April 24, 2020

Fireside Chat: Treatment of Addiction and Maintaining Sobriety During a Time of Pandemic and Isolation

In this latest episode of Fireside Chats with the Troops on the Frontline of COVID-19 Pandemic, SMA President Dr. Philip Hartman, a family physician who treats chemical dependency is joined by Mike Foster, a licensed chemical dependency counselor, to discuss the struggles of treating addiction and maintaining sobriety during a pandemic. Helpful tools and resources for healthcare providers are also outlined.

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Podcast | Southern Medicine | March 20, 2020

Mental Health Perspective on Coronavirus

Dr. Anandhi Narasimhan will discuss issues related to mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. Topics include managing anxiety, how to deal with social distancing and isolation, how to talk to children about coronavirus. Also will discuss how treatment can be optimized so that mental health services are available to those who need it virtually.

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