Resilience in Aging, By Hayley Hirschmann, Ph.D.

Resilience is an important part of successful aging that can help combat negative experiences like depression and chronic illness. It has even been linked to longevity in some research. Resilience refers to one’s ability to adapt well and bounce back from physical, emotional, or social challenges. The American Psychological Association (APA) also says that “As…

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COVID-19 and Erectile Dysfunction, By Steven Rego, LCSW

Of the many lingering COVID-19 symptoms making headlines, there has been significant research suggesting a link between COVID-19 and Erectile Dysfunction (ED). In addition, news reports citing COVID’s effects on our cardiovascular system have given substantial evidence that this novel virus may, as a result, be one of the new causes of ED. When COVID-19…

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Post-Pandemic PTSD or Purposeful Paranoia? Anniversary reactions and the task of rehumanizing ourselves, By Jeffrey C. Singer, Ph.D.

A friend recently remarked that he had PTSD thinking about this time last year, as the COVID pandemic began to entirely collapse his reality along with the rest of us. I easily related to his distress and was reminded of a useful concept called the anniversary reaction. The overlap between anniversary reaction and posttraumatic stress…

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