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COVID and the Brain

The Corona Pandemic represents a major trauma that has impacted all of us. As in all traumas that we have experienced, they get lodged in a particular part of the brain called the amygdala. Sometimes referred to as our “emotional brain” it’s primary function is to serve to protect us. Besides its role as the storehouse for all of our...

Helping Manage the Covid Crisis

Fear, loss, economic stress, the angst of a seemingly endless crisis — coronavirus is taking a toll, not just physically but on our mental health. Here are some tips and tweaks that  I can suggest. The world as we knew it a few weeks ago — remember handshakes? — is now upside down. The coronavirus has sickened untold numbers of...