Join us on Thursday, April 23, at 8:30 p.m. EST as we discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of psychiatry patients and providers around the world.
Our special guests include two psychiatry educators with expertise in therapeutic psychotherapy and solutions on how to help our most vulnerable populations being affected by COVID-19, Dinah Miller, MD (@shrinkraphdinah), and Elizabeth Ryznar, MD (@RyznarMD). We hope you will participate in our Twitter chat this evening, at 8:30 p.m. EST on #MDedgeChats.
Public health emergencies can affect the well-being of individuals and communities causing possible feelings of insecurity, confusion, and emotional isolation. These effects may translate into a range of emotional reactions affecting current psychiatric conditions and creating new ones, according to the New England Journal of Medicine.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, “nearly 45% of adults across the country say that worry and stress related to the coronavirus pandemic are hurting their mental health.”
In this chat, we will discuss this topic and how COVID-19 is affecting your patients and practice. Join us tonight and feel free to share what you have experienced during this pandemic at 8:30 pm EST on #MDedgeChats.
Topics of Conversation
Question 1: How are pre-pandemic patients doing during the crisis?
Question 2: How has COVID-19 affected inpatient and outpatient care for you?
Question 3: How are our most vulnerable populations being affected by COVID-19?
Question 4: How are you doing personally and professionally as a medical professional and psychiatrist amidst this pandemic?
Question 5: What psychiatric manifestations are you seeing in your patients who have had COVID-19?
About Dr. Dinah Miller
Dr. Dinah Miller (@shrinkrapdinah) a psychiatrist with a private practice and an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University, both in Baltimore. Dr. Miller is also a columnist for and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Clinical Psychiatry News. She is the co-author of “Committed: The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care” (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 2016) and “Shrink Rap: Three Psychiatrists Explain Their Work” (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 2011).
About Dr. Elizabeth Ryznar
Dr. Elizabeth Ryznar (@RyznarMD) is a psychiatry clinician-educator research fellow and an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. She completed her medical training at Harvard Medical School in Boston and her residency training at Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Ryznar is co-editor of the new book “Landmark Papers in Psychiatry,” published by Oxford University Press, and has several peer-reviewed articles.
- Mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic
- Brief examines the COVID-19 crisis’ implications for Americans’ mental health
- COVID-19: Helping health care workers on the front lines
- Overcoming COVID-related stress
- Confessions of an outpatient psychiatrist during the pandemic
- Psychiatric patients may be among the hardest hit
- Experts hasten to head off mental health crisis