Someone dropping off ballot
November 2, 2020

This year, with COVID-19 and the swooning economy, people are grappling with a lot more uncertainty. Add to that a contentious election whose outcome may not be known right away and the coming winter's longer spans of darkness.

September 10, 2020

A pediatric social worker with UW Medicine offers suggeestions for families, including lowering your heartbeat. 

Woman on cell phone while in bed
August 20, 2019

Some people might think that tracking their sleep will give insight into their sleep quality, but some case studies at Rush University and Northwestern University fou

Teen worrying
October 10, 2018

Heidi Combs, medical director of inpatient psychiatry at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, says anxiety is the No. 1 reason people come to primary care.

May 9, 2018

Though anxiety disorders are the cause for many office visits, not all primary care physicians and internists recognize them, Dr.

Teens smoking
October 17, 2017

Dr. Erin Dillon-Naftolin, a UW Medicine psychiatrist working at Seattle Children’s, discusses teen anxiety and depression—what’s behind it and the proven methods of treating it.

This political season has been deeply painful to individuals and groups, say experts in mental health, trauma and grief.

Depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns take on added dimensions when a woman is expecting a baby or has just had a child. Questions arise about how best to treat these conditions during this stage of a woman’s life.

In June 2013, Noranne Skaanland, an avid cyclist, was in the home stretch of a 20-mile bike ride. She had less than a mile to go to her house in Enumclaw, Wash., when a pickup truck cut a corner. The 60-year old mother of three was hit.

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