CALPSYCHIATRY BLOG

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Too little sleep is bad, but what about too much?

We’ve always known that too little sleep can be harmful for our physical and mental health, but is it possible that too much sleep could be just as harmful for us? Turns out, it can. Excessive sleep (also known as hypersomnia) can be linked to depression, as well as cardiac and metabolic issues (such as diabetes).

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Fear and anxiety in uncertain times

The ever-evolving status of the coronavirus outbreak has a lot of people feeling anxious and overwhelmed. What can you do during this time to preserve your mental health? Keys include 1) limiting time on social media and news apps, 2) trying to be realistic with fears and creating a plan to mitigate these if possible, and 3) finding ways to stay physically active and emotionally engaged while social distancing.