UF Health Psychiatrist Talks About the Mental Health Challenges Posed by COVID-19 (UF Health Newsroom)

UF Health Psychiatrist Talks About the Mental Health Challenges Posed by COVID-19

It’s a pandemic seemingly without end. The latest coronavirus variant is fueling a surge in cases while Americans worry about ever-more infectious versions to come. The daily news is filled with talk of sickness, overburdened health care providers and the struggle to mask and vaccinate a nation.

It’s a recipe for a mental health crisis.

Jacqueline Hobbs, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor in the University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of psychiatry, discusses the burden of coping with the stress caused by the upheaval of normal life and the need to pay closer attention to our mental well-being.

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