Military And Law Enforcement Personnel (Brain Health): Are These Communities At Risk For Experiencing Occupational Health Hazards?

Walter Reed Army Institute Of Research (2021, May 4) provides information about this topic at, “Chronic exposure to low levels of blast may be associated with neurotrauma: Exposure during occupational training is linked to biomarkers of brain damage — ScienceDaily.”

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Reference

Walter Reed Army Institute Of Research. (2021, May 4). Chronic Exposure To Low Levels Of Blast May Be Associated With Neurotrauma: Exposure During Occupational Training Is Linked To Biomarkers Of Brain Damage. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 7, 2021 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/05/210504112644.htm

COVID-19, The Brain, Cognitive Impairment

 

Is there a direct link to cognitive issues and COVID-19?  “COVID-19’s Effects On The Brain” (Zimmer, 2021) investigates what numerous patients are dealing with.

 

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Reference

Zimmer, K. (2021).  COVID-19’s Effects On The Brain. Retrieved From

COVID-19’s Effects on the Brain | The Scientist Magazine® (the-scientist.com)

 

Thyroid And Mental Health

When a therapist diagnosis a patient with depression and one of the anxiety disorders, the potential is strong that the thyroid is the origin of the difficulties.  Additional medical evaluation can prove the patient has autoimmune thyroiditis, also known as AIT.

“Depression And Anxiety More Common In Patients With Thyroid Disease” (Harding, 2018) talked about the symptoms a patient may experience with this cluster of health issues, the conversation a psychiatrist needs to have with patient when thyroid has not been evaluated and depression and anxiety are diagnosed, and the conversation a physician needs to have with patient when thyroid becomes a complication.

 

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Reference

 

Harding, A. (2018).  Depression And Anxiety More Common In Patients With Thyroid Disease.  Retrieved From  https://www.psychcongress.com/news/depression-and-anxiety-more-common-patients-thyroid-disease