One of the ancillary effects of the coronavirus and the resulting “stay at home” orders enacted by government officials is the effect on mental health. Spending too much time at home either alone or with a partner can affect people adversely; not to mention the constant worrying about health and stress caused by failing to meet financial obligations.
In a recent article in the Lancet Psychiatry, psychologists called for a greater level of monitoring when it comes to the public’s mental health during the lockdown measures.
“Sleep is a massive factor which affects mental health, it’s important people get enough sleep,” an expert told Newsweek.com. “Other steps people can take to improve their mental health include leaving their phones downstairs, not taking caffeine before they go to bed.”
We reached out to a leading clinical psychologist, Dr. Claudia Zayfert, who will share her thoughts about preserving your mental wellbeing.
Please join us for this illuminating conversation – prepare your questions and you can ask them anonymously through our moderator.
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Co-Founder & CEO, EverMind
Claudia Zayfert is a co-founder of EverMind Digital Health, Inc., which leverages technology developed to help astronauts in space to provide scalable solutions for mental health challenges. The firm’s flagship product, ePST for depression, was initially developed for, and funded by, NASA. As CEO, Dr. Zayfert focuses on executing the company’s vision for a scalable platform with demonstrable value.
She is an entrepreneur and a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience in mental health treatment and research. As a specialist in cognitive behavioral therapy, she is known for her commitment to enhancing delivery of treatments that work.
Prior to founding EverMind, she was an Associate Professor at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Director of the Anxiety Disorders Service at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and a Researcher at the US Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD. She is author of several books and numerous journal articles relating to delivery of evidence-based treatments for mental health.
Claudia studied psychology at Colgate University, West Virginia University, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Dartmouth Medical School.
Senior Health & Science Reporter at CNBC
Meg Tirrell is CNBC’s senior health and science reporter. Since joining CNBC in April 2014, Tirrell has covered the development of new medicines for Alzheimer’s, cancer and rare diseases, and tracked public health emergencies from Ebola to Zika to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her reporting has also chronicled the massive set of trials seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for the opioid epidemic, market failures that have led to life-threatening drug shortages, and the ongoing fight over the cost of medicines.
Prior to joining CNBC, Tirrell covered the biotechnology industry for Bloomberg News, where she also contributed to Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Tirrell holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in English and music from Wellesley College.
Follow her on Twitter @megtirrell.