Physician leaders share their expertise in a variety of media reports to the latest health news.
To address COVID-related anxiety and insomnia, Permanente psychiatrist and leader of Kaiser Permanente mental health and wellness recommends improvements to sleep hygiene.
Kaiser Permanente’s national leader for Mental Health and Wellness shares insights in U.S. New and World Report on finding emotional equilibrium during the pandemic.
The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the medical community, increasing concerns over PTSD and moral injury rising among physicians and care teams.
Don Mordecai, MD, a psychiatrist with The Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Permanente’s national leader for mental health and wellness, describes in a CNBC article how the organization has been using the Calm mobile app in clinical settings to support patients’ mental health prior to recently expanding its availability to members.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused significant emotional distress for many individuals coping with a new and unfamiliar reality. In a recent interview with Fast Company, Don Mordecai, MD, psychiatrist with The Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Permanente national leader for mental and behavioral health, shared that learning how to navigate through these emotions is critical for supporting one’s mental health.
Kaiser Permanente health plans were the only ones in the state to receive 5 out of 5 stars for quality mental health care, as well as overall quality of care.
Dr. Mordecai discusses some of the physical symptoms that may indicate that the anxiety is a more serious disorder.
Kaiser Permanente’s efforts to prevent and treat trauma in children were highlighted in a recent USA Today feature story.
Dr. Mordecai says patients taking these medications should talk to their doctors and ask questions about the risks and benefits.