The stress of coping with the COVID-19 pandemic has many doctors asking their patients not only, “how are you,” but “how are you really?” In this segment of TriHealth’s Health Talk Live, Local 12’s Liz Bonis speaks with physicians about the impact of the pandemic on mental health and how they are taking that into account when providing care to their patients.
Sashana Gordon, MD, an OB-GYN with TriHealth Women’s Services, discusses the effect of stress on pregnancy, what the risks are for being overstressed during that time and why it’s important for her to help her patients manage it.
Denise Warrick, MD, a TriHealth pediatrician, talks about why it’s important to be aware of children’s mental health struggles and the impact stress can have on important aspects of their life such as school, sports and home life. She also explains how physical symptoms could be an indicator of emotional concerns.
Jonathan Buck, MD, a primary care physician with TriHealth addresses the impact the stress of the pandemic has on patients of all ages, including older patients with chronic conditions which can be complicated with the addition of mental health concerns and college students, who are at risk for developing unhealthy coping mechanisms which could impact their future success and health.