Dealing with COVID Anxiety
Now that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, more people than ever are experiencing anxiety, especially those who struggled with mental health issues before COVID-19. And to make things even worse, many of our coping mechanisms, like going to the gym or hanging out with friends, have been taken away.
In today’s show, our host talks with Jasleen Chhatwal, MD, who helps explain why so many people are having anxiety symptoms and what we can do about it.
For more information and a complete transcript, visit Dealing with COVID Anxiety.
Guest Information for 'Jasleen Chhatwal- COVID Anxiety' Podcast Episode
Jasleen Chhatwal, MD, is Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Mood Disorders Program at Sierra Tucson, a premier residential behavioral health treatment center. Dr. Chhatwal also serves as Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Board certified in Psychiatry and Integrative Medicine, she is well versed in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, psychopharmacology, neuromodulation including ECT & rTMS, and various emerging modalities.
Dr. Chhatwal is active in the mental health community, advocating for her patients’, colleagues, and profession through elected positions with the Arizona Psychiatric Society and American Psychiatric Association.
Echoing naturalistic healing disciplines, Dr. Chhatwal believes that the human body has the inherent capacity to heal itself when provided with a nurturing environment for the mind, body, and spirit. Her personal philosophy of ‘intentional evolution’ shapes her approach to growth and resilience. In her practice, by collaboration with colleagues from various disciplines, she aims to recreate that nurturing environment so patients can start their journey towards a healthier, more wholesome life.
About The Psych Central Podcast Host
Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an Asshole and other Observations, available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from the author. To learn more about Gabe, please visit his website, gabehoward.com.