America's State of Mind Report
The latest research report examines use of medications to treat three of the most common mental health conditions: depression, anxiety and insomnia; provides early insights into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on America’s mental health.
The research shows that the number of prescriptions filled per week for antidepressant, anti-anxiety and anti-insomnia medications increased 21% between February 16 and March 15, peaking the week ending March 15, when COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.It’s understandable. Americans have grown increasingly anxious as they’ve seen this global pandemic upend their lives within a very short time. This analysis, showing that many Americans are turning to medications for relief, demonstrates the serious impact COVID-19 may be having on our nation’s mental health.
The greatest increase was in prescriptions for anti-anxiety medications, which rose 34.1% from mid-February to mid-March, including a week-over-week spike of nearly 18% during the week ending March 15. The number of prescriptions filled for antidepressants and sleep disorders increased 18.6% and 14.8%, respectively, from February 16 to March 15.
Written by Psyche Summit
Characterization, Taxonomy, Distribution & Frequency of Neurological Patterns
One of the most valuable research projects to be initiated is the study & characterization of neurological patterns to then create a taxonomy while determining the distribution + frequency by ethnic group, religion, and socio-economic class, and ideally to do so longitudinally.
Further extensions to the study would be to search artifacts, biofacts or proxies in the quest to reconstruct the same above for the pre-WWII, WWII and immediate post war generations.