Mental Health

Mental health and sports: 3 ways to elevate self-care in young athletes.

by Andrew Radu, MD, MBE, Psychiatrist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center
August 04, 2021

Did you know that most Olympic hopefuls begin intense training in their sport before their tenth birthday? After years of…

How to deal with re-entry anxiety and post-pandemic stress.

by Dr. Elspeth Ritchie, MD, Chair, Psychiatry
July 02, 2021

After more than a year of COVID-19 social restrictions, the U.S. pivoted from “you’re safer at home” to “get vaccinated…

6 signs you should be concerned about your mental health.

by Gillian Louise Adams, MD
December 02, 2020

Mental health refers to the general state of how you regulate your behavior, feelings, and thoughts. There’s no standard for…

Tips for creating and maintaining healthy habits during COVID-19.

by Carissa Colangelo, MS, ATC/LAT, PTA, CSCS, MedStar Sports Medicine
August 21, 2020

In a world where it seems everything in our normal daily life has changed in a very short period, it…

Support your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

by Dr. Elspeth Ritchie, MD, Chair, Psychiatry
April 06, 2020

When an unfamiliar disease strikes, it can cause tremendous fear and anxiety. We’ve seen it before—during the 1918 Spanish flu…