COVID-19 and Brain Health: Enhancing the Resilience to Stress Ratio

About this forum

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact us on a daily basis, many of us may be feeling mentally tired or even “burned out” from this situation. In this COVID-19 Mental Health Forum, Dr. Gregory Fricchione joins Dr. Kristina Korte for a discussion about the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on brain health and by extension on general health. This forum addresses the central role played by a low resilience to stress ratio before, during and after COVID-19 infection. The forum discusses the promise of promoting health and preventing illness and keeping the brain healthy by enhancing the resilience to stress ratio. This discussion provides helpful tips for keeping the brain healthy and is designed for patients, family members, frontline clinicians, hospital staff and the community at large in the time of COVID-19. The event concludes with a Q&A session with attendees.

Gregory Fricchione, MD
Associate Chief of Psychiatry
Director, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
Co-Director, McCance Center for Brain Health
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mind Body Medical Institute Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

Kristina Korte, PhD
Instructor and Clinical Psychologist
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Research Associate
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Karestan Koenen, PhD
Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health