Central Nervous System Effects of CoVID 19 - Two Years into the Pandemic
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There are few things within the lifetime of most Americans that rival the depth of life disruption caused by SARS CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2). Much effort has been expended to understand as much as can be understood about this novel virus while simultaneously developing therapeutics and vaccines to treat and/or prevent severe illness. This presentation will review current understanding of "Long CoVID syndromes" in order to best serve those in need of care and compassion as they seek full recovery from this novel virus.
Cynthia Turner-Graham, M.D., DLFAPA, is a board-certified adult psychiatrist, who completed her undergraduate studies at Fisk University and residency training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She has practiced psychiatry in private and public settings, has served in several executive leadership positions, and maintains a virtual outpatient private practice. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Washington Psychiatric Society and Immediate Past President of the Suburban Maryland Psychiatric Society. Currently, Dr. Turner-Graham serves as the President of Black Psychiatrists of America. Pursuing a life of spiritual, emotional, and physical wellness is the organizing focus for her life, and she encourages others to do the same. Empowering individuals and groups to take control of their life and health is the mission of her business, ForSoundMind Enterprises, Inc.
- Discuss the broad reach of CoVID-19 globally and locally
- List central nervous system-mediated Long-Covid symptoms
- Describe the differential impact of Long Covid dependent upon race and ethnicity
- List the components of treatment and rehabilitation programs for persons with Long Covid
- Discuss Long Covid as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Discuss how to locate community resources for persons suffering from Long Covid
Who Should Attend?
Mental health clinicians, primary care clinicians, staff of social service agencies that support individuals and families impacted by CoVID-19
Certificates of attendance will be available to viewers of 50% (30 minutes) or more of the live webinar (via email within 30 business days post-event). CEUs are not offered for this session.