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How COVID-19 Is Impacting Men’s Mental Health Differently

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Fifty nine percent of American men say the COVID-19 pandemic has had a greater negative impact on their mental health than the 2008 economic recession. Rizky Panuntun/Getty Images
  • A new survey has found that the COVID-19 pandemic is having a bigger impact on the mental and general health of American men than many admit.
  • 77 percent of respondents said their stress levels increased during the pandemic, while 59 percent reported they felt isolated.
  • About 45 percent said their emotional and mental health declined during this difficult period.
  • Experts say a large percentage of men typically avoid seeking treatment for their physical or mental health.
  • They encourage men to reach out to their support systems.

As COVID-19 continues to reorient our daily lives, new research is giving us a deeper look at how the pandemic is impacting men in the United States.

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Do Autistic People Feel Pain Differently?

Why do autistic people feel pain differently

The reason why people on the autistic spectrum feel pain differently is probably because of the way our brain is wired. Some autistic people are half numb to pain, some are hypersensitive to it, and some are actually both at the same time. I am.

A blood test gets me grimacing. When a speck of dust gets into my shoe, it stings, making me gasp. Sometimes it’s so small, I can’t even see it and have to run my hand through my shoe. Yet it hurts enough for me to limp to the nearest bench so I can sit and take my shoe off.

Aspie low tolerance for pain can be scary and embarrassing

Before a doctor’s appointment, I’m distressed for days. When I’m told it wouldn’t hurt, I don’t know what to expect. A few times I’ve been told the procedure doesn’t … Read More