The negative mental health impact of Covid-19

Experts warn coronavirus is increasing stress and anxiety

A report in The Lancet recently looked at how self-isolation impacts a person's mental health

A report in The Lancet recently looked at how self-isolation impacts a person's mental health

Psychotherapists and charities such as Mind have said the coronavirus outbreak is having a negative impact on our mental health and wellbeing, especially for those who have existing mental health conditions.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) also acknowledged that the pandemic is causing stress, advising people to avoid news that causes feelings of stress and anxiety. In February, The Lancet published a review of the psychological effects of self-isolation, asserting that the potential benefits of mandatory mass quarantine need to be weighed carefully against the potential mental side effects of separation from loved ones, loss of freedom, uncertainty and boredom. According to the report, suicide has been reported. Coronavirus contagion concerns: Unknown territory "I think a big p...

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