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The Better Way to be Confined: How to Maintain Equanimity Amidst the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about uncertainty and upheaval in our daily lives. Further, this is only the first of such crises that we will have to face in the near future. However, there is a way to maintain physical … Continue reading

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How to look after your mental health

A lot of the conversation around mental health focuses on mental illness, but mental wellbeing doesn’t just mean the absence of symptoms. Here are some practical, evidence-based ways to foster mental wellbeing. “Mental wellbeing is the sense of being comfortable … Continue reading

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Coronavirus and mental health: We are not made for social isolation

Depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders Wash your hands, keep your distance, be flexible: These are difficult for many, but, for many people with mental illnesses, these can be a huge problem. We fear for our lungs — and forget the … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and mental health: A review of the existing literature

The COVID-19 pandemic is a major health crisis affecting several nations, with over 720,000 cases and 33,000 confirmed deaths reported to date. Such widespread outbreaks are associated with adverse mental health consequences. Keeping this in mind, existing literature on the … Continue reading

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The impact of COVID-19 on mental health

COVID-19 along with the mitigation strategies being used to address the virus pose significant threats to our individual and collective mental health. As the crisis evolves and persists, it will be increasingly important for the research community to conduct investigations … Continue reading

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The potential impact of COVID-19 on psychosis: Review of contemporary epidemic and pandemic research

The COVID-19 outbreak may profoundly impact population mental health because of exposure to substantial psychosocial stress. An increase in incident cases of psychosis may be predicted. Clinical advice on the management of psychosis during the outbreak needs to be based … Continue reading

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Evidence does not support hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

The anti-inflammatory drug hydroxychloroquine does not significantly reduce admission to intensive care or death in patients hospitalised with pneumonia due to covid-19, finds a study from France published by The BMJ today. A randomised clinical trial from China also published … Continue reading

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Coronavirus and the Heart

Lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome have taken center stage as the most dreaded complications of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. But heart damage has recently emerged as yet another grim outcome in the virus’s … Continue reading

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Human Behavior in the Time of COVID-19: Learning from Psychological Science

A collective crisis heightens sensitivity to social interactions. This is a situation that can have both positive and negative effects as a function of it being a collective crisis. On the positive side, there is a sense that we’re in … Continue reading

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Psychological Science and COVID-19: Pandemic Effects on Marriage and Relationships

Human behavior is one of the most important factors dictating the severity of pandemics for both the spread of the disease and the psychological impacts it triggers, such as anxiety, isolation, and uncertainty. Through an ongoing series of backgrounders, the … Continue reading

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