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The COVID-19 and mental health: From biological mechanisms to social consequences

In this article, we provide a review of studies investigating the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 on the CNS and mental health outcomes. We describe neurobiology of the virus, highlighting the relevance to mental disorders. Furthermore, this article summarizes the impact … Continue reading

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Mental health during the COVID-19: Effects of stay-at-home and social distancing

Social distancing is the most visible public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but its implications for mental health are unknown. In a nationwide online sample of 435 U.S. adults, conducted in March 2020 as the pandemic accelerated and states implemented … Continue reading

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The Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19 and Physical Distancing

The Need for Prevention and Early Intervention.  Since the first case of novel coronavirus disease 2019 TheworldwideCOVID-19 pandemic, and efforts to contain it, represent a unique threat, andwe must recognize the pandemic that will quickly follow it—that of mental and behavioral illness—and implement … Continue reading

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Social Anxiety Disorder Assessment

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) can significantly impact a patient’s ability to function both socially and in his or her work setting. SAD, also known as social phobia, is a condition that involves the experience of intense fear of social situations or interactions (e.g., … Continue reading

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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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