People diagnosed with COVID-19 have an increased risk of developing a psychiatric condition and a study found that 1 in every 5 people diagnosed with COVID-19 is also diagnoses with a mental disorder within 90 days of their COVID-19 diagnosis. Read more here.
The fear of coronavirus is changing our psychology, leading us to behave in unexpected ways. Read the article here.
How to manage the psychological effects of quarantine – read the article here.
COVID-19 brings a psychological impact and the signs of this may easily be missed by most. Read this article by Springer to find the bigger picture of the traumatic impact of COVID-19.
COVID-19 has changed how people experience grief and loss; read about one story of how the pandemic has affected a family in Cape Town.
Feeling lonely and isolating during lock can be the equivalent of feeling physical pain. To know more about the health consequences of loneliness, have a look at this article.
How can children be supported through the COVID-19 crisis with regards to their education? Read more about a traumatic-informed approach here.
Are children developing post-traumatic stress from the pandemic? It seems so. Read more about it here.
The social and economic pressures brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is contributing to a significantly higher risk of suicide by vulnerable individuals. Read Sandhya Raman’s article by clicking here.
Our favourite COVID-19 expert, Dr. John Campbell, that has been keeping us informed with Youtube updates on a daily since the start of the pandemic talks about the impact on the mental health of people. Watch the Youtube video by clicking here.
What is “COVID fatigue” and why is New Zealand taking this seriously? Read more about this by clicking here.
New data is showing that Americans are suffering from record levels of mental distress and there is no reason to belief that this is not the case in other parts of the world – in fact, this is being echoed by some other studies. Read the article in The New York Times by Jennifer Senior by clicking here.
In a recent study, more than half the people who received hospital treatment for COVID-19 was found to be suffering from at least one psychiatric disorder. These include PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia and obessive-compulsive symptoms. Read the article in The Guardian here or skip to the study here.