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QUARANTINING DURING COVID 19 PANDEMIC AND MENTAL HEALTH

QUARANTINING DURING COVID 19 PANDEMIC AND MENTAL HEALTH
QUARANTINING DURING COVID 19 PANDEMIC AND MENTAL HEALTH
We know that medical quarantine is a type of isolation, is associated with serious mental health effects. A recent review of research, published in The Lancet, found that quarantine is linked with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, confusion, and anger, with some research suggesting these effects are long-lasting. Given that the coronavirus crisis is likely to be with us for some time, the mental health implications yet to be understood. 

The immediate effects are confusion and stigma of being discriminated. Social judgment is implicit and can be intimidating. During the SARS outbreak and found that 29% of those quarantined showed signs of PTSD, and 31% had symptoms of depression following isolation.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673620304608

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