Psychological Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Date of Review: September, 2020
Blanco C, Wall M, Olfson M. Psychological Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Sep; 35(9): 2757–2759. Published online 2020 Jun 15.
This article discusses the psychological consequences that are associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and suggests strategies to combat them. Some of the strategies include: the importance of dissemination of information to the public in ways avoiding causing more fear and stress; stating explicitly why the public health measures that have been put into place are important to control the spread of COVID-19; and promoting social support via technology, telehealth, and social media.