The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak and Mental Health

Date of Review: September, 2020

Amsalem D, Dixon L, Neria Y. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak and Mental Health. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online June 24, 2020.

Commentary discussing the mental health issues that accompany the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, this article discusses how the dissemination of information through social media exacerbates mental health issues. The authors share recommendations such as using social media to connect with family and friends, using telemedicine to treat mental health issues, limiting social media use, and having social media platforms link to credible sources for information.

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