COVID-19: 'Profound' Mental Health Impact Prompts Calls for Urgent Research
Support needs to be tailored to specific groups
The coronavirus pandemic could have a "profound" effect on people's mental health - now and in the future, say psychiatrists and psychologists who are calling for urgent research.
Writing in The Lancet Psychiatry, they say smartphones should be used to monitor mental health in real time. And support would need to be tailored to specific groups, such as children and front-line health workers.
Surveys suggest anxiety and isolation are already affecting the public.
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