Category: <span>Mental Health</span>

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10 post COVID-19 trends

There will be a before and after of this confinement. The return to normalcy so longed for by many will not be a return to the previous daily routine. Now we are all experts in epidemiology and coronavirus (COVID-19). We are hyperinformed, even info-informed, because unfortunately not all the information we receive is real and...

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Confinement affects children’s mental health

Confinement is taking its toll on the health of children, especially the youngest. Children, like many adults, have been confined for a month and a half, an exceptional situation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that could last longer, until May, and that is affecting all key areas of early childhood neurodevelopment (up to 7...

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The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health

Right now it is impossible to know the real scope of the COVID-19 pandemic in the mental health of citizens. However, some previous studies suggest that the incidence of mental illness could be multiplied by two, reaching one in five people. These forecasts point to a possible avalanche of diagnoses of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress...

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Evaluating the effectiveness of social distancing interventions against COVID-19

The term ‘flatten the curve’, originating from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been used widely to describe the impact of social distancing interventions. A new study based in a mathematical model ―age-structured Susceptible-Exposed-Infectious-Removed (SEIR) model, to describe the transmission of COVID-19―, to investigate the effectiveness of social distancing interventions lasting six...

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Imperial College predicts that we will be able to go outside one in three months due to the coronavirus

There are two main challenges in assessing the severity of clinical outcomes during an epidemic of a newly emerging infection such as COVID-19. The first one ―surveillance―, is typically biased towards detecting clinically severe cases, particularly at the start of an epidemic when diagnostic capacity is limited (estimates of the proportion of fatal cases), the...