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Psychiatric symptoms and emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Italian adolescents during the third lockdown: a cross-sectional cohort study

The literature showed how the restrictive measures taken due to the ongoing health emergency have affected several emotional and psychological areas3,7,8,9. In continuity with a previous study28, we used an online survey to evaluate the psychological and emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents during the third lockdown in ...

Staying Home During the Pandemic

Staying Home During the Pandemic

Source: Photo by Hamish Duncan on Unsplash Many of us have wisely decided to stay at home and avoid crowds and the risk of either catching the virus or unintentionally infecting other people. You may find yourself feeling isolated, depressed, bored, worried, ruminating, and hopeless. You are not alone. We ...

Depressive Thinking During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Depressive Thinking During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Source: Photo by Andrik Langfield on Unsplash Some pessimism, sadness, and feelings of helplessness are quite normal under these conditions. It takes a lot to maintain your equilibrium during this pandemic. But there are things that we can do to cope better—to keep the depression that we might experience from ...

The Zen Warrior Meets the Pandemic

The Zen Warrior Meets the Pandemic

Source: M. R./Unsplash Everywhere you look, there is the fear of the invisible, the threat of contagion, the unraveling of your life. But for a virus to cause disease, it must follow a pathway that is universal for infection. This is called the "chain of infection." It involves "the reservoir," ...

7 Tips for Handling Isolation During the Pandemic

7 Tips for Handling Isolation During the Pandemic

Source: Bruce Mars/Unsplash Isolation can be difficult for anyone—but especially for people prone to depression and anxiety. It is natural for us to want to connect with people—in fact, solitary confinement in prison is almost lethal for some people. In a previous post, Staying Home During the Pandemic, I described ...

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