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Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Presented By
Prof. Emily Holmes, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Conference
ECNP 2020
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is not only noticeable at a societal level but also needs to be assessed on an individual level as it affects the mental and physical health of individuals. Thus, a multidisciplinary approach is required for the current situation, argues Prof. Emily Holmes (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden) [1]. Prof. Holmes introduced a position paper that she and her co-authors published in April 2020, which summarises the priorities that were developed together by an interdisciplinary group of 24 world-leading experts, including people who have experience with mental health issues [2]. One of the topics that Prof. Holmes brought forward was the actions and strategies developed by the group of experts in response to the effect of COVID-19 on mental health (see Table). Table: Actions and strategies for mental health during COVID-19 [2]


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