Psychological distress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and suppression measures during the first wave in Belgium

Last updated on 11-6-2021 by Pierre Smith

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Background The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent suppression measures have had health and social implications for billions of individuals. The aim of this paper is to investigate the risk of psychological distress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and suppression measures during the early days of the lockdown. We compared the level of psychological distress at the beginning of that period with a pre-pandemic health survey and assessed the psychological effects of exposure to the COVID-19 pandemic and changes in social activity and support. Methods An online survey was distribute…

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