Telemedicine reduces mental health burden of COVID-19

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Telemental health services are a practical and feasible way to support patients, family members, and healthcare providers who may experience psychological side-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including anxiety, fear, depression, and the impact of long-term isolation.
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(JAMA Network) Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and insomnia among health care workers in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic are reported in this observational study.
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