COVID-19: Psychological assessment undertaken remotely, BPS

These guidelines apply to UK practitioner psychologists conducting psychological assessments of individuals under the specific restrictions in practice which are in place during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Authors: Talevi D, Socci V, Carai M, Carnaghi G, Faleri S, Trebbi E, di Bernardo A, Capelli F, Pacitti F Abstract The coronavirus disease 2019 (CoViD-19) caused by the novel Coronavirus strain SARS-CoV-2 is currently a pandemic. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the CoViD-19 outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern. The virus has already had a direct impact on the physical health of million people, and besides, it is supposed to pose a mental health threat of great magnitude globally. This review aims at synthesizing mounting evidence concerning the immediate psy...
Source: Rivista di Psichiatria - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Riv Psichiatr Source Type: research
CoViD-19 and stress in the pandemic: "sanity is not statistical". Riv Psichiatr. 2020 May-Jun;55(3):1e-6e Authors: Biondi M, Iannitelli A Abstract CoViD-19 pandemic is causing serious consequences on mental health, consequences that are considered that bad that World Health Organization has affirmed that mental health defence is priority in this particular moment of development of pandemic. In light of this alertness, what we are interested in approaching in this work, is the specific stress condition caused by pandemic, which underlies and precedes the described classification of diseases an...
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[CoViD-19 and stress in the pandemic: "sanity is not statistical"]. Riv Psichiatr. 2020 May-Jun;55(3):131-136 Authors: Biondi M, Iannitelli A Abstract CoViD-19 pandemic is causing serious consequences on mental health, consequences that are considered that bad that World Health Organization has affirmed that mental health defence is priority in this particular moment of development of pandemic. In light of this alertness, what we are interested in approaching in this work, is the specific stress condition caused by pandemic, which underlies and precedes the described classification of disease...
Source: Rivista di Psichiatria - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Riv Psichiatr Source Type: research
According to Mental Health America (MHA), the number of people who screened positively for depression and anxiety using MHA ’s free and anonymousonline screening tool hasshot up dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic began.Using November 2019 to January 2020 average results as a baseline, MHA determined that 88,405 more people screened positive on depression and anxiety screenings than expected between mid-to-late February and May.More than 211,000 people took the screenings in May, compared with 69,626 in April, yet “severity continued to track equal to or higher than our pre-pandemic baselines,” accor...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: anxiety COVID-19 depression Mental Health America online screening tool pandemic Patient Health Questionnaire-9 Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders Patient Health Questionnaire Source Type: research
by Gertrud U. Rey Does a first infection with SARS-CoV-2 make a person immune to a second infection? This question is one of the prevailing issues in the current pandemic.  The relevant immune response is adaptive immunity, which initiates during a first exposure to a pathogen and protects from re-infection and disease upon a second […]
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Conclusions: This report describes the results of the first national survey assessing the impact of the covid-19 on Canadian medical oncologists and how they deliver systemic anticancer therapies. We hope that these data will provide a framework to address the challenges identified. PMID: 32489248 [PubMed - in process]
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Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: Journal of Neonatal NursingAuthor(s): Leslie Altimier, Breidge Boyle
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But Covid-19 outbreaks aren ’t the only challenges that senior living administrators are facing during the pandemic.
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Authors: Roffi M, Capodanno D, Windecker S, Baumbach A, Dudek D PMID: 32490825 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
Almost half of Californians think the worst is still to come for the Covid-19 pandemic, and about three-quarters either want coronavirus restrictions to continue as they are or be even stricter. That’s according to new poll results released by the Public Policy Institute of California, which surveyed 1,706 adults in California by phone, between May 17-26. “The concern about the disease is so high,” said Mark Baldassare, president and CEO of the San Francisco-based nonpartisan think -tank,…
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