Changes in Physical and Sports Activity, Anxiety and Sleep Patterns Following the Containment Period Imposed by the COVID-19 Pandemic in Patients With Chronic Medical Conditions and in Healthy Athletes.

Conditions:   Physical Activity;   COVID-19 Intervention:   Other: Questionnaire, phone call Sponsor:   University Hospital, Toulouse Not yet recruiting
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Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Anxiety Coronavirus Self-Help COVID-19 Mindfulness pandemic Stress Reduction Source Type: news
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Source: SharpBrains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology anxiety cognitive psychologist depression digital natives Kara Connect mental health pandemic remote consultation therapists Thorbjorg Vigfusdóttir Source Type: blogs
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Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alison Hermann anxiety disorders COVID-19 Elizabeth M. Fitelson JAMA Psychiatry mood disorders postpartum pregnancy psychoactive medications psychotherapy Veerle Bergink Source Type: research
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Source: Chronobiology International - Category: Biology Authors: Tags: Chronobiol Int Source Type: research
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