“It is very disorienting,” said Alison Holman, a health psychologist at UC Irvine. “It’s like reality isn’t reality right now.” … Our brains are wired to plan for the future, and when that future becomes difficult to imagine, it can take a significant toll on our mental health, Holman said. “If you sense that you don’t have a future, you don’t have hope,” she said.
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Los Angeles Times, March 19, 2020
March 19, 2020