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Coronavirus and suicide: Understanding the psychological toll of global pandemic

International Business Times, March 30, 2020

March 31, 2020

Coronavirus and suicide: Understanding the psychological toll of global pandemic

The impact of novel coronavirus is not only more dangerous for those who have pre-existing medical conditions, but psychological impact of the outbreak also gives tough times for people with preexisting mental health conditions like anxiety or OCD, says Alison Holman, associate professor in the school of nursing at UC Irvine and a health psychology expert. Such people need patient support.