No ‘tidal wave’ of new mental illness; pandemic exacerbates preexisting conditions

However, Roxane Cohen Silver, PhD, professor of psychological science, medicine, and public health, University of California, Irvine, noted that despite the large number of participants, the study’s methodology left many questions unanswered. Commenting for Medscape Medical News, she explained that to make sound public policy recommendations, “one needs to pay a great deal of attention to the methods that are used in collecting those data.”