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Many people lost sense of time during COVID pandemic

Futurity, Aug. 24, 2022

August 24, 2022

Many people lost sense of time during COVID pandemic

“Given that distortions in time perception are a risk factor for mental health problems, our findings have potential implications for public health. We are now looking at temporal disintegration, loneliness, and mental health outcomes over 18 months into the pandemic,” [Alison] Holman, [UCI nursing professor], says. “This will help us gain insight into how these common experiences during the pandemic work together, so we can better understand how to help people struggling with these challenges.”