Pandemic behavioral health tips from a psychiatrist
“The unparalleled and pervasive nature of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic has touched all of us in some way. There is limited, albeit growing, research on the mental health effects of disasters. A recent review article pointed out the potentially negative consequences of prolonged quarantine, while other research from Wuhan, China, highlighted the impact of COVID-19, particularly amongst healthcare personnel. Psychiatrists and mental health professionals will play a critical role in the aftermath of the pandemic, but this requires a shift in perception of who a psychiatrist is and what they have to offer.”
Chinenye Onyemaechi is a psychiatrist.
She shares her story and discusses the KevinMD article that she co-wrote, “Redefining the role of psychiatrists in the time of COVID-19.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/04/redefining-the-role-of-psychiatrists-in-the-time-of-covid-19.html)