If COVID-19 is an earthquake, the mental health aftershocks have only just begun

Given the harmful consequences of loneliness experiences, particularly during a stressful and fearful era of a highly contagious and deadly virus attack, mental health professionals anticipate higher rates of the mental health infirmities in the general population globally, including depression, anxiety, edgy and impulsive reactions, agitation, irritability, sleep disorders, hostility, hypersensitivity, mistrust, emotional detachment, broken relationships, domestic violence, spousal and child abuse, disrupted careers, increased suicidal and homicidal rates; in addition to increased social unrest, political clashes, and international conflicts.

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