More Than Half of COVID-19 Health Care Workers at Risk for Mental Health Problems
Jon L. Gelman
A new study suggests more than half of doctors, nurses, and emergency responders involved in COVID-19 care could be at risk for one or more mental health problems, including acute traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, problematic alcohol use, and insomnia. The researchers found that the risk of these mental health conditions was comparable to rates observed during natural disasters, such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.
The University of Utah Health. "More than half of COVID-19 health care workers at risk for mental health problems." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 12 January 2021.
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