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University of Basel

07 January 2021

How to mitigate the impact of a lockdown on mental health

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What factors influence mental health during lockdown? Researchers have addressed this question in an international online survey. (Photo: Markus Spiske, Unsplash)

The Covid-19 pandemic is impacting people’s mental health. But what helps and hinders people in getting through a lockdown? A new study led by researchers at the University of Basel addressed this question using data from 78 countries across the world. The results hint at the pivots and hinges on which the individual’s psyche rests in the pandemic.

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