Are Lockdowns Effective in Managing Pandemics?

The present coronavirus crisis caused a major worldwide disruption which has not been experienced for decades. The lockdown-based crisis management was implemented by nearly all the countries, and studies confirming lockdown effectiveness can be found alongside the studies questioning it. In this work, we performed a narrative review of the works studying the above effectiveness, …

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Eating Disorder Diagnoses in Children and Adolescents in Norway Before vs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Studies from the US1,2 and Canada3,4 have reported increasing numbers of children and adolescents receiving treatment for eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most patients are girls,1,2,4 and the predominant diagnosis is anorexia nervosa.1,2 There is insufficient information about the magnitude of this increase on a population level. In this cohort study, we analyzed trends …

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The Lancet: COVID-19 pandemic led to stark rise in depressive and anxiety disorders globally in 2020, with women and younger people most affected

First global estimates of impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in 2020 suggests additional 53 million cases of major depressive disorder and 76 million cases of anxiety disorders were due to the pandemic.Women and younger people were the most affected by major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders in 2020.Countries hit hardest by the …

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