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Letters Covid-19: psychological effects on healthcare workers

Digital approaches for mental health in the age of covid-19

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 29 June 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m2541
  1. Bernard P Chang, associate professor of emergency medicine1,
  2. Ronald C Kessler, McNeil family professor of health care policy2,
  3. Harold A Pincus, professor3,
  4. Matthew K Nock, Edgar Pierce professor of psychology4
  1. 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, 622 West 168th Street, VC2—Suite #260, New York, NY 10032, USA
  2. 2Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
  3. 3Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
  4. 4Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
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Gold’s editorial on psychological first aid interventions recognises the major psychological consequences arising in the covid-19 pandemic.1 In this current climate, mounting effective mental health responses faces challenges, including the widespread reduction of available in-person mental health services and broad limitations in mobility as a result of the public health measures enacted.

Covid-19 is occurring in an age of unprecedented adoption of digital technology, creating opportunities for data driven testing and dissemination …

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