Study explores COVID-19’s psychological impact

19 May 2020

An international consortium of researchers is exploring COVID-19’s psychological effects in 18 countries, and how compassion can help reduce pandemic-related stress.

The Australian study co-lead author, Dr Stan Steindl from The University of Queensland’s School of Psychology, said people worldwide simultaneously were feeling the effects in different ways. 

“The pandemic itself brings fear and anxiety, as does the loneliness of staying distant from loved ones, and stress about job loss and financial insecurity,” Dr Steindl said.

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Dr James Kirby is co-leader of the Australian study. 

The study website has more information.