13 October 2020

Going Viral – Pandemic and Lockdown Stress

Clinical COVID-19 Mental Health Psychiatry Psychology

In this episode, Dr David Lim talks with Prof Malcolm Hopwood about the pandemic and signs of lockdown stress.

In this episode:

– Anxiety about catching COVID, en-masse disappointment if the vaccine doesn’t meet expectations
– Effects of prolonged psychosocial isolation
– Economic stress is probably the main issue
– Drug & alcohol issues and domestic violence can be severe but often hidden if not specifically screened for

Host: Dr David Lim, GP

Guest: Prof Malcolm Hopwood, Psychiatrist; Director of the Professorial Psychiatry Unit, Albert Road Clinic, University of Melbourne

Total time: 25 mins

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