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COVID-19 mental-health responses neglect social realities

A diagnosis is rarely a solution to problems caused by poverty and inequality.

"We need a reimagining of what counts as treatment in mental health care. Right now, the COVID-19 mental-health strategy is dominated by concerns about an increase in deaths by suicide, a rise in the incidence of depression and possible neurological damage caused by the virus, and rightly so. But labelling a condition doesn’t make the social challenges around it disappear."

Rochelle Burgess: community-health psychologist and lecturer in global health at the Institute for Global Health at University College London

Go here for full article in Nature, 4th May 2020

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