People in quarantine are likely to develop symptoms of psychological stress and disorder and the scale of the current COVID-19 lockdown is unprecendented.
In short, and perhaps unsurprisingly, people who are quarantined are very likely to develop a wide range of symptoms of:
psychological stress and disorder, including low mood, insomnia, stress, anxiety, anger, irritability, emotional exhaustion, depression and post-traumatic stress symptoms.
Low mood and irritability specifically stand out as being very common, the study notes.
The Lancet published a review of 24 studies documenting the psychological impact of quarantine. The findings offer a glimpse of what is brewing in hundreds of millions of households around the world.
In one study, no less than 28% of quarantined parents warranted a diagnosis of “trauma-related mental health disorder”.