Raw Story: A neuroscientist explains how to vaccinate against the long-term psychological effects of COVID-19

Raw Story: A neuroscientist explains how to vaccinate against the long-term psychological effects of COVID-19. “Unlike posttraumatic stress disorder which is commonly linked to one or more distinct, episodic traumatic events, COVID represents a continuous, ongoing stressor that includes at least three principal elements: (1) fear of current and/or future viral infection, (2) long-lasting adverse economic impacts, and (3) disturbed daily routines and prolonged isolation. To borrow a term from the epidemiologists working on this pandemic crisis, we are likely to see a psychological ‘long COVID’ that will affect this generation and those to come as a kind of transgenerational trauma.”

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