Olafur Palsson, PsyD, professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, was interviewed by the Greensboro News and Record discussing his study that assessed the emotional and mental impacts of COVID-19 on the US adult population.
“Younger people were more affected by it than older individuals, and the Hispanic population seemed to be the most impacted emotionally when comparing ethnic groups,” Palsson said in the article. “Understanding the psychological side of this pandemic has been somewhat neglected because there is so much else that is of concern right now.”
The article reports that study authors recognize the emotional impact of the pandemic could be part of a “growing mental health crisis” as more and more people experience pandemic-related anxiety and depression.
Read the article in the Greensboro News and Record.