Substance Use and Abuse Associated with the Behavioural Immune System During COVID-19: The Special Case of Healthcare Workers and Essential WorkersTAGS: pandemics, covid-19, immune system ·
Authored By: Dean McKay and Gordon J. G. Asmundson
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers and other essential workers (e.g., grocery store, food delivery, and postal employees) are faced with unprecedented levels of stress, including increased risk of infection. To provide meaningful intervention to frontline workers who are struggling to cope effectively with these stressors, clinical researchers must also...
TAGS: pandemics, psychology, smartphone use, immune system ·
Authored By: Jon D. Elhai, Haibo Yang, Dean McKay, Gordon J.G. Asmundson
As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads across the globe, researchers continue to identify widespread public distress coinciding with the pandemic. Although some distress about the virus is beneficial because it motivates people to engage in helpful behaviours such as social distancing, excessive distress can be harmful to individuals and...