Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the mental health of isolated patients

Penn State researchers provide informed commentary on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the mental health of hospitalized patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

Even with well-established protocols and familiarity, infection isolation protocols may cause significant issues for patients, including decreased interaction times with medical staff, increased depression and anxiety, and increased anger and fear.

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