- Quarantine triggers a wide range of psychological symptoms and disorders, such as anxiety, irritability, anger, confusion, post-traumatic stress and depressive symptoms.
- The impact of quarantine on mental health may have long lasting consequences.
- A longer quarantine duration, fears of infection, frustration, boredom, inadequate supplies, inadequate information, financial loss, and stigma were reported as stress factors.
These results come from a review of studies on quarantine’s psychological impact. 3166 papers were found, among which 24 were selected.
Brooks S.K., Webster R.K., Smith L.E., Woodland L., Wessely S., Greenberg N., Rubin G.J. (February 26, 2020).The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence. Lancet. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30460-8