Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

April 1, 2020

Mental health in the Covid-19 pandemic.



  • Cullen et al. in their commentary anticipate a considerable increase in anxiety and depressive symptoms among people (public health professionals and the general public) who do not have pre-existing mental health conditions, with some experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder in due course during the COVID-19 pandemic. They provide a list of 4 recommendations government or states can do to help diminish or prevent future psychiatric morbidity.

Cullen et al. (Mar 30, 2020). Mental health in the Covid-19 pandemic. Pre-print downloaded Apr 1 from