Loneliness, stress, anxiety, addictions, suicidal risks, violence ... The confinement will weigh on mental health and leave a lasting mark on the psyche of the populations. The World Health Organization (WHO) tries, without much success, to sound the alarm on what it judges to be one of the “very important consequences” of the epidemic of Covid-19. “The measures of removal and physical isolation, the closing of schools and workplaces, are particularly difficult for us. Because they affect what we like to do, where we want to be, and who we want to be with, " said Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, Director Europe of WHO, on Thursday.
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For the moment, the well-being of the population is "globally little altered" , says Professor Nicolas Franck, psychiatrist in charge of the Resource Center for Social Rehabilitation and Cognitive Remediation of the Le Vinatier Hospital Center, in Lyon. Witness those who told us about their confinement:
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