Psychological Health Implications of the Coronavirus Pandemic As a State of Siege

Torres, W. / Published 2020 / Presentation

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Presenter Walter Torres, Ph.D.
Date October 3, 2020
Abstract States of military siege provide an illustrative background that is of heuristic value for understanding the features and the psychological effects of a pandemic. The historical record of states of siege suggests threat features, factors that strengthen or undermine defenses against the threat, effects of the state of siege on psychological function, versions of psychological deterioration, and avenues for nullifying or mitigating its harmful effects.
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