How to manage psychological stress in the times of COVID-19

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Published: 6 Apr 2020
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Dr Soumitra Datta - Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, India

Dr Soumitra Datta speaks to ecancer about the psychological stresses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, and how these can be managed effectively.

He mentions numerous steps for those who are currently experiencing quarantine, such as avoiding social gatherings and maintaining a varied routine.

Dr Datta explains some of the psychological effects of quarantine, and points out that some individuals may experience feelings of stress, frustration, boredom and fear of catching COVID-19.

He also suggests some solutions in managing these effects, which involve staying connected to friends and family, taking part in daily exercise and to seek help when necessary.

Other ecancer resources on COVID-19 can be found here.