Tag Archives: Coronavirus UK

Generation COVID: pregnancy, birth and postnatal life in the pandemic

Looking to the future: Charley and her baby daughter. James Clifford Kent, Author provided James Clifford Kent, Royal Holloway University of London and Sarah Lloyd-Fox, University of Cambridge What was it like to be pregnant, to give birth and to look after a baby in the middle of a pandemic? For this Insights article, photographer and researcher of visual cultures …

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Human behaviour: what scientists have learned about it from the pandemic

People haven’t been as irrational during the pandemic as some initially thought. Jennifer M. Mason/Shutterstock Stephen Reicher, University of St Andrews During the pandemic, a lot of assumptions were made about how people behave. Many of those assumptions were wrong, and they led to disastrous policies. Several governments worried that their pandemic restrictions would quickly lead to “behavioural fatigue” so …

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Lockdown study finds undiagnosed mental health crisis among new mothers

Shutterstock Vicky Fallon, University of Liverpool; Sergio A. Silverio, King’s College London, and Siân Macleod Davies, Liverpool John Moores University New mothers experienced worryingly high rates of depression and anxiety during the first lockdown, our new research has revealed. One of the major contributing factors to them feeling this way was the psychological impact of social distancing measures. Our study …

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Six evidenced-based ways to look after your mental health during a second lockdown

How to be resilient when everything feels out of control. Timothy Kuiper/Shutterstock Christian van Nieuwerburgh, University of East London Already experiencing pandemic fatigue, many of us feel ill-prepared for another lockdown. Yet this is what we must do, and maybe not for the last time. The problem is, the pervasive effects of the pandemic and the restrictions imposed as a …

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