Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sweden readying to close gyms, restaurants, hair salons

Sweden, known for its softer approach to the pandemic, is preparing to use new legislation to close gyms, restaurants and hair salons ahead of a feared third wave of virus infections, the government said Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sweden passes 10,000 virus deaths

Sweden on Thursday said it had passed 10,000 deaths associated with COVID-19, as it reported a record number of 351 deaths in a day.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lockdown-shy Sweden passes pandemic law

Sweden's parliament on Friday passed a pandemic law giving the government new powers to curb the spread of COVID-19 in a country that has controversially relied on mostly non-coercive measures to fight the virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sweden struggles under second virus wave

Despite a sharper tone from authorities and new restrictions, Sweden, which has famously relied on non-coercive measures, is struggling to contain a strong second wave of COVID-19 it thought it could avoid.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Coercive measures are still frequently used in psychiatric care

The use of coercive measures in psychiatric care has decreased over the past years. However, a new study shows that coercive measures are still frequently used in Finland, and periods of both seclusion and mechanical restraint ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychiatry: Case notes indicate impending seclusion

Using notes made by the attending healthcare professionals about psychiatric patients enables impending coercive measures to be predicted in advance—potentially even through automated text analysis. This was reported by ...