Psychology & Psychiatry

OCD in a pandemic: Extra handwashing is not distressing for most

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were concerned infection control measures such as extra hand washing and social distancing might compound the distress of people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows Spain far from having 'herd immunity' to virus

A second round of random testing in Spain for antibodies to the new coronavirus indicates that a third of those infected do not develop symptoms, Spanish health authorities said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK coronavirus policy places people aged 60-69 at increased risk

The 7.3 million people in the UK aged between 60 and 69 are at increased risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19. Although the government's age threshold for isolation is 70 years and over, data from countries such ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: What other 'social distancing' options are left?

The federal government's decision to ban "non-essential" mass gatherings of more than 500 people from today has led to some confusion about what's included and also some amusement about the weekend's delay from announcement ...

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