Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Psychological impact of quarantine - How to cope with quarantine/isolation

Factsheet on 'Home isolation and quarantine' available in different languagues like Italian, German, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Turkish, Russian, Bulgarian, Arabic, Farsi

provided by the Austrian association of psychologists.

Scheda Informativa "COVID-19: Come superare con successo l’isolamento a casa e la quarantena [PDF]

Informacijeblatt "COVID-19: Kako uspješno prebroditi kućnu izolaciju i karantenu [PDF]

Bilgi Broşürü "COVID-19: Evde izole hayat ve karantinanın üstesinden nasıl gelirsiniz [PDF]

български "COVID-19: Как да понесете добре домашната изолация и карантина [PDF]

ورقة معلومات تة الحظر املنزيل بسبب فريوس كورونا بسالم 

'The Psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it; rapid review of evidence' - The Lancet: Rapid review : Feb 2020

The December, 2019 coronavirus disease outbreak has seen many countries ask people who have potentially come into contact with the infection to isolate themselves at home or in a dedicated quarantine facility. Decisions on how to apply quarantine should be based on the best available evidence. We did a Review of the psychological impact of quarantine using three electronic databases. Of 3166 papers found, 24 are included in this Review. Most reviewed studies reported negative psychological effects including post-traumatic stress symptoms, confusion, and anger. Stressors included longer quarantine duration, infection fears, frustration, boredom, inadequate supplies, inadequate information, financial loss, and stigma. Some researchers have suggested long-lasting effects. In situations where quarantine is deemed necessary, officials should quarantine individuals for no longer than required, provide clear rationale for quarantine and information about protocols, and ensure sufficient supplies are provided. Appeals to altruism by reminding the public about the benefits of quarantine to wider society can be favourable.

The article can be downloaded here


'How to cope with quarantine/isolation?' 

Article from Prof. Atle Dyregrov - Clinic for crisis psychology, Bergen, Norway 

Prof. Atle Dyregrov, former member of our SC on Crisis, Trauma and Disaster psychology wrote a text that provides very useful information on supporting people who have to deal with a quarantine situation: here