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COVID-19 Pandemic and Mental Health

28 September 2020

We might all have the feeling that the COVID-19 pandemic, with its uncertainties and the additional stressors, is impacting our mental and physical health – we might feel that everyone is worrying more, is more anxious, maybe less hopeful. Is this true and if so, how strongly are people affected, and why are some people affected more than others? This research is necessary to shape future regulations and inform intervention services to assist people vulnerable for mental disorders.

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Ethical approval was obtained from the Ethical Commission Board of the Technical University of Munich (250/20 S).

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I am a clinical neuroscientist at Technical University of Munich, TUM. I am trained in linguistic and neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science, Leipzig, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge. I was recently awarded a EU Marie Skłodowska Curie Horizon 2020 research fellowship to conduct my own research. My goal is to develop improved methods for early identification of individuals at-risk for mental disorders.

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