Pandemic, Mental Health and Digital Interventions
Affiliation: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States of America
Keywords: Mental Health, Healthcare, Therapy, Pandemic, Lockdown, Psychological Assistance, COVID-19, Digital Interventions
Categories: News and Views, Life Sciences
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused extraordinary upheaval in our lives. The long list of precarious scenarios, including, but not limited to, health concerns related to covid, social distancing, and financial strain, has resulted in ballooning mental health crises. As a result, the field turned to emerging digital interventions to address the elevated demand for mental healthcare to offer accessible and affordable solutions. While digital therapies and online solutions have existed before the pandemic, recent adoption and use of digital interventions has several benefits and needs long term investigations to further our understanding of the field.