The psychiatric impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak

Psychiatry Res. 2020 Feb 28:286:112902. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2020.112902. Online ahead of print.


  1. We must be aware of the challenge and concerns brought by 2019-nCoV. Every effort should be put to understand and control the disease.

  2. Patients with confirmed or suspected 2019-nCoV (new coronavirus disease) may experience fear of the consequences of being infected with a potentially fatal new virus, and those in quarantine might experience boredom, loneliness, and anger.

  3. In the intervention with staff and patients, we found the stress-adaptation model particularly relevant

Publication types

  • Letter