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COVID‑19 related stress exacerbates common physical and mental pathologies and affects treatment (Review)

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Konstantinos Tsamakis, Andreas S. Triantafyllis, Dimitrios Tsiptsios, Eleftherios Spartalis, Christoph Mueller, Charalampos Tsamakis, Sofia Chaidou, Demetrios A. Spandidos, Lampros Fotis Fotis, Marina Economou, Emmanouil Rizos

Original languageEnglish
JournalExperimental And Therapeutic Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2020


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COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global public health emergency resulting in unprecedented individual and societal fear and anxiety. The stress surrounding this biothreat appears to have clinical implications in all aspects of medicine, both in mental and physical health spheres. The impact of COVID‑19 related anxiety in Cardiology, Paediatrics, Oncology, Dermatology, Neurology and Mental Health and how it affects treatments is discussed. Moreover, the need for introducing novel communication and therapeutic approaches is highlighted in the new landscape of the COVID‑19 era.

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