About 2.6. billion people around the world are in lockdown

The world Economic Forum published an article with charts showing the size of the Coronavirus lockdowns worldwide. About 2.6. billion people around the world are in lockdown, this makes it the biggest psychological experiment. Burnouts and stress-related absenteeism will be the secondary epidemic as a result of this COVID-19 crisis. This article about 2.6. billion people around the world are in lockdown also refers to a review published in The Lancet about a review of 24 studies documenting the psychological impact of quarantine. In short, and perhaps unsurprisingly, people who are quarantined are very likely to develop a wide range of symptoms of psychological stress and disorder, including low mood, insomnia, stress, anxiety, anger, irritability, emotional exhaustion, depression and post-traumatic stress symptoms. Low mood and irritability specifically stand out as being very common, the study notes.

In China, these expected mental health effects are already being reported in the first research papers about the lockdown.

Read the whole article on the website of the World Economic Forum.

Review in The Lancet: The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: a rapid review of the evidence.

An article about Traditional Medicine and COVID-19 can be found on this page of our website.

Health news related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Do you want to stay informed about health news in relation to CAM? 

people's declaration TCIH

Peoples Declaration for Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine


Austrian AMR Action Plan confirms the potential of homeopathy

MEP Interest Group on Integrative Meidicne and Health

MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health, new members

WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine

Establishment of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine


Position Paper ‘Role of CAM and Integrative Oncology in the context of cancer’ published

ear inflammation

Homeopathy for acute otitis media and upper respiratory infections in children


NIH-funded study on pain management

integrative medicine indispensable in farm animal practice

Integrative medicine is indispensable in farm animal practice

veterinary homeopathy-horses

Pluralism in veterinary medicine, with each other instead of against each other