Mclean Hospital

Video: Love and Isolation During the Time of COVID

Available with English captions.

McLean Forum

Jacqueline Olds, MD, Richard S. Schwartz, MD, McLean Hospital

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased loneliness in this country while simultaneously creating difficulties in couples’ relationships from too much closeness. We are already seeing the effects on our mental health and can expect to see consequences on our physical health as well.

In This Presentation

Drs. Olds and Schwartz look at these emergent problems and offer strategies for addressing them with patients.

Lecture highlights include:

  • Identifying health risks of loneliness
  • Developing treatment strategies to decrease patients’ loneliness during the pandemic
  • Describing the effects of the pandemic on couples’ relationships
October 1, 2020

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