The effects of co-occurring personal and population-level stressors on mental health in the community: findings from a series of studies conducted amid ongoing social unrest and COVID-19 in 2020
Dr. WONG Ming Yin, Stephanie (Post-doctoral Fellow)
Dr. CHAN Kai Tai (Clinical Associate Professor)
26 May 2022
Mental disorders are traditionally conceptualised as largely caused by intrinsic factors. While it is increasingly acknowledged that psychiatric conditions are multi-faceted, the roles played by external factors in psychopathology remains to be understudied. Particularly in a world of ongoing large-scale crises, how population-level stressors such as social unrest and COVID-19 could additionally contribute to symptoms of not only depression and PTSD but also ideas of reference, as a form of psychotic-like experiences, remains to be explored. The current presentation shares findings gathered from a series of studies conducted during the period of social unrest and COVID-19 in Hong Kong. The relevance of the findings to psychopathology and implications are discussed.
Format: Face-to-face and Zoom
Venue: J2 Seminar Room, 2/F Block J, QMH
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