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Mental health and COVID-19: is the virus racist?

Kapilashrami, Anuj and Bhui, Kamaldeep (2020) 'Mental health and COVID-19: is the virus racist?' The British Journal of Psychiatry, 217 (2). 405 - 407. ISSN 0007-1250

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Abstract

COVID-19 has changed our lives and it appears to be especially harmful for some groups more than others. Black and Asian ethnic minorities are at particular risk and have reported greater mortality and intensive care needs. Mental illnesses are more common among Black and ethnic minorities, as are crisis care pathways including compulsory admission. This editorial sets out what might underlie these two phenomena, explaining how societal structures and disadvantage generate and can escalate inequalities in crises.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Health and Social Care, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2020 14:30
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2020 15:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28606

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