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Worse than the disease

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23 May 2020

9:00 AM

23 May 2020

9:00 AM

The shock of widespread poverty and double-digit unemployment from the Covid-19 pandemic are predicted to cause a tsunami of mental illness if the Black Dog Institute’s survey of 5,000 Australians is an accurate guide. The ensuing drop in living standards will likely come at great cost to the mental health of the population.

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Dr Carlos d’Abrera is a Sydney-based psychiatrist. Opinions are his own.

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