A Turkish psychiatrist on Monday said that while social isolation was the best answer to stem the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, it has the potential to create psychological issues.

“Social isolation can create a feeling of restriction and helplessness, therefore, people can get depressed,” said Emre Tolun Arici, a psychiatrist, who teaches at the Istanbul-based Uskudar University.

He said that fear of coronavirus can cause mental and psychological disorders, which may lead to panic attacks. He suggested that those getting psychiatric treatments should attend to therapies and take prescribed medicine.

Arici also noted that intra-family communication and

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