The Psychiatric Association of Turkey (PAT) released a set of guidelines on mental health for people above the age of 65 and their relatives, as well as others, as the novel coronavirus outbreak forces changing lifestyles.

Urging against listening to non-specialists, the online advice discouraged taking precautions and self-treatment with hearsay information.

It recommended that those over the age of 65 and those suffering from chronic illnesses in Turkey should abide by a recent order by authorities against leaving their homes.

The guidelines went on to say that these people, who are at higher risk of health complications if

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