The Psychological Impact of Quarantine and How to Reduce it Rapid Review of the Evidence
Brooks, S., Webster, R., Smith, L., et al. (2020). The Psychological Impact of Quarantine and How to Reduce it: Rapid Review of the Evidence. The Lancet. 395(10227): 912-920.
The authors conducted a literature review to synthesize lessons learned from SARS, Ebola, the 2009 and 2010 H1N1 influenza pandemic, MERS, and equine influenza pandemics. They summarize stressors during quarantine (e.g., fear of infection, frustration and boredom) and after quarantine (e.g., financial hardship and stigma) and list strategies for mitigating negative mental health effects.