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The correct answer is True.
Outbreaks can affect mental illness at various levels.
- New onset symptoms: adjustment/depression/anxiety versus well defined post-infectious manifestations (SSPE, PANDAS)
- Worsening of existing conditions: Exacerbation of existing mood, psychotic or addictive disorders.
- Effect on caretakers and friends/family: Depression/anxiety versus stigma, shaming
For more on this topic, see Fears, Outbreaks, and Pandemics, on which this quiz is based.