Psychosocial Associations Between Xenophobia and COVID-19


We are seeing a rise in hatred and lack of empathy in the face of COVID-19.

Renato D. Alarcón, MD, MPH, talks about two important volumes he reviewed in Psychiatric Times, Anti-Semitism and Psychiatry: Recognition, Prevention, and Interventions, and Islamophobia and Psychiatry: Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment. He draws comparison on both topics as they relate to the phenomenon of xenophobia.

Dr Alarcón is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, MN; Honorio Delgado Chair, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. He is an editorial board member of Psychiatric Times.

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