Stress Reactions to COVID-19

This video examines the differences between typical, non-pathological reactions to the stress induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and psychopathology (or mental illness).

The clinical and policy ramifications of this confusion of categories is also explored in addition to explaining the value and importance of affirming the real-even if painful-emotional experiences of those impacted by the pandemic.

Dr Schwartz is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine and CEO of Mind Strategies.