At the beginning of the stay-at-home orders, I heard someone say “it’s not social distancing, it’s just physical distancing”. At the time, I thought that was a great way to put it. In the age of the Internet and social media, it’s almost the best time for everyone to connect from our homes.
For some introverts, the requirement of social distancing across the nation seems like the norm or a blessing. For extroverts, this serious increase in isolation and lack of socializing can have detrimental effects on mental health.
The summer 2018 issue of Behavioral Health News has an interview with Francis S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., who is the Mortimer D. Sackler Professor and Vice Chair for Research at Weill Cornell Medical College’s...