How Covid-19 has ‘vaccinated families against disassociation’


How Covid-19 has ‘vaccinated families against disassociation’

Researchers in a new study say the pandemic has created ‘post-traumatic growth’ in many people

Senior reporter

A silver lining has emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic — lockdowns have strengthened family relationships, made people more spiritual and yearn less for material possessions.

Results from a new study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, which drew on data collected during the peak of the first wave, suggest being forced to slow down life, as a consequence of lockdown, has had a positive effect on many people and their families.

A cohort of 385 people from the UK and Portugal, found to have experienced considerable adversity because of Covid-19, took part in the research...

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