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Anxiety disorders: The hidden threat for Latin American countries in times of COVID-19

July 13, 2020

More than 11 million people worldwide are suffering from COVID-19 (Worldometer, July 4, 2020). The global spread is halting economies with a stronger impact in Latin American countries that were already struggling with limited health services, a broad informal market, and high unemployment rates. In these countries, households suffer persistent worries about their health, economic uncertainty, and rigid social isolation, some of the stressors that can lead to mental health diseases.

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