How likely is it that you work with a psychopath? Despite misconceptions that psychopaths are only serial killers or rich men who fly jets to their private islands, about 1% of the general population and 3% of business leaders are psychopaths. So, the chance is actually pretty present.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has prompted unprecedented changes to the ways people go about their daily lives. Donning face masks, engaging in contactless meal deliveries or curbside pickups, and staying at least six feet apart in certain social settings such as grocery shopping are just a few things that have become normal.
While these activities are helping to curb the crisis in the physical sense, it’s important to maintain mental and emotional well-being, too.
"Our world is changing dramatically everyday and life as we know it has been severely interrupted," Dr. Masand said. "We know the psychological toll this is going to take on many people, and that's why we are being proactive in making this therapy available to as many clinicians and patients as possible."
"Concerns around COVID-19 and its impact on our health and economy may lead to mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and unhealthy behaviors such as excessive substance use, aggression, or unhealthy eating habits," said Prakash Masand M.D., a Duke-NUS psychiatrist and founder of COPE.