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Funds for research on how COVID-19 affects mental health, stress and well-being in the Swedish population

Ann-Sophie Lindqvist Bagge, associate professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Gothenburg, will in a new project investigate how COVID-19 affects mental health, stress and well-being in the Swedish population. The project aims to investigate mental health and well-being in relation to citizens’ socioeconomic- and sociodemographic status and in relation to citizens’ own experienced of being medically affected by COVID-19.

On March 11 the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. The rapidly evolving situation has globally and fundamentally changed the way people live. Researchers around the world have drawn attention to an urgent need for research on how pandemics affect the public's mental health

Project funded by the Public Health Agency and FORTE

The research is funded through grants from the Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten) and FORTE. The project is carried out in collaboration with colleagues at the Sahlgrenska Academy and the SOM Institute, where all researchers are active in the interdisciplinary center formation The Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine (WCMTM).

Research leader: Ann-Sophie Lindqvist Bagge, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology. Researchers: Anders Carlander, PhD, the SOM Institute and Roger Olofsson Bagge, Associate Professor, Sahlgrenska Academy.

Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine (WCMTM)

 

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