Lockdown is the world's biggest psychological experiment - and we will pay the price 

Residents write words "stay home" with their mobile phones as they stand on the balcony of their apartment block during the lockdown imposed by the Belgian government to slow down the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread, in Ruisbroek near Brussels, Belgium April 5, 2020. Picture taken with a long exposure. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir - RC2KYF9OLGND

What will the psychological impact be for 2.6 billion people under lockdown? Image: REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Dr Elke Van Hoof
Professor, health psychology and primary care psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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