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Hunger as a driver of depressive symptoms: Optimising responses to mental health aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic

X Hunt, D J Stein, N Spaull, M Tomlinson

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Authors' affiliations

X Hunt, Institute for Life Course Heath Research, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

D J Stein, South African Medical Research Council Risk and Resilience in Mental Disorders Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Neuroscience Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa

N Spaull, Research on Socioeconomic Policy, Department of Economics, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

M Tomlinson, Institute for Life Course Health Research, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa; School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Keywords

Nutrition; Hunger; Food insecurity; Mental health; COVID-19; Depression

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2021;111(7):604-605. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2021.v111i7.15754

Article History

Date submitted: 2021-05-06
Date published: 2021-05-06

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