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Title

Substance Use and Abuse Associated with the Behavioral Immune System During COVID-19: The Special Case of Healthcare Workers and Essential Workers

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Citation

Dean McKay, Gordon J.G. Asmundson, Substance use and abuse associated with the behavioral immune system during COVID-19: The special case of healthcare workers and essential workers, Addictive Behaviors, Volume 110, 2020, 106522, ISSN 0306-4603, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106522.

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Psychology

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented stress on healthcare systems throughout the world (Tanne et al., 2020). It has also led to worldwide economic distress. This has resulted in a splintering of the population, with healthcare workers bearing the burden of caring for those afflicted with COVID-19, a consequence of which is direct and sustained infection risk.

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