Shifts in Mental Health Needs in Portugal during the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Do Mental Health Warrants Tell Us?

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  • Filipe Martinho Editor-Associado. Acta Médica Portuguesa. Lisboa. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7703-081X
  • Ana Sofia Cabral Centro de Responsabilidade Integrada de Psiquiatria. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.20602

Keywords:

COVID-19, Hospitalization, Mental Health, Pandemics, Portugal

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2023-12-04

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Martinho F, Cabral AS. Shifts in Mental Health Needs in Portugal during the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Do Mental Health Warrants Tell Us?. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 4 [cited 2024 Apr. 25];36(12):771-2. Available from: https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/20602

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