In this time of COVID-19 there is much talk about isolation and quarantine.
If you seek a timely and high quality read on the psychological impact quarantine and how to reduce it, look no further. Click here for this recent publication in the Lancet Infectious Diseases.
An important message is to emphasize the altruistic choice of self-isolation, this may limit the negative psychological consequences.
To quote the authors...depriving people of their liberty for the wider public good is often contentious and needs to be handled carefully.