Importance of social isolation in mental health: Comments on the original article

Importancia del aislamiento social en la salud mental: Comentarios sobre artículo original


  • Erich A. Egg Rosas Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad Ricardo Palma. Lima, Perú.
  • Leslie M. Mendoza-Arias Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad Ricardo Palma. Lima, Perú.



In his brilliant article published under the name Anxiety level of first-year medical students from a private university in Peru in times of Covid-19, he shows us that of 57 first-year medical students, 75.4% suffered from high levels of anxiety during the current pandemic, which seemed to me a disturbing result, since it is a condition that has been involving practically all of us in recent years. We can also observe that a significant association was found between the female sex and the presence of anxiety1, which would mean that this impact has a certain degree of preference in terms of sex. It is essential to give the appropriate importance and receive treatment as soon as possible to this mental health problem and thus avoid even more serious consequences, therefore, both family and professional support should be had.


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