Chee H Ng


MBBS, MMed (Psych), MD, FRANZCP, Healthscope Chair of Psychiatry, The Professorial Unit, The Melbourne Clinic, Vic; Professor of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Vic; Director, WHO Collaborating Centre in Mental Health, St Vincent’s Hospital, Vic

Diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic

The traumatic experiences associated with COVID-19 pose significant risks for the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the exacerbation of pre-existing PTSD.

Psychological consequences of social isolation and quarantine: Issues related to COVID-19 restrictions

Quarantine has been associated with increased rates of suicide, anger, acute stress disorder, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, with symptoms continuing even years after quarantine.

The psychiatric impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers

Healthcare workers are a vulnerable population who have been exposed to high work-related stress during the COVID-19 pandemic because of the high risk of infection and excessive workloads.