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  Indian J Med Microbiol
 

Figure 1: Disruption of social and biological rhythms consequent to the COVID-19 pandemic and possible role of interpersonal and social rhythm therapy. Description: Prolonged social isolation, quarantine, loss of “social touch,” changing work schedules, familial/marital discord, distancing, and grief during the pandemic can all lead to disturbances in social and biological rhythms (disruption of sleep/wake cycle), which in the presence of biological vulnerability and psychosocial stressors (financial loss, unemployment, stigma, fear of infection, stress, compromised health, etc.) can lead to the genesis of psychiatric syndromes. Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy can possibly help by targeting the consequent interpersonal deficits, role transitions/disputes, and grief arising out of the social rhythm disruption

Figure 1: Disruption of social and biological rhythms consequent to the COVID-19 pandemic and possible role of interpersonal and social rhythm therapy. Description: Prolonged social isolation, quarantine, loss of “social touch,” changing work schedules, familial/marital discord, distancing, and grief during the pandemic can all lead to disturbances in social and biological rhythms (disruption of sleep/wake cycle), which in the presence of biological vulnerability and psychosocial stressors (financial loss, unemployment, stigma, fear of infection, stress, compromised health, etc.) can lead to the genesis of psychiatric syndromes. Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy can possibly help by targeting the consequent interpersonal deficits, role transitions/disputes, and grief arising out of the social rhythm disruption