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What all that touch deprivation is doing to us

Oct. 6, 2020

Some people have gone many months without touch: It was one of the first things we were cautioned against, even before social distancing, masks and stay-at-home orders became the new normal. And eventually, its absence can give way to touch deprivation, which can lead to health issues like anxiety and depression, according to Tiffany Field, the director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami, who has a Ph.D. in developmental psychology.

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Tags:   COVID-19, New York Times, Tiffany Field, mental health, psychology