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Public health data shows that some boroughs in Montreal are more affected by coronavirus than others — areas like this are also called COVID-19 hotspots

But why is this happening?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the psychological well-being of Quebecers. According to a new study conducted by the Université de Sherbrooke, one in four Montrealers has developed symptoms of "pandemic-induced" anxiety and depression

More broadly, across seven of Quebec's health regions, one in five survey respondents reported similar symptoms of mental distress. The situation seems to be worse in urban areas. 

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Hypochondriacs can calm down, this isn't a real disease. The website Itchy Feet published a pretty interesting comic on Sunday August 2nd which parodied the syndromes that vacationers experience when visiting different parts of the world.

There is of course Paris Syndrome, which is a transient psychological disorder. People around the world tend to idealize Paris as the perfect romantic city and when they get there, their expectations aren't met. This can lead to mild depression, aggression, hostility and anxiety.

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