The Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry (SLJP) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published bi annually by the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists.
The Journal publishes original papers, brief reports including case reports and commentaries relevant to psychiatry and allied sciences.
The Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry is committed to maintaining and conforming to the editorial and ethical standards recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
Mental health in pandemic through the lens of a camera
The Covid-19 pandemic forced people to stay at home with no access to parks and other recreationalfacilities, which can lead to significant psychological distress; but, the “Real Happiness Project” (2020) by the University of California showed that simply watching wild life videos and photos can reduce anxiety and improve mood without even leaving one’s house. These photos capture the previously bustling, now deserted Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, and the vibrant wildlife of Sri Lanka, which thrived during Covid-19 lockdown.
Wildlife photo credit – Gihan Abeywardena, National Hospital Kandy.