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| Published: August 27, 2021

Mental Health Challenges Faced During Covid-19 Pandemic: A Review

Helen Benita J

Department of Biotechnology, St. Joseph's College of Engineering affiliated to Anna University, 600119, Chennai, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Hema Sekhar Reddy Rajula

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Department of Surgical Sciences, AOU and University of Cagliari, 09042 Cagliari, Italy Google Scholar More about the auther

, Yuwvaranni S

Department of Biotechnology, St. Joseph's College of Engineering affiliated to Anna University, 600119, Chennai, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Vassilios Fanos

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Department of Surgical Sciences, AOU and University of Cagliari, 09042 Cagliari, Italy Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.117.20210903

DOI: 10.25215/0903.117

ABSTRACT

Objective: The precautionary actions taken to control the spread of the novel coronavirus made people stay at their houses for a longer period than usual. Although these precautions are meant for limiting the spread of the disease, the majority of the population has been negatively impacted mentally. We therefore, focus on the psychological impact on various peer groups in the general population. Study design: This is a systematic review and meta- analysis. Methods: PubMed and Scopus databases were reviewed, in addition to searches in Google Scholar. The methodology of systematic search (completed in October 2020) has been performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews (PRISMA). Results: Nine studies which included longitudinal, cross- sectional, self- reported and web- based surveys were selected. It was found that individuals varying with age and work established different patterns of psychological impact. Conclusion: It was found that the negative thoughts were provoked due to the decline in the economy, loss of a job, uncertainty about the plans, and the constant updates of the disease. Hence, self- coping strategies along with the support teams from government authorities and NGO’s is crucial in helping the public to manage their mental health.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.117.20210903

10.25215/0903.117

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021