| Published: August 27, 2021
Mental Health Challenges Faced During Covid-19 Pandemic: A Review
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.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2021, Helen Benita J, H S Reddy Rajula, Yuwvaranni S & Fanos V
Received: July 01, 2021; Revision Received: August 09, 2021; Accepted: August 27, 2021
Published in Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021