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| Published: September 27, 2020

Psychological challenges of the society: upshot of COVID-19

Tulika Biswas

Asutosh College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sourav Banerjee

Department of Jute & Fibre Technology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.202/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.202

ABSTRACT

Aim: Psychological challenges were existent in the society long before the pandemic announced its arrival. The primary aim of this study is to highlight the exacerbation and escalation of those challenges due to this lockdown. Background: 18.2 million People worldwide are affected by this deadly virus called SARS Cov2, and the death toll stands at 6, 9,80,000 till date. On 31st December 2019 there was an outbreak of pneumonia of mysterious nature in China which demanded urgent hospitalization. Later on, it was identified that a virus named corona originated from the wet market in Hubei province of Wuhan in China. WHO declared it as a pandemic in January 2020 and a public health emergency of international concern as well as the highest level of alarm under international law. The forceful isolation of people at their homes led to issues like mental unhappiness, domestic maltreatment etc. Methodology: Intensive literature survey of published work was undertaken and reviewed in order to gather information about mental health and COVID-19. The website of National Commission for Women was accessed to collect data on domestic abuse. Results: This review has shown that there has been an amplification of depression and anxiety during the lockdown period. Along with the intensification of depression, domestic abuse has witnessed a spurt. Conclusion: Particularly during the period of quarantine, lockdown and increment in corona fatality across the globe there is a necessity of systems, agenda or practices designed to prevent the psychological challenges.

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Tulika Biswas @ sourav007banerjee@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.202/20200803

10.25215/0803.202

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020