International Journal of Advanced Science and Research

International Journal of Advanced Science and Research


International Journal of Advanced Science and Research
International Journal of Advanced Science and Research
Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2020)

Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks on mental health


Monalisha Pal, Bijender Kumar Bhiduri

Coronaviruses are important human and animal pathogens. At the end of 2019, a novel coronavirus was identified as the cause of a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei Province of China. It rapidly spread, resulting in an epidemic throughout China, followed by an increasing number of cases in other countries throughout the world. In February 2020, the World Health Organization designated the disease COVID-19, which stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The COVID-19 disease has now achieved pandemic status. The World Health Organization has issued guidelines for managing the problem from both biomedical and psychological points of view. While preventive and medical action is the most important at this stage, emergency psychological crisis interventions for people affected by COVID-19 are also critical The misinterpretation of the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential for creating devastating stress that might turn into anxiety and other psychological diseases. The social isolation, quarantine, and lockdown can increase stress responses and generate more status of uncertainty. Objective: The objective of this narrative review is to find information on Impact of corona virus (COVID-19) on mental health of individuals. Method: A comprehensive review of published literature and journal articles from electronic databases was done by following specific search strategy for each database. Initial 4051 titles were retrieved and after screening 10 articles were selected for full test screening. Finally, 10 articles were selected based on the inclusion criteria. Results: The results Enlighted that the countries in which government has implemented strict rules and regulations for the public health to maintain the social distancing and to decrease the lethality rate of COVID-19. As COVID-19 initially creeps in and subsequently spreads at a globally place and created global panic. The pandemic has significant and variable psychological impacts in each country, depending on the stage of the pandemic. Conclusion: The study concluded that lockdown and social isolation will significantly shows the high prevalence of psychological disorders included anxiety, disorder, suicidal thoughts
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Monalisha Pal, Bijender Kumar Bhiduri. Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks on mental health. International Journal of Advanced Science and Research, Volume 5, Issue 2, 2020, Pages 26-30
International Journal of Advanced Science and Research