publication . Article . 2020

COVID-19 and mental health: challenges and first conclusions

V. E. Medvedev; O. A. Dogotar;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2020 Journal: Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics, volume 12, pages 4-10 (issn: 2074-2711, eissn: 2310-1342, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: IMA Press, LLC
Abstract
Under the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, a rapid change in the epidemiological situation, and introduced quarantine measures, there are conditions for a sharp deterioration in the mental health of a wide range of people. There are specific stressors that negatively affect mental health; there are population groups that are more vulnerable to psychological stress and the development of pathological psychological defense reactions; there is a sharp rise in the number of cases of heterogeneous mental disorders (depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders, etc.) among the population and healthcare workers in the foci of infection. The manifestation or...
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free text keywords: mental disorders, mental health, covid-19, pandemic, Exacerbation, Mental illness, medicine.disease, medicine, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Stressor, Health care, business.industry, business, Mental health, Epidemiology, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Anxiety, medicine.symptom, lcsh:Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system, lcsh:RC346-429
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