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Psychosocial impact of COVID-19.
Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2020 Sep - Oct; 14(5):779-788.DM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Along with its high infectivity and fatality rates, the 2019 Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) has caused universal psychosocial impact by causing mass hysteria, economic burden and financial losses. Mass fear of COVID-19, termed as "coronaphobia", has generated a plethora of psychiatric manifestations across the different strata of the society. So, this review has been undertaken to define psychosocial impact of COVID-19.

METHODS

Pubmed and GoogleScholar are searched with the following key terms- "COVID-19", "SARS-CoV2", "Pandemic", "Psychology", "Psychosocial", "Psychitry", "marginalized", "telemedicine", "mental health", "quarantine", "infodemic", "social media" and" "internet". Few news paper reports related to COVID-19 and psychosocial impacts have also been added as per context.

RESULTS

Disease itself multiplied by forced quarantine to combat COVID-19 applied by nationwide lockdowns can produce acute panic, anxiety, obsessive behaviors, hoarding, paranoia, and depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the long run. These have been fueled by an "infodemic" spread via different platforms of social media. Outbursts of racism, stigmatization, and xenophobia against particular communities are also being widely reported. Nevertheless, frontline healthcare workers are at higher-risk of contracting the disease as well as experiencing adverse psychological outcomes in form of burnout, anxiety, fear of transmitting infection, feeling of incompatibility, depression, increased substance-dependence, and PTSD. Community-based mitigation programs to combat COVID-19 will disrupt children's usual lifestyle and may cause florid mental distress. The psychosocial aspects of older people, their caregivers, psychiatric patients and marginalized communities are affected by this pandemic in different ways and need special attention.

CONCLUSION

For better dealing with these psychosocial issues of different strata of the society, psychosocial crisis prevention and intervention models should be urgently developed by the government, health care personnel and other stakeholders. Apt application of internet services, technology and social media to curb both pandemic and infodemic needs to be instigated. Psychosocial preparedness by setting up mental organizations specific for future pandemics is certainly necessary.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neuromedicine, Bangur Institute of Neurosciences, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research & SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Electronic address: drsouvik79@gmail.com.Department of Radiodiagnosis, Care & Cure Hospital, Barasat, West Bengal, India. Electronic address: itiranisarkar@gmail.com.Department of General Medicine, Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, Burdwan, West Bengal, India. Electronic address: ritwikmed2014@gmail.com.Department of General Medicine, Department of General Medicine, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. Electronic address: chatterjeeaspiresubhankar.92@gmail.com.Department of Psychiatry, Specialist Medical Officer, Department of Psychiatry, Behrampore Mental Hospital, Berhampore, Mushridabad, West Bengal, India. Electronic address: drmjdpsy03@gmail.com.Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research & SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Electronic address: subham171293@gmail.com.Department of Neuromedicine, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Electronic address: dlahiri1988@gmail.com.Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School-the University of Queensland School of Medicine New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32526627

Citation

Dubey, Souvik, et al. "Psychosocial Impact of COVID-19." Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome, vol. 14, no. 5, 2020, pp. 779-788.
Dubey S, Biswas P, Ghosh R, et al. Psychosocial impact of COVID-19. Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2020;14(5):779-788.
Dubey, S., Biswas, P., Ghosh, R., Chatterjee, S., Dubey, M. J., Chatterjee, S., Lahiri, D., & Lavie, C. J. (2020). Psychosocial impact of COVID-19. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome, 14(5), 779-788. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsx.2020.05.035
Dubey S, et al. Psychosocial Impact of COVID-19. Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2020 Sep - Oct;14(5):779-788. PubMed PMID: 32526627.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Psychosocial impact of COVID-19. AU - Dubey,Souvik, AU - Biswas,Payel, AU - Ghosh,Ritwik, AU - Chatterjee,Subhankar, AU - Dubey,Mahua Jana, AU - Chatterjee,Subham, AU - Lahiri,Durjoy, AU - Lavie,Carl J, Y1 - 2020/05/27/ PY - 2020/05/11/received PY - 2020/05/21/revised PY - 2020/05/22/accepted PY - 2020/6/12/pubmed PY - 2020/9/25/medline PY - 2020/6/12/entrez KW - Coronavirus KW - Covid-19 KW - Internet KW - Mental health KW - Pandemic KW - Psychosocial KW - Quarantine KW - SARS-CoV2 KW - Social media KW - Stigma KW - Telemedicine SP - 779 EP - 788 JF - Diabetes & metabolic syndrome JO - Diabetes Metab Syndr VL - 14 IS - 5 N2 - BACKGROUND: Along with its high infectivity and fatality rates, the 2019 Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) has caused universal psychosocial impact by causing mass hysteria, economic burden and financial losses. Mass fear of COVID-19, termed as "coronaphobia", has generated a plethora of psychiatric manifestations across the different strata of the society. So, this review has been undertaken to define psychosocial impact of COVID-19. METHODS: Pubmed and GoogleScholar are searched with the following key terms- "COVID-19", "SARS-CoV2", "Pandemic", "Psychology", "Psychosocial", "Psychitry", "marginalized", "telemedicine", "mental health", "quarantine", "infodemic", "social media" and" "internet". Few news paper reports related to COVID-19 and psychosocial impacts have also been added as per context. RESULTS: Disease itself multiplied by forced quarantine to combat COVID-19 applied by nationwide lockdowns can produce acute panic, anxiety, obsessive behaviors, hoarding, paranoia, and depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the long run. These have been fueled by an "infodemic" spread via different platforms of social media. Outbursts of racism, stigmatization, and xenophobia against particular communities are also being widely reported. Nevertheless, frontline healthcare workers are at higher-risk of contracting the disease as well as experiencing adverse psychological outcomes in form of burnout, anxiety, fear of transmitting infection, feeling of incompatibility, depression, increased substance-dependence, and PTSD. Community-based mitigation programs to combat COVID-19 will disrupt children's usual lifestyle and may cause florid mental distress. The psychosocial aspects of older people, their caregivers, psychiatric patients and marginalized communities are affected by this pandemic in different ways and need special attention. CONCLUSION: For better dealing with these psychosocial issues of different strata of the society, psychosocial crisis prevention and intervention models should be urgently developed by the government, health care personnel and other stakeholders. Apt application of internet services, technology and social media to curb both pandemic and infodemic needs to be instigated. Psychosocial preparedness by setting up mental organizations specific for future pandemics is certainly necessary. SN - 1878-0334 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32526627/Psychosocial_impact_of_COVID_19_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1871-4021(20)30154-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -