Author(s)Docu Axelerad, Any
Silviu, Docu Axelerad
Daniel, Docu Axelerad
Jianu, Dragos Catalin
Stroe, Alina Zorina
Gogu, Anca Elena
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Abstract"This article aims to review and analyze the current literature on the topic of mental health issues related to the new coronavirus pandemic in an attempt to postulate an understanding conclusion regarding the effects of a pandemic on the human mind. In the studies from literature was found a significant prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms related to depression and anxiety, subsidiary to the continuous feelings of loneliness experienced by the human race in the pandemic. Moreover, a proportion of up to 36% of adults and 20% of children experienced at least a form of anxiety and depression during the pandemic. Also, special attention is drawn to the fact that a vulnerable part of the population – the elderly – have become even more at risk during the pandemic. Furthermore, healthcare workers are generally experiencing more psychological symptoms of distress because of the pandemic. In the literature is not yet sufficient evidence to support the claim that people suffering from pre-existing Severe Mental Illnesses are more likely to suffer from worse psychological manifestations of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Amongst the persons infected with the coronavirus, findings show that at least 20% of patients have experienced symptoms associated with delirium. In conclusion, as a tool in the confrontation with coronavirus infection, is revealed that symptoms of mental distress could be alleviated by staying away from news reports covering the evolution of the current pandemic, choosing to believe information only from trusted sources and keeping in contact with friends and family."
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