Zeitschrift für Depression und Angst

Zeitschrift für Depression und Angst
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ISSN: 2167-1044


Mental Well-being of Patients during Coronavirus Pandemic

Mayank Gandhi

On 31st January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and In March 2020, WHO made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic. Various international organizations and governments are taking required actions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Pandemic is having serious implications on physical as well as mental health of the person. Before the coronavirus people were struggling from mental issue and the coronavirus has made the things bad to worse. COVID-19 which is caused by novel coronavirus is raising concerns of increase in anxiety, depression and stress and it is also raising apprehension of widespread panic. The quarantine and isolation measures have played an important role in preventing the spread of virus but it has negatively affected the mental health of the human being. The pandemic is having adverse psychological consequences which are impacting the mental health of the individual and as mental health plays an important role in working of the human being, so mental problems or issues will definitely impact their working manner and capacity in an adverse manner. Therefore we can say that COVID-19 will have rippling effects, especially based on current public reactions. In our survey also we have found that people who are tested positive are suffering from anxiety, depression and stress etc and they do yoga and meditation to improve their mental health. Through this survey we have tried to find out that which age group is more vulnerable to the pandemic, whether their mental health get affected during quarantine, whether they become addictive of smart phone etc. during quarantine. The survey was designed to find out the implications of COVID-19 on mental health of persons.