Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 2 - 2021
Risk Factors for Mental Health Disorders Related to the Covid-19 Pandemic
Sergey Igumnov1,2*
1National Research Center for Addiction Problems, Moscow, Russia
2Institute of Psychology of the Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after M. Tank, Minsk, Belarus
*Corresponding Author: Sergey Igumnov, National Research Center for Addiction Problems, Moscow, Russia and Institute of Psychology of the Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after M. Tank, Minsk, Belarus.
Received: June 17, 2020; Published: January 22, 2021




Abstract

Objective: During the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries go through a period of so-called "self-isolation" or quarantine, during which people are forced for a long time not to see their loved ones, not to visit places of importance to them and experiencing constant anxiety and uncertainty due to changing living conditions. This has had a very negative impact on most people's mental state.

Research Materials and Methods: There is the review of the international studies evaluating the prevalence of mental and behavioral disorders, self-harming behavior, acts of family violence, and problematic substance use in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Results: Analyzing data from many countries around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) notes that the fear, loneliness, isolation, stress and anxiety experienced by all people during the COVID-19 pandemic can cause great mental health problems and countries need to be prepared for them.

Conclusion: The review of the studies evaluating the prevalence of mental and behavioral disorders, self-harming behavior, acts of family violence and problematic psychoactive substance use in the COVID-19 pandemic show that depression, drug and alcohol addiction, self-harm and suicidal behavior are expected to increase, requiring increased preparedness by mental health services.

Keywords: Anxiety; COVID-19; Pandemic; Psychoactive Substances; Quarantine; "Self-Isolation"; Stress

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Citation: Sergey Igumnov. “Risk Factors for Mental Health Disorders Related to the Covid-19 Pandemic”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 3.2 (2021): 120-126.

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