International Journal of Social Psychiatry

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Sonia Mukhtar

Sonia Mukhtar

University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
International Journal of Social Psychiatry, Journal Year: 2020, Volume and Issue: 66(5), P. 512 - 516

Published: Jan. 1, 2020

Background: The current ongoing pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) has globally affected 213 countries and territories with more than 2.5 million confirmed cases and thousands of casualties. The unpredictable and uncertain COVID-19 outbreak has the potential of adversely affecting the psychological health on individual and community level. Currently all efforts are focused on the understanding of epidemiology, clinical features, mode of transmission, counteract the spread of the virus, and challenges of global health, while crucially significant mental health has been overlooked in this endeavor. Method: This review is to evaluate past outbreaks to understand the extent of adverse …