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Mental Health Effects of COVID-19

  • ID: 5204014
  • Book
  • May 2021
  • 330 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

The psychical effects of COVID-19 are felt globally, but one issue that has not been address is the effects on mental health during and post-COVID-19. Citizens are enduring wide-spread lockdowns, children are out of schools, loss of jobs, and more have caused millions to experience anxiety, depression, insomnia, distress and more. Moreover, there is an ethical dilemma in treating patients with overwhelmed health systems. Pandemic Mental Health: Coping in a COVID-19 Environment, provides a comprehensive analysis of mental health problems due to COVID-19, including depression, suicidal thoughts and attempts, trauma, and PTSD. The book includes chapters detailing the impact of COVID-19 on the family's wellbeing and society dynamics. The book concludes with an explanation on how meditation and online treatment methods can be used to combat the effects on mental health.

  • Discusses family dynamics, domestic violence and aggression due to COVID19
  • Details the psychological impact of COVID19 on children and adolescents
  • Includes key information on depression, anxiety and suicide as a result of COVID-19
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1. Depression and suicidal thoughts due to COVID19 2. Anxiety and OCD due to COVID-19 3. Trauma, and PTSD due to COVID19 4. Psychological impact of losing jobs due to COVID19 5. Overeating and COVID19 6. COVID19, pathological gambling, and internet addiction 7. COVID 19 and panic buying behaviours 8. Family dynamics, domestic violence and aggression due to COVID19 9. Psychological impact of COVID19 on children and adolescents 10. Impact of meditation on mitigating self-isolation problems due to COVID19 11. Using online treatment to provide support to vulnerable individuals during and after the COVID19 pandemic 12. Providing short-term and long-term management strategies: Role of specialists in meditation, psychologists and psychiatrists

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Moustafa, Ahmed A.
Dr. Ahmed A. Moustafa is an associate professor of cognitive and behavioral neuroscience at the Marcs Institute for Brain, Behaviour, Development and School of Psychology, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia. Before joining Western Sydney University as a lab director, Dr. Moustafa spent 11 years in the United States studying psychology and neuroscience. His research focuses on computational and neuropsychological studies of addiction, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, PTSD, and depression. Dr. Moustafa's works have been cited nearly 9000 times. He has published four books and more than 200 papers in high-ranking journals including Science, PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience, Brain, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, Nature (Parkinson's disease), and Neuron.
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