Possible vicarious traumatization among psychiatric inpatients during the remission phase of the CoViD-19: a single-center cross-sectional study - Zheng Y, Xiao L, Huang Y, Wang Q, Xie Y, Wang H, Wang G.

This study was designed to determine if and to what extent psychiatric inpat...
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ConclusionIndividuals evidenced four outcome trajectories of distress in the aftermath of COVID-19 in China. Despite the uncertainty and high levels of stress related to the pandemic, the majority of the sample demonstrated resilience and recovery. It is essential to identify individuals at risk for chronic and delayed distress in order to build resilience.
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Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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ConclusionsPTSD and GAD represent a public health problem to be addressed in the post-pandemic period. Healthcare organizations need to activate specific support and rehabilitation networks and programs for healthcare professionals employed during the COVID-19 pandemic.Key messagesThe levels of PTSD symptoms and anxiety among nurses were high during the pandemic.It is necessary for health systems to differentiate between temporary and long-term mental disorders in order to provide the health workforce with appropriate rehabilitation.
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsPrevalence of depressive and PTDS symptoms was high, in particular among younger people and students. That could potentially lead to adverse mental health outcomes in the future, with serious public health consequences. As the pandemic emergency is not solved yet, it is necessary to implement preventive strategies in order to protect the mental well-being of particularly vulnerable subgroups in the population.Key messagesThe prevalence of psychological symptoms was high in this sample during the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic.The subgroups of the population at higher risk for adverse psychological outcomes were...
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study aims to explore the prevalence of psychological trauma arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, and level of engagement with preventative measures in the adult general population, about 1-year after the initial outbreak. Data was collected through a telephone survey in Hong Kong between December, 2020 to February, 2021, which comprised of the Revised Impact of Event Scale (IES-R), the Questionnaire of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice Towards COVID-19 to measure routine preventions (e.g., wearing face mask), questions asking about willingness in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, participation in voluntary testing, and ...
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis with major interpersonal, social and economic impacts at the individual level. Mental health and wellbeing are being severely affected, as confirmed by the high prevalence of symptoms of psychological suffering herein. Mental health protection measures need to be defined and implemented, mainly targeting the most vulnerable groups.Key messagesCOVID-19 pandemic is associated with high prevalence of anxiety, depression and PTSD.Observed mental health inequities imply effective vulnerable-groups-focused mental health promotion programs.
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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