Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal

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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Conclusions: Different goals should be pursued by the levels and region of the emergency department to overcome the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and promote optimal care.PMID:34833491 | DOI:10.3390/medicina57111274
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, important strategies are needed to support healthcare workers. Our study identified a vulnerable group, susceptible to psychologicaldistress which is more at risk of developing reactive mental diseases.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory infections and bronchiectasis Source Type: research
Conclusion: Healthcare professionals treated for COVID 19 are at high risk of psychiatric sequelae. Psychological follow-up should be considered in these patients.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Psychologists and behavioural scientists Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our study highlights that those living with asthma may be experiencing psychological distress in response to the pandemic. Psychological intervention and provision of asthma specific COVID-19 information may help alleviate distress.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: General practice and primary care Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur findings demonstrate that the long-term psychological impact and the cognitive consequences of quarantine differ according to age and gender. The identification of more vulnerable groups allows the implementation of interventions to reduce psychological symptoms and the risk for cognitive impairment.
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Majority of patients did not require face-to-face review and were recovering well. Of the 10 patients seen in the respiratory led clinic, the main issues reported were fatigue and psychological issues. Respiratory symptoms were significantly improving in 9 out of the 10 patients seen. All patients have been introduced to psychology service whilst at clinic and will continue to receive necessary support.PMID:34815594 | PMC:PMC8581698
Source: The Ulster Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Carol A. Mathews Because healthcare providers may be experiencing moral injury (MI), we inquired about their healthcare morally distressing experiences (HMDEs), MI perpetrated by self (Self MI) or others (Others MI), and burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants were 265 healthcare providers in North Central Florida (81.9% female, Mage = 37.62) recruited via flyers and emailed brochures that completed online surveys monthly for four months. Logistic regression analyses investigated whether MI was associated with specific HMDEs, risk factors (demographic characteristics, prior mental/medical health adversity, ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Accumulating evidence exploring the impact of the pandemic on mental health has been published as the Covid-19 pandemic has evolved and reflect how shock, anxiety, and fear of the early periods of the pandemic are giving way to depression and PTSD symptoms...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
The aim of the current study was to investigate the predictive role of intolerance to uncertainty, meaning in life, gender, marital status, having a child, chronic illness, living with a relative over the age of 65, having health care worker relative, the ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
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