Psychological impact of involvement of medical and psychological emergency unit professionals in the medical and psychological care system of the COVID-19  epidemic

CONCLUSION: Psychological impact in this new system among medical and psychological emergency unit professionals is overall low. It appears that some coping strategies, perceived usefulness, satisfaction with the organization and the received support are associated with a lower level of emotional difficulties. A supportive framework and an operative organization of the medical and psychological emergency unit system in times of crisis has a protective effect on the participants.PMID:34728838 | PMC:PMC8553651 | DOI:10.1016/j.amp.2021.10.006
Source: Annals of Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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In March 2019, the world changed when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19, a novel coronavirus, a pandemic. Countries around the world locked down their borders, isolated their citizens and hospitals and healthcare workers (HCWs) had to adapted very quickly to the changing needs of their patients. The added stress of working in a health care environment during infectious outbreaks has been shown to take its toll on HCWs. In a review of 44 studies on the psychological impact of epidemic and pandemic outbreaks, Preti et al found between 11-74% HCWs reported post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSD), with symptoms las...
Source: Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
DiscussionFindings from this research will guide policy and practice regarding the integration of mental health services in the community in the context of epidemic preparedness and response.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.govNCT04616989. Registered on 05 November 2020
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion: Future studies should address primarily resilience and perceived organizational support to promote mental health and prevent burnout, PTSD, anxiety and depression.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Curr Psychol. 2021 Jun 28:1-10. doi: 10.1007/s12144-021-01982-3. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCurrently, a very important thread of research on COVID-19 is to determine the dimension of the psychopathological emotional reactions induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. A non-experimental online research project was designed to determine the predictors of the severity of psychopathological symptoms, such as depression and PTSD symptoms, and the nature of the feedback mechanism between them in groups of men, remaining in hospital isolation due to infection and at-home isolation during the COVID-19 epidemic. The presence of symptom...
Source: Current Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: HCWs working in the frontline during epidemics and pandemics experience a wide range of mental health symptoms. It is imperative that adequate psychological support be provided to HCWs during and after these extraordinary distressful events.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research
Conclusions: Older adults in this review generally have lower stress and less negative emotions under quarantine than younger adults. It is unknown how this compares to pre-pandemic measures. More representative and longitudinal studies are needed to measure the impact of quarantine on the mental health of older adults.Clinical Implications: As existing scales may not capture the full extent of pandemic psychological effects on older adults, clinicians must vigilantly monitor older adults' mental health.PMID:34080527 | DOI:10.1080/07317115.2021.1928355
Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: research
In the spring of 2020, the pandemic catapulted many of us into shock and fear — our lives upended, our routines unmoored. Great uncertainty at the onset evolved into hope that, a year later, a semblance of normalcy might return. Yet not only do people continue to face uncertainty, but many of us have also reached a plateau of fatigue, resignation, and grief. We are living through a time of widespread illness, social and political unrest, economic fractures, and broken safety nets. Whether each of us experiences the ravages of this time close to home or as part of a larger circle, the symptoms of collective trauma are...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Behavioral Health Coronavirus and COVID-19 Fatigue Mental Health Source Type: blogs
AbstractAs the world views, incredulously, the calamitous consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the inseparable connections between body and mind become more and more apparent, even for the heretics (i.e., biological determinists). Such realizations also bolster the understanding of the close link between medical conditions and psychopathology. Launched prior to the COVID-19 epidemic, this special issue sets out to illuminate the prevalence, course, etiology, and responses to a myriad of psychopathological conditions in medical conditions. The 13 articles in this special issue address a variety of medical conditions (chro...
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
2020 has been a challenging year in many ways, including for everyone’s mental health. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a spike in mental health problems with cases tripling in the number of adults experiencing depression. Existing se...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Informatics Psychiatry Source Type: blogs
This study aims to provide a better understanding of what to expect in terms of alcohol consumption, risk factors for excessive use, and its potential consequences during this pandemic based on previous experiences. We investigated how traumatic events related to alcohol consumption. Studies on mass traumatic events (i.e., terrorism as 9/11), epidemic outbreaks (i.e., severe acute respiratory syndrome [SARS] in 2003), economic crises (such as 2008's Great Recession), and COVID-19 were selected. The main keywords used to select the studies were alcohol use, drinking patterns, alcohol use disorders, and alcohol-related conse...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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