Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment .ISSN: 2324-8947

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Short Communication, J Trauma Stress Disor Treat Vol: 9 Issue: 3

COVID-19 and Arising Mental Health Problems in India

Seema Rani*

Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research), Chandigarh, India

*Corresponding Author: Rani S
Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research), Chandigarh, India
Tel: 09779247422
E-mail: [email protected]

Received: May 15, 2020 Accepted: June 22, 2020 Published: June 29, 2020

Citation: Rani S (2020) COVID-19 and Arising Mental Health Problems in India. J Trauma Stress Disor Treat 9:2. doi: 10.37532/jtsdt.2020.9(2).202

Abstract

COVID-19 pandemic can be regarded as a mental health catastrophe. It has given rise to psychiatric problems like anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder. COVID-19 has aggravated pre-existing psychiatric problems, particularly the elderly people are more prone. Stigma faced by the people with COVID-19, their contacts and health care providers is acting as a barrier to provide the adequate and quality of services. The aftermath of psychiatric manifestations due to COVID-19 is a huge problem for developing countries. Currently, management and early preventive measures need to be taken vigorously.

Keywords: COVID-19, Mental health, Stigma, Psychiatric problems

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