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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:7, July, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 2994-3013

COVID-19: Mental Health Issues and Impact on Different Professions
Diksha Purushottam Gourkhede*, Karthikeyan Ravichandran, Srinivas Kandhan, Vemula Prasastha Ram, B. Dhayananth, G. K. Megha and M. Suman Kumar
Division of Veterinary Public Health, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, Bareilly - 243 122, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

The COVID-19 pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 has left a massive impact on the way of living and interaction between people. Containment strategies implemented at regional, national, and global levels have radically transformed everyone’s personal and professional lives. Many people are in front-line services, some are caring for those who are vulnerable and some are vulnerable themselves. The pandemic has created a mental toll leading to high anxiety and uncertainty among individuals and the society as a whole about how life will turn out in the upcoming future. The virus may not infect each person but nearly everyone will experience different levels of psychological distress undoubtedly, which shows the significant psychological impact caused by COVID-19. The impact may be different for every individual and may vary from ‘severe’ in mental illness patients and ‘sufficient’ in mentally sound individuals. The need of the hour is to strengthen our mental health system to prepare for the inevitable challenges that loom at the end of this pandemic. In this context, an attempt has been made to focus onthe issues of mental health, impact of the pandemic on mental health of various professionals, social stigma-related issues, evaluation of mental parameters, and remedies to overcome them. Many countries around the world have been able to control the outbreak within their borders and have taken necessary steps to restore normalcy in terms of economy, however, it is equally important to forward mental health issues.

Keywords: COVID-19, Mental health, Psychology, Stigma, Lockdown, Stress, Anxiety, Depression

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Diksha Purushottam Gourkhede, Karthikeyan Ravichandran, Srinivas Kandhan, Vemula Prasastha Ram, B. Dhayananth, G. K. Megha and Suman Kumar, M. 2020. COVID-19: Mental Health Issues and Impact on Different Professions.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 2994-3013. doi:
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