COVID-19 Pandemic: Mental Health and Coping Strategies
Assistant Professor, SGT University, Gurgoan, Haryana, India.
The world has been facing a global threat from the past few months from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). There has been a significant increase in morbidity and mortality due to this ongoing pandemic which is creating a global challenge. This pandemic is having a profound effect on all aspects of society especially the physical and mental health of the people. There has been a rising concern about the mental health of normal population, COVID-19 patients, Healthcare Workers (HCW) or doctors, children and the elderly population. Recent research has reported symptoms of anxiety, depression and other symptoms of psychological distress among these populations. The main purpose of this review was to focus on various mental health issues and the coping strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic period.