Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Call for Action
G. Kalcev1, *, A. Preti2, G. Orrù3, M.G. Carta2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2020
First Page: 411
Last Page: 412
Publisher Id: TOPHJ-13-411
Article History:Received Date: 5/5/2020
Acceptance Date: 5/5/2020
Electronic publication date: 18/08/2020
Collection year: 2020
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The current COVID-19 pandemic is likely to affect the physical and mental health and the well-being of people globally. The physicians and nurses on the frontline of patients care will be among the most affected in their psychosocial well-being, being exposed to trauma consequences and burnout syndrome. It is still unknown whether the COVID-19 infection will have direct neuropsychiatric consequences. The impact of the quarantine lockdown on mental health, too, has to be taken into account. The inclusion of mental health as part of national public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic is mandatory in assisting all those in need.