Mental Health Issues during COVID-19 Pandemic: Treatment and How to Overcome

Balan Rathakrishnan, Mohammad Rahim Kamaluddin, Soon Singh Bikar Singh

Abstract


Introduction: The pandemic from the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) caused by the novel Coronavirus 2019 (herein COVID-19) has affected the entire world. Not only does it cause physical symptoms and even death for thousands, but this disease has also had a huge impact on the psychosocial functioning and mental health of both direct and indirect victims. This paper gives an overview of how COVID-19 has caused many psychological problems in Malaysia. It offers some suggestions for managing this crisis. It needs a multi-pronged public health strategy to address the psychological damage caused by both during and after the pandemic. The government, general health and mental health industry, policymakers, and academic experts need to engage in a meaningful debate that leads to policies, resources, actions to prevent future distress.

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Keywords


Mental Health; COVID-19; Treatment; Overcome

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