MENTAL HEALTH IN THE GENERAL POPULATION AND IN HEALTH PROFESSIONALS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC


Mental health in the general population and in health professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic


Luana Patrícia Barros Collaço

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Objective: Map the literature on mental illness in the general population and in health professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Methods: Research carried out within the VHL with the descriptors: covid AND mental health AND nursing professionals, in the database BDENF AND MEDLINE, filtering with the main subjects: Corona virus infections, nursing professionals, health personnel and mental health, using as exclusion criteria articles that were not in the Portuguese language and that were not within the theme of the study, including only articles published in the year 2020.

Results: A total of 10 articles were found, all of them were analyzed. Among them, 9 (100%) dealt with the prevalence of mental illness in the general population, 5 (45%) in nurses, two (18%) in other health professionals and one (0.9%) in the general population and nurses. 15 symptoms of mental illness were identified.

Conclusion: the Covid-19 pandemic triggered anxiety, depression, stress and post-traumatic stress disorders more frequently in the general population and health professionals. Women, students and nurses are among the most affected.


Keywords: Mental health, Nursing professionals, Pandemic, COVID.

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How to cite this article:
Luana Patrícia Barros Collaço. Mental health in the general population and in health professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Global Journal of Nursing , 2021, 4:20. DOI: 10.28933/gjn-2021-05-1805


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