Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and the risk of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A mental health concern in Nepal

Authors

  • Mohammad Asim Trauma and vascular surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Doha
  • Edwin van Teijlingen Bournemouth University
  • Brijesh Sathian Hamad Medical Corporation

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nje.v10i2.29761

Keywords:

COVID-19, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, mental health, Nepal

Abstract

The sudden outbreak of Coronavirus-19 disease (COVID-19) is transforming the psychology and interpersonal relationships of millions across the globe. In Nepal, there is a need for national mental health surveys post COVID-19. This pandemic can cause traumatic experiences to the patients, caregivers, those quarantined and frontline healthcare providers which may lead to PTSD. Special attention should be focused on high-risk individuals, including policies to implement regular screening of PTSD symptoms. 

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Author Biographies

Edwin van Teijlingen, Bournemouth University

Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK

Brijesh Sathian, Hamad Medical Corporation

Geriatric Medicine Department, Rumailah Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

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Published

2020-06-30

How to Cite

Asim, M., van Teijlingen, E., & Sathian, B. (2020). Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and the risk of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A mental health concern in Nepal. Nepal Journal of Epidemiology, 10(2), 841–844. https://doi.org/10.3126/nje.v10i2.29761

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