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Friday, 26 March 2021

Will We See a Wave of Mental Health Problems After the COVID-19 Pandemic?

COVID-19 & response strategy

The Barcelona Institute of Global Health, ISGlobal, has published a series of discussion notes in the last year that address fundamental questions about the COVID-19 crisis and response strategies.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people's health, but also their goals, family dynamics, job roles, and economic stability. In this sense, it represents an unprecedented global crisis that has had an impact on mental health through multiple mechanisms simultaneously, and that requires urgent action.

The GCAT project, through the COVICAT study, will be able to provide additional clues to current studies to study and understand the impact of the pandemic on mental health. These mental health problems directly related to the infection will be reduced as the spread of the virus is controlled, but those associated with trauma and the socioeconomic impact of the pandemic will increase even after the pandemic has been reached. population immunity.

Written by Ximena Goldberg, Oriana Ramírez, Matilda van den Bosch, Liudmila Liutsko and Berta Briones of ISGlobal, the paper analyzes the different mechanisms by which the pandemic is affecting mental health, taking into account social determinants such as the economic context.