Vol 17, No 4 (2020)
Review paper
Published online: 2020-09-18
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Review of research on impact of epidemic on healthcare workers, quarantined and socially isolated persons

Małgorzata Maria Sosnowska
DOI: 10.5603/PSYCH.2020.0038
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Psychiatria 2020;17(4):229-236.

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Abstract

For over a decade there has been several studies on mental health effects of anxiety caused by epidemic on psychological
wellbeing of medical workers and those quarantined. In the face of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Poland it is
vital to apply knowledge from previous research on the psychological impact of global disease outbreaks in order to
anticipate mental health costs of the epidemic and social isolation. Recent research has shown medical workers are the
most vulnerable to post traumatic stress among many others identified, e.g., people quarantined and socially isolated
due to introduced countermeasures. Research gives insight on the impact of overwhelming sense of threat on those
affected by the pandemic and how these effects can be observed in declined wellbeing and physical health over long
periods of time after the exposure.

Abstract

For over a decade there has been several studies on mental health effects of anxiety caused by epidemic on psychological
wellbeing of medical workers and those quarantined. In the face of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Poland it is
vital to apply knowledge from previous research on the psychological impact of global disease outbreaks in order to
anticipate mental health costs of the epidemic and social isolation. Recent research has shown medical workers are the
most vulnerable to post traumatic stress among many others identified, e.g., people quarantined and socially isolated
due to introduced countermeasures. Research gives insight on the impact of overwhelming sense of threat on those
affected by the pandemic and how these effects can be observed in declined wellbeing and physical health over long
periods of time after the exposure.

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Keywords

post traumatic stress, epidemic, quarantine, anxiety

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Title

Review of research on impact of epidemic on healthcare workers, quarantined and socially isolated persons

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 17, No 4 (2020)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

229-236

Published online

2020-09-18

DOI

10.5603/PSYCH.2020.0038

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2020;17(4):229-236.

Keywords

post traumatic stress
epidemic
quarantine
anxiety

Authors

Małgorzata Maria Sosnowska

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