Undoubtedly, the outbreak of COVID-19 still represents an overanxious event for both society and population. The fear of getting infected is ubiquitous in the time of the pandemic. The population presented worrying thoughts related to the fact that the health care system was not able to provide enough services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of the hospital beds and ventilators was insufficient in order to ensure enough care, considering the increased number of COVID-19 cases that were admitted to the hospitals. Furthermore, people were fearful about the possibility of the global economy becoming decimated. The fright and also the feelings of anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic can become overpowering and create negative psychological states. In addition, mental health can be affected and influenced during outbreaks of infectious diseases and can be related to the misconception of symptoms, for example perception related phenomenon and corporal modifications. The population that could experiment these feelings, could instantly relate them to the coronavirus infection and express furthermore unpleasant sensations, in connection to more expressed anxiety and fear. Particularly affected were the healthcare workers of the medical system, who were the main combatants in this pandemic. The neuropsychological problems were difficult to avoid by the general population and this became even more difficult to be dealt with by the medical personnel.
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Stroe, Alina Zorina; Stuparu, Alexandru Floris; Axelerad, Silviu Docu; Axelerad, Daniel Docu; and Moraru, Aurelia
"Neuropsychological symptoms related to the COVID-19 pandemic experienced by the general population and particularly by the healthcare personnel,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 8:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol8/iss2/5