Epidemic of COVID-19 in China and associated Psychological Problems
Ahmed, Md Zahir1; Ahmed, Oli2; Aibao, Zhou1; Hanbin, Sang1; Siyu, Liu3; Ahmad, Akbaruddin4
AbstractThe world is experiencing pandemic of the COVID-19 now, a RNA virus that spread out from Wuhan, China. Two countries, China first and later Italy, have gone to full lock down due to rapid spread of this virus. Till to date, no epidemiological data on mental health problems due to outbreak of the COVID-19 and mass isolation were not available. To meet this need, the present study was undertaken to assess the mental health status of Chinese people. An online survey was conducted on a sample of 1074 Chinese people, majority of whom from Hubei province. Lack of adequate opportunities to conduct face to face interview, anxiety, depression, mental wellbeing and alcohol consumption behavior were assessed via self-reported measures. Results showed higher rate of anxiety, depression, hazardous and harmful alcohol use, and lower mental wellbeing than usual ratio. Results also revealed that young people aged 21-40 years are in more vulnerable position in terms of their mental health conditions and alcohol use. To address mental health crisis during this epidemic, it is high time to implement multi-faceted approach (i.e. forming multidisciplinary mental health team, providing psychiatric treatments and other mental health services, utilizing online counseling platforms, rehabilitation program, ensuring certain care for vulnerable groups, etc.).
KeywordCOVID-19 China Epidemic Anxiety Depression Alcohol use disorder
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WOS Research AreaPsychiatry
WOS SubjectPsychiatry
WOS IDWOS:000560051500014
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Corresponding AuthorAhmed, Md Zahir
Affiliation1.Northwest Normal Univ, Coll Psychol, Lanzhou, Peoples R China;
2.Univ Chittagong, Dept Psychol, Chattogram 4331, Bangladesh;
3.Northwest Normal Univ, Coll Tourism, Lanzhou, Peoples R China;
4.Policy Res Ctr Bd, Dhaka, Bangladesh
First Author Affilication心理学院
Corresponding Author Affilication心理学院
First Signature Affilication心理学院
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Ahmed, Md Zahir,Ahmed, Oli,Aibao, Zhou,et al. Epidemic of COVID-19 in China and associated Psychological Problems[J]. ASIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY,2020,51.
APA Ahmed, Md Zahir,Ahmed, Oli,Aibao, Zhou,Hanbin, Sang,Siyu, Liu,&Ahmad, Akbaruddin.(2020).Epidemic of COVID-19 in China and associated Psychological Problems.ASIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY,51.
MLA Ahmed, Md Zahir,et al."Epidemic of COVID-19 in China and associated Psychological Problems".ASIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY 51(2020).
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