The psychical effects of COVID-19 are felt globally, but one issue that has not been address is the effects on mental health during and post-COVID-19. Citizens are enduring wide-spread lockdowns, children are out of schools, loss of jobs, and more have caused millions to experience anxiety, depression, insomnia, distress and more. Moreover, there is an ethical dilemma in treating patients with overwhelmed health systems.
Mental Health Effects of Covid-19 provides a comprehensive analysis of mental health problems due to COVID-19, including depression, suicidal thoughts and attempts, trauma, and PTSD. The book includes chapters detailing the impact of COVID-19 on the family's wellbeing and society dynamics. The book concludes with an explanation on how meditation and online treatment methods can be used to combat the effects on mental health.
• Discusses family dynamics, domestic violence and aggression due to COVID19
• Details the psychological impact of COVID19 on children and adolescents
• Includes key information on depression, anxiety and suicide as a result of COVID-19
About the Author:
Dr. Ahmed A. Moustafa is an associate professor of cognitive and behavioral neuroscience at the Marcs Institute for Brain, Behaviour, Development and School of Psychology, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia. Before joining Western Sydney University as a lab director, Dr. Moustafa spent 11 years in the United States studying psychology and neuroscience. His research focuses on computational and neuropsychological studies of addiction, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, PTSD, and depression. Dr. Moustafa's works have been cited nearly 9000 times. He has published four books and more than 200 papers in high-ranking journals including Science, PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience, Brain, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, Nature (Parkinson's disease), and Neuron.