Mental health of the elderly during the COVID-19 outbreak

Indian Scientists’ Response to CoViD-19, (ISRC) (2020) Mental health of the elderly during the COVID-19 outbreak. i wonder.... pp. 76-77. ISSN 2582-1636

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Abstract

How can the COVID-19 outbreak affect the mental health of the elderly? The outbreak of COVID-19 could lead to greater levels of stress in the elderly, as a result of being more at risk of the infection. It could also lead to increased feelings of isolation, especially if they are already experiencing conditions like widowhood, limited mobility etc. Loneliness can increase the risk for depression and anxiety. Those who rely on social contact out of their homes are even more vulnerable to mental health concerns.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Indian Scientists’ Response to CoViD-19, (ISRC)
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 virus, Infection, Pandemic, Mental health, Elder citizens, COVID-19 outbreak
Subjects: Technology > Medicine & health > Promotion of health
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > i Wonder...
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2907
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