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COVID-19 and mental health: The emergence of care




Crisis intervention, Pandemics, Epidemics, Disease outbreak, COVID-19


Considering the current global situation, marked by important public health crises and, more recently, the pandemic caused by COVID-19, this article aimed to gather information and research findings on the impact of such crises on mental health. The text presents main concepts related to the new coronavirus and analyzes consequences of measures adopted to deal with scenarios such as the current problem, which involve social distance, quarantine, and isolation, throughout three distinct moments: pre-crisis, intracrisis, and post-crisis. The paper focuses on the repercussions observed on the population's mental health and discusses favorable and unfavorable outcomes within the crisis process. It is finished presenting questions related to the emergence of mental health care provided by Psychology and other health professionals, aiming to reduce negative impacts of this crisis and act in a preventive function.


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Author Biographies

Andre Faro, Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil

Doutor em Psicologia e Pós-Doutorado pela Johns Hopkins University (Bloomberg School of Public Health). Pesquisador CNPq (nível 2). Universidade Federal de Sergipe/ Departamento de Psicologia/ Docente da graduação e do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Psicologia. São Cristóvão, Sergipe, Brasil.

Tatiana de Cassia Nakano, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas

Doutora em Psicologia, Pós-doutorado pela Universidade São Francisco e visiting scholar pela University of California – Berkeley. Pesquisador CNPq (nível 2). Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas/ Programa de Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu em Psicologia/ Curso de Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu em Psicologia da Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas.



How to Cite

Faro, A., Bahiano, M. de A., Nakano, T. de C., Reis, C., Silva, B. F. P. da, & Vitti, L. S. . (2020). COVID-19 and mental health: The emergence of care. In SciELO Preprints.


Human Sciences