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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32730915

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In December 2019, the first case of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19) infection was reported. In only few weeks it has caused a global pandemic, with mortality reaching 3.4%, mostly due to a severe pneumonia. However, the impact of SARS-CoV-2 virus on the central nervous system (CNS) and mental health outcomes remains unclear. Previous studies have demonstrated the presence of other types of coronaviruses in the brain, especially in the brainstem. There is evidence that the novel coronavirus can penetrate CNS through the olfactory or circulatory route as well as it can have an indirect impact on the brain by causing cytokine storm. There are also first reports of neurological signs in patients infected by the SARS-Cov-2. They show that COVID-19 patients have neurologic manifestations like acute cerebrovascular disease, conscious disturbance, taste and olfactory disturbances. In addition, there are studies showing that certain psychopathological symptoms might appear in infected patients, including those related to mood and psychotic disorders as well as post-traumatic stress disorder. Accumulating evidence also indicates that the pandemic might have a great impact on mental health from the global perspective, with medical workers being particularly vulnerable. In this article, we provide a review of studies investigating the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 on the CNS and mental health outcomes. We describe neurobiology of the virus, highlighting the relevance to mental disorders. Furthermore, this article summarizes the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 from the public health perspective. Finally, we present a critical appraisal of evidence and indicate future directions for studies in this field.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Transtornos Mentais/psicologia , Saúde Mental , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Betacoronavirus , Encéfalo/virologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Humanos , Transtornos Mentais/complicações , Transtornos Mentais/etiologia , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso/etiologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Resultado do Tratamento
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32771337

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BACKGROUND: Psychological suffering by health professionals may be associated with the uncertainty of a safe workplace. Front-line professionals exposed and involved in the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 patients are more susceptible. METHOD: This review was conducted based on papers that were published at MEDLINE, BMJ, PsycINFO, and LILACS, the according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyzes (PRISMA). RESULTS: Health professionals had a higher level of anxiety (13.0 vs. 8.5%, p < 0.01, OR = 1.6152; 95%CI 1.3283 to 1.9641; p < 0.0001) and depression 12.2 vs. 9.5%; p = 0.04; OR = 1.3246; 95%CI 1.0930 to 1.6053; p = 0.0042), besides somatizations and insomnia compared to professionals from other areas. CONCLUSION: Health professionals, regardless of their age, showed significant levels of mental disorders. We observed a prevalence of anxiety and depression. Insomnia was a risk factor for both.


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Infecções por Coronavirus , Pessoal de Saúde/psicologia , Transtornos Mentais/etiologia , Transtornos Mentais/psicologia , Doenças Profissionais/etiologia , Doenças Profissionais/psicologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Humanos , Transtornos Mentais/epidemiologia , Doenças Profissionais/epidemiologia , Prevalência , Estresse Psicológico
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32777327

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BACKGROUND: Health professionals are key personnel to containing infectious diseases like COVID-19. In the face of long work shifts (that reach 16 h per day on average), the risk of getting infected by a high-infectious disease and the lack of enough biological protection measures, mental suffering among health professionals suddenly became evident. METHOD: We carried out an updated meta-analysis to investigate the psychiatric impacts on health professionals in the face of the physical and psychological conditions to which they are subjected due to the high demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. Papers were researched in four databases from December 2019 to April 2020. In total, eight papers were included in the study. RESULTS: Health professionals working to fight COVID-19 are being more severely affected by psychiatric disorders associated with depression, anxiety, distress and insomnia, stress, and indirect traumatization than other occupational groups. No significant differences were observed in the publication bias. CONCLUSION: There is a strong association between health professionals and COVID-19 in terms of psychiatric repercussions. Our meta-analysis showed that health professionals have a higher level of indirect traumatization, in which the level of damage exceeds psychological and emotional tolerance and indirectly results in psychological abnormalities. The incidence of obsessive-compulsive traces and somatizations was higher in situations involving front-line professionals.


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Infecções por Coronavirus , Transtornos Mentais/etiologia , Transtornos Mentais/psicologia , Doenças Profissionais/etiologia , Doenças Profissionais/psicologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Ansiedade/etiologia , Ansiedade/psicologia , Depressão/etiologia , Depressão/psicologia , Pessoal de Saúde , Humanos , Angústia Psicológica , Distúrbios do Início e da Manutenção do Sono/etiologia , Distúrbios do Início e da Manutenção do Sono/psicologia , Estresse Psicológico/epidemiologia
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Hu Li Za Zhi ; 67(5): 26-32, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32978763

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The popularization of smart technology is a global phenomenon. The increasing ubiquity of smartphones offers the potential to apply smart technology in areas such as healthcare and behavioral change interventions. Mobile health services may enhance the effectiveness and resolve the shortcomings of traditional medical services, which cannot continuously and instantly track changes in disease symptoms. The popularity of mobile phones has led to the emergence of mobile health applications. Mobile health applications use active and passive methods to collect data and transmit information. Studies have confirmed the feasibility and acceptance of these applications in assessing and detecting diseases and in mental health interventions. In this article, the limitations of traditional psychiatric medical diagnosis and the opportunity to develop mobile health using information and communication technology are discussed, and related empirical research on using smart technology to evaluate and detect symptoms is explored using the example of bipolar disorders. In addition, the benefits and future prospects of onset alert and the development of healthcare models for action are highlighted. In the future, we look forward to developing mobile health applications that meet the needs of healthcare in Taiwan. Furthermore, we recommend more research and investment in related fields to accumulate more extensive empirical evidence.


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Transtornos Mentais/terapia , Aplicativos Móveis , Smartphone , Telemedicina/métodos , Humanos , Taiwan
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Hu Li Za Zhi ; 67(5): 65-73, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32978767

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BACKGROUND & PROBLEMS: Efficient handover is essential to ensuring high levels of caring quality and patient safety. In our psychiatric acute ward, it was noticed that there were many valueless tasks being performed during the nursing handover process that negatively affected efficiency. PURPOSE: To apply lean management principles to improve the nursing handover process in the psychiatric acute ward. RESOLUTION: In order to find the rightful solution, our task team analyzed the problem using the Value Chart of Lean Management and detected that the handover process was slowed down by motion, waiting, and defects. According to the rules of lean management, group discussion, decision making, and the cost-benefit matrix, we proposed improvement solutions including visual stocktaking, adjusting handover patterns, switching the handover location, and systematizing nursing handover procedures. RESULTS: The time required for stocktaking was shortened from 5 to 2 minutes (60% improvement). The waiting time was shortened from 114 to 49.6 minutes (56.6% improvement). The efficiency of the handover process increased from 66% to 90%. CONCLUSIONS: Applying lean management principles helped detect critical problems and reduce waste, which enhanced efficiency, improved handover, and helped maximize nursing value and benefit in an increasingly complex environment.


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Unidades Hospitalares/organização & administração , Transtornos Mentais/enfermagem , Transferência da Responsabilidade pelo Paciente/organização & administração , Melhoria de Qualidade/organização & administração , Eficiência Organizacional/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Pesquisa em Avaliação de Enfermagem
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Nursing ; 50(10): 48-53, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32956203

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A dramatic shift in adolescent risks and behaviors in recent years threatens adolescents' mental well-being more than ever. This article explores vulnerable adolescent populations, describes the importance of nurses in all categories of assessment for adolescent mental health, and identifies assessment strategies and immediate interventions for successful outcomes.


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Transtornos Mentais/enfermagem , Avaliação em Enfermagem , Populações Vulneráveis/psicologia , Adolescente , Humanos , Suicídio/prevenção & controle , Populações Vulneráveis/estatística & dados numéricos
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Rev Bras Enferm ; 73(suppl 2): e20200338, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês, Português | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32965402

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OBJECTIVE: to identify publishing related to the mental health of health professionals working in the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: an integrative review that included primary articles indexed in the Latin American and Caribbean Literature in Health Sciences, Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Scopus, Embase, Web of Science, Science Direct databases and US National Library of Medicine databases. The result analysis was performed descriptively, in four analytical categories. RESULTS: The publishing involved aspects related to insufficient personal protective equipment, feelings of fear and stigma, the need for psychological and psychiatric support and the possibility of post-outbreak mental disorders. CONCLUSION: All mentioned aspects have a direct impact on the mental health of professionals, demanding the creation of strategies that minimize the emotional burnout of workers, considering that each country and culture reacts differently to the disease.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Pessoal de Saúde/psicologia , Saúde Mental , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , China/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Estudos Transversais , Medo/psicologia , Humanos , Transtornos Mentais/etiologia , Transtornos Mentais/psicologia , Doenças Profissionais/etiologia , Doenças Profissionais/psicologia , Pandemias , Equipamento de Proteção Individual/provisão & distribução , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pesquisa Qualitativa , Estereotipagem
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BMC Public Health ; 20(1): 1337, 2020 Sep 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878612

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BACKGROUND: People who are houseless (also referred to as homeless) perceive high stigma in healthcare settings, and face disproportionate disparities in morbidity and mortality versus people who are housed. Medical students and the training institutions they are a part of play important roles in advocating for the needs of this community. The objective of this study was to understand perceptions of how medical students and institutions can meet needs of the self-identified needs of the houseless community. METHODS: Between February and May 2018, medical students conducted mixed-methods surveys with semi-structured qualitative interview guides at two community-based organizations that serve people who are houseless in Portland, Oregon. Medical students approach guests at both locations to ascertain interest in participating in the study. Qualitative data were analyzed using thematic analysis rooted in an inductive process. RESULTS: We enrolled 38 participants in this study. Most participants were male (73.7%), white (78.9%), and had been houseless for over a year at the time of interview (65.8%). Qualitative themes describe care experiences among people with mental health and substance use disorders, and roles for medical students and health-care institutions. Specifically, people who are houseless want medical students to 1) listen to and believe them, 2) work to destigmatize houselessness, 3) engage in diverse clinical experiences, and 4) advocate for change at the institutional level. Participants asked healthcare institutions to use their power to change laws that criminalize substance use and houselessness, and build healthcare systems that take better care of people with addiction and mental health conditions. CONCLUSIONS: Medical students, and the institutions they are a part of, should seek to reduce stigma against people who are houseless in medical systems. Additionally, institutions should change their approaches to healthcare delivery and advocacy to better support the health of people who are houseless.


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Assistência à Saúde , Pessoas em Situação de Rua , Transtornos Mentais , Defesa do Paciente , Relações Profissional-Paciente , Estigma Social , Estudantes de Medicina , Adulto , Atitude Frente a Saúde , Comportamento Aditivo , Feminino , Necessidades e Demandas de Serviços de Saúde , Pessoas em Situação de Rua/psicologia , Habitação , Humanos , Masculino , Transtornos Mentais/complicações , Saúde Mental , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Oregon , Saúde da População , Pesquisa Qualitativa , Mudança Social , Apoio Social , Transtornos Relacionados ao Uso de Substâncias/complicações , Inquéritos e Questionários
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BMC Public Health ; 20(1): 1327, 2020 Sep 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32907569

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BACKGROUND: Adversity experienced during childhood manifests deleteriously across the lifespan. This study provides updated frequency estimates of ACEs using the most comprehensive and geographically diverse sample to date. METHODS: ACEs data were collected via BRFSS (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System). Data from a total of 211,376 adults across 34 states were analyzed. The ACEs survey is comprised of 8 domains: physical/emotional/sexual abuse, household mental illness, household substance use, household domestic violence, incarcerated household member, and parental separation/divorce. Frequencies were calculated for each domain and summed to derive mean ACE scores. Findings were weighted and stratified by demographic variables. Group differences were assessed by post-estimation F-tests. RESULTS: Most individuals experienced at least one ACE (57.8%) with 21.5% experiencing 3+ ACEs. F-tests showed females had significantly higher ACEs than males (1.64 to 1.46). Multiracial individuals had a significantly higher ACEs (2.39) than all other races/ethnicities, while White individuals had significantly lower mean ACE scores (1.53) than Black (1.66) or Hispanic (1.63) individuals. The 25-to-34 age group had a significantly higher mean ACE score than any other group (1.98). Generally, those with higher income/educational attainment had lower mean ACE scores than those with lower income/educational attainment. Sexual minority individuals had higher ACEs than straight individuals, with significantly higher ACEs in bisexual individuals (3.01). CONCLUSION: Findings highlight that childhood adversity is common across sociodemographic, yet higher in certain categories. Identifying at-risk populations for higher ACEs is essential to improving the health outcomes and attainment across the lifespan.


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Experiências Adversas da Infância/estatística & dados numéricos , Divórcio , Características da Família , Transtornos Mentais , Prisões , Transtornos Relacionados ao Uso de Substâncias , Violência , Adolescente , Adulto , Afro-Americanos , Idoso , Sistema de Vigilância de Fator de Risco Comportamental , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Grupos Étnicos , Feminino , Hispano-Americanos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pais , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Socioeconômicos , Adulto Jovem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(38): e21884, 2020 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957309

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The Dulong nationality is one of the 5 smallest ethnic minorities in China. The suicide rate among people of the Dulong nationality is very serious. To address this issue, we conducted cross-sectional epidemiological studies on the prevalence of mental disorders in ethnic groups. Studying the unique situation of ethnic minorities can help us better understand their mental state and improve their quality of life.We conducted a cross-sectional epidemiological survey on a minority group in Southwest China. We used the cluster sampling method, and 2129 people were included in the study.The highest 1-month disorder prevalence was for alcohol dependence/abuse (4.16%), and the prevalence of lifelong mood disorders was 9.82%. The results of multivariate analysis showed that women faced a higher risk of mood disorders and anxiety disorders.This epidemiological survey of the prevalence of mental disorders in ethnic minorities in Southwest China provides a significant reference for mental health interventions for other ethnic minorities around the world.


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Grupos Étnicos/estatística & dados numéricos , Transtornos Mentais/etnologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Alcoolismo/etnologia , China/epidemiologia , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Inquéritos Epidemiológicos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prevalência , Qualidade de Vida , Fatores Sexuais , Fatores Socioeconômicos , Adulto Jovem
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