Korean J Med.  2020 Dec;95(6):360-363. 10.3904/kjm.2020.95.6.360.

Psychological Effects of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

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  • 1Division of Disaster Mental Health Services, National Center for Mental Health, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has spread across the world, reducing social interactions and causing substantial psychological distress and economic losses. This review summarizes the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of uncertainty, the loss of autonomy associated with preventive measures, and secondary stressors such as potential future economic losses.

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COVID-19; 감염병; 심리적 스트레스; 정신건강; COVID-19; Epidemics; Psychological distress; Mental health
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