2020
DOI: 10.1001/amajethics.2020.10
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How Should Clinicians Integrate Mental Health Into Epidemic Responses?

Abstract: The 2014 Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone and the current outbreak that began in 2018 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo generated numerous mental health crises that remain unaddressed by global standard infectious disease protocols. This article explores how responders should integrate mental health care into standard Ebola care.

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“…How can these workers be helped? Mental health practitioners should carry out psychiatric interventions as early and timely as possible to deal with the outbreak of these severe infectious diseases ( 32 , 33 ). Prompt and continuous psychological interventions may be beneficial for the mental health of civil servants during high mortality infectious disease outbreaks ( 21 ).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…How can these workers be helped? Mental health practitioners should carry out psychiatric interventions as early and timely as possible to deal with the outbreak of these severe infectious diseases ( 32 , 33 ). Prompt and continuous psychological interventions may be beneficial for the mental health of civil servants during high mortality infectious disease outbreaks ( 21 ).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…As described, the rate of symptoms increased even after the isolation (home quarantine). Early and continuous psychiatric interventions were delivered by the mental health team coping with the outbreak, as suggested in the occurrence of high mortality infectious disease outbreaks (Shantanu & Kearsley, 2020). Similarly, during the Ebola outbreaks in Sierra Leone in 2014 and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2018, medical staff reported high levels of anxiety and the impact of stigma among those who were in direct contact with infected patients (Park et al, 2018).…”
Section: Covid-19 and Consequences For Mental Healthmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Although impact of this pandemic on global psychological health is not yet registered and measured, similar information from previous research works could offer an explanation and insight. Early and timely psychiatric interventions should be delivered by mental health practitioners to cope with the outbreak of high-mortality infectious diseases (Mukhtar, 2020;Shantanu & Kearsley, 2020). The current pandemic COVID-19 is causing devastating psychosocial health concerns such as stress, distress, fear, anxiety, depressive symptoms, sleep disturbances, denial, anger, frustration and mistrust in the general public (Mukhtar, 2020;Rana et al, 2020).…”
Section: Potential Strategiesmentioning
confidence: 99%