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Special Issue "Psychological Distress and Coping during the COVID-19 Pandemic"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 3349
Special Issue Editors
Interests: COVID-19; addiction; health behaviours; smoking; e-cigarettes
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Interests: human-animal interaction; mental health; dementia; addictions research
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Special Issue Information
The fast and uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, has led to the infection of millions of people worldwide and a death toll in excess of 6.0 million. COVID-19 has also been linked with significant negative effects on the mental health of the population. Stressors such as the loss of family and friends, suffering from the disease, the imposition of restrictive measures, the threat of job losses and business failure, contact exposure to information on the pandemic and many more have been linked to COVID-19 pandemic. All these stressors cause great psychological distress in the population, and feelings of insecurity, fear, frustration, boredom, loneliness and stigma have become common as a result of the situation, as have certain mental health problems that may have been caused by or aggravated by these states, such as anxiety disorders, sleep disorders and disorders resulting from substance abuse. In response to these stressors and mental health problems, many people adopted adaptive as well as maladaptive coping strategies. Though the extent of the psychological effects on the population from COVID-19 pandemic and coping strategies used are still not fully known.
The IJEPHR invites submissions to this Special Issue focused on research investigating psychological distress and coping during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an imperative importance to assess the results of studies conducted in different countries and during different stages of COVID-19 pandemic to collate the most prominent manifestation of psychological distress and coping responses. A deeper understanding of the mental health consequences of COVID-19 on the population as well as the coping mechanism adopted by the population will enable the development and implementation of more effective interventions for the future. Contributions may be quantitative, qualitative or opinion pieces.
We very much look forward to receiving your submissions.
Dr. Dimitra Kale
Dr. Emily Shoesmith
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- psychological distress
- mental health
- subjective well-being