Special Issue "Social Anxiety and Psychophysical Health during 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 "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 January 2023) | Viewed by 2318
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Psychophysical balance is a fundamental issue in public health. In particular, mental health problems (anxiety, depression and related disorders) have increased in the COVID-19 era. The COVID-19 pandemic has also caused a condition of strong psychological stress, generating a common sense of uncertainty about the future in society. Since then, all of our lives have changed. In addition to the direct effects due to illness and economic problems, the pandemic inevitably caused social detachment, undermining the human need to socialize and favoring a strong individual dimension during quarantine. Numerous papers have reported many suicides that occurred during the lockdown period, evaluating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as a trigger for suicide, especially in vulnerable individuals with already present suicidal risk factors and negative outcomes of the health emergency on the state of public mental health. Many age groups are involved, and the clinical and diagnostic areas in which all this has a socio-psychological impact are diverse. Among young people, it is necessary to reflect on the difficulties in returning to socialization with peers and on the reconstruction of everyday life after a period of solitude. Therefore, in the post-COVID-19 era we also emphasize the frustration related to the perception of non-belonging to the group and to social standards, which is accentuated after a long period of isolation. There are also forensic profiles related to the psychological distress connected to this pandemic period. It is important to scientifically investigate all these aspects. In the post-COVID-19 era, the challenge for the coming months is the return to normality, intended not only as a definitive stop of the contagion but also as a new psychological and relational balance of the community. The topics of this Special Issue will concern:
- Social anxiety management
- Analysis and diagnosis of social anxiety and psychophysical health
- Treatment of anxiety
- Management of suicide risk in pandemic era
- Multidisciplinary assessment of social anxiety and psychophysical health
- Psychological impact of COVID-19 on mental health
- Forensic aspect of COVID-19 in mental disorder.
Regarding the prevention of suicide in the COVID-19 era, the specialized branches involved are forensic medicine and forensic pathology; pathological anatomy; pediatrics; general and specialist surgery; maxillofacial surgery; anesthesia and resuscitation; neurology; translational medicine; pulmonology; cardiology; infectious diseases; urology; physiatry; orthopedics; psychiatry; geriatrics; internal medicine; gynecology and obstetrics; gastroenterology and hepatology; nephrology; cardiac surgery; neurosurgery; toxicology; genetics; biology; psychology; clinical chemistry; computer engineering; sports medicine; rehabilitation medicine; neuroradiology; forensic entomology; forensic veterinary; forensic anthropology.
Dr. Isabella Aquila
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- social anxiety
- psychophysical health
- social profile
- social outcomes
- mental health
- forensic pathology
- psychophysical trauma
- management of suicide
- radiological investigation
- surgical intervention
- psychological trauma
- treatment of mental disorders
- treatment of anxiety
- multidisciplinary profiles
- pediatric psychological trauma
- suicide risk