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11/27/20
Kuek JTY, Ngiam LXL, Kamal NHA, et al. | Philos Ethics Humanit Med
Aim: To evaluate prevailing accounts of physicians facing dying patients in ICUs through the lens of Personhood.
MENTAL HEALTH
11/25/20
Nearchou F, Flinn C, Hennessy E, et al  | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To provide a systematic review of the evidence on the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on youth mental health.
RECENTLY UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
11/20/20
Abdo C, Miranda EP, Santos CS, et al. | Indian J Psychiatry
Aim: To perform a systematic review of the literature regarding the consequences of severe acute respiratory syndrome-CoV-2 infection in terms of domestic violence and substance abuse, and compare incidences found.
MENTAL HEALTH
11/20/20
Robertson LJ, Maposa I, Somaroo H, et al. | S Afr Med J
Aim: To understand which mental health conditions may occur in healthcare workers and which interventions could be considered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
11/20/20
Liu D, Baumeister RF, Zhou Y | J of Psychiatric Res
Aim: To examine how the mental status of SARS survivors changed after infection and after hospital release.
MENTAL HEALTH
11/20/20
Gómez-Durán EL, Martin-Fumadó C, Forero CG.  | Occup Environ Med
Aim: To summarise the research evidence on the psychological impact of quarantine on healthcare workers.
MENTAL HEALTH
11/20/20
Sánchez OR, Vale DB, Rodrigues L, et al. | Int J Gynaecol Obstet
Aim: To analyze the existing scientific literature on strategies and recommendations to respond to VAW during the implementation of social distancing measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
11/19/20
Alves GS, Casali ME, Veras AB, et al. | Front Psychiatry
Aim: To discuss psychoeducation measures and brief psychosocial interventions designed in a home setting.
MENTAL HEALTH
11/18/20
Galli F, Pozzi G, Ruggiero F, et al. | Front Psychiatry
Aim: To provide evidence of the psychopathologic burden on health care workers (HCWs) of the first two deadly coronavirus outbreaks to get lessons for managing the current burden of COVID-19 outbreak.
MENTAL HEALTH
11/18/20
Fischer R, Bortolini T, Karl JA, et al. | Front Psychol
Aim: To provide a broad summary of the current evidence drawn from published meta-analyses in order to evaluate the effectiveness of self-guided therapeutic practices which can be implemented by individuals on their own, including during physical distancing and quarantine measures.
MENTAL HEALTH
11/11/20
Cachon-Zagalaz J, Sanchez-Zafra M, Sanabrias-Moreno D, et al. | Front Psychol
Aim: To learn about the research carried out on the child population in times of confinement, especially those dealing with the psychological and motor aspects of minors.
MENTAL HEALTH
11/9/20
Lebrasseur A, Fortin-Bedard N, Lettre J, et al.  | Disabil Health J
Aim: To review the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and associated isolation and protective measures, among people with physical disabilities.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
11/9/20
Yue J, Yan W, Sun Y, et al. | Psychol Med
Aim: To review the available data on the benefits of interventions to reduce adverse mental health sequelae of infectious disease outbreaks, and to offer guidance for mental health service responses to infectious disease pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
11/4/20
Hessami K, Romanelli C, Chiurazzi M, et al. | J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med
Aim: To evaluate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on anxiety and depression of women during pregnancy and perinatal period.
MENTAL HEALTH
11/4/20
Vizheh M, Qorbani M, Arzaghi SM, et al. | J Diabetes Metab Disord
Aim: To review all research carried out on the mental health status of health care workers (HCWs) to bring policymakers and managers’ attention.
MENTAL HEALTH
11/3/20
O'Neil M, Veazie S, LaFavor B | VA Evidence Synthesis Program
Aim: To compare the prevalence of mental health disorders among adults who have been hospitalized for COVID-19 to relevant comparison groups, assess whether the prevalence of mental health disorders varies by patient and disease characteristics, and ascertain mental health care utilization and resource needs for adults following hospitalization for COVID-19.
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VA ESP
MENTAL HEALTH
10/30/20
Arora T, Grey I, Ostlundh L, et al. | J Health Psychol
Aim: To examine the overall prevalence of psychological health outcomes during COVID-19. 
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
10/29/20
Jahrami H, BaHammam AS, Bragazzi NL, et al. | J Clin Sleep Med
Aim: To assess the impact and prevalence of sleep problems among the general population, healthcare workers, and COVID-19 patients.
MENTAL HEALTH
10/28/20
Amanullah S, Shankar RR | Healthcare
Aim: To analyse and summarise the current knowledge on factors/potential factors contributing to burnout amongst healthcare professionals amidst the pandemic. 
MENTAL HEALTH
10/22/20
Fong V, Iarocci G | J Pediatr Psychol
Aim: To evaluate the quality of existing studies on this topic, determine what is known about mental health outcomes and needs of children and families, and provide recommendations for how COVID-19 policies can best support children and families
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
10/22/20
Chew QH, Wei KC, Vasoo S, et al. | J Clin Psychiatry
Aim: To learn from past infectious disease outbreaks to provide better psychological support for our frontline health care workers (HCW) by conducting a rapid review of extant studies that have reported on both psychological and coping responses in HCW during recent outbreaks.
MENTAL HEALTH
10/15/20
Chu IY, Alam P, Larson H, et al. | J Travel Med
Aim: To identify: 1) the social consequences of mass quarantine—community-wide movement restrictions—during previous and current infectious disease outbreaks, and 2) recommended strategies to mitigate the negative social implications of COVID-19 lockdowns. 
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
10/8/20
Henssler J, Stock F, van Bohemen J, et al. | Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci
Aim: To assess the psychological effects in both quarantined and isolated persons compared to non-quarantined and non-isolated persons. 
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
10/7/20
Magill E, Siegel Z, Pike KM | Psychiatr Serv
Aim: To review the evidence on the anticipated mental health sequelae for frontline health workers and best practices to address those mental health needs.
MENTAL HEALTH
10/2/20
Leaune E, Samuel M, Oh H, et al. | Prev Med
Aim: To systematically review the evidence on the association between EVDOs and suicidal behaviors and/or ideation.
MENTAL HEALTH
10/2/20
Salari N, Khazaie H, Hosseinian-Far A, et al. | Global Health
Aim: To investigate the prevalence of sleep disturbances in hospital nurses and physicians facing the COVID-19 patients.
MENTAL HEALTH
9/29/20
de Araujo LA, Veloso CF, de Campos Souza M, et al. | J Pediatr
Aim: To examine the impact of epidemics or social restriction on mental and developmental health in parents and children/adolescents.
MENTAL HEALTH
9/24/20
Cabarkapa S, Nadjidai SE, Murgier J, et al. | Brain Behav Immun Health
Aim: To explore the main findings from the literature examining the psychological impact on HCWs in times of severe epidemics, and to identify strategies to address this.
MENTAL HEALTH
9/23/20
O'Reilly A, Tibbs M, Booth A, et al. | Ir J Psychol Med
Aim: To summarise existing evidence on the potential impact of a pandemic on the mental health of 12-25-year-olds.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
9/17/20
Lasheras I, Gracia-Garcia P, Lipnicki DM, et al. | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To investigate the prevalence of anxiety in medical students during this pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
9/15/20
da Silva ML, Rocha RSB, Buheji M, et al. | J Health Psychol
Aim: To assess the prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in pandemic survivors and the general population.
MENTAL HEALTH
9/10/20
García Ron A, Cuéllar-Flores I | An Pediatr
Aim: To review the available evidence on the psychological impact of confinement in children, seeking to identify the main stressors and protective factors at play.
MENTAL HEALTH
9/8/20
Barello S, Falco-Pegueroles A, Rose D, et al. | Int J Public Health
Aim: To assess available literature on perceived stress and psychological responses to influenza pandemics in HCWs and identify implications for healthcare practice and future research.
MENTAL HEALTH
9/4/20
Stavridou A, Stergiopoulou A, Panagouli E, et al. | Psychiatry Clin Neurosci
Aim: To review the evidence on psychosocial consequences of COVID-19 in children, adolescents and young adults.
MENTAL HEALTH
8/31/20
Usher K, Jackson D, Durkin J, et al. | Int J Ment Health Nurs
Aim: To systematically examine, synthesise and critically appraise the available evidence on the relationship between pandemic-related behaviours and psychological outcomes.
MENTAL HEALTH
8/31/20
Soklaridis S, Lin E, Lalani Y, et al. | Gen Hosp Psychiatry
Aim: To provide an up-to-date and robust synthesis of the evidence by reporting on implementation, evaluation, and outcomes regarding mental health interventions during medical pandemics within the last two decades.
MENTAL HEALTH
8/31/20
Bueno-Notivol J, Gracia-Garcia P, Olaya B, et al. | Int J Clin Health Psychol
Aim: To systematically review community-based studies on depression conducted during the COVID-19 and estimate the pooled prevalence of depression.
MENTAL HEALTH
8/25/20
Krishnamoorthy Y, Nagarajan R, Saya GK, et al. | Psychiatry Res
Aim: To quantify the prevalence of various psychological morbidities among general population, healthcare workers and COVID-19 patients amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
8/19/20
Xiong J, Lipsitz O, Nasri F, et al. | J Affect Disord
Aim: To synthesize extant literature that reports on the effects of COVID-19 on psychological outcomes of the general population and its associated risk factors.
MENTAL HEALTH
8/19/20
Chtourou H, Trabelsi K, H'Mida C, et al. | Front Psychol
Aim: To summarize the existing literature regarding the effect of quarantine and social distancing on psychology and well-being, while providing possible practical recommendations for being more physically active during isolation periods.
MENTAL HEALTH
8/11/20
da Silva FCT, Neto MLR | Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry
Aim: To review the evidence on the psychiatric repercussions in health professionals that work in health systems to fight the clinical implications caused by COVID-19.
MENTAL HEALTH
8/11/20
da Silva FCT, Neto MLR | Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry
Aim: To analyze the main psychological effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in health professionals.
MENTAL HEALTH
8/11/20
Sheraton M, Deo N, Dutt T, et al. | Psychiatry Res
Aim: To compare the incidences of psychological issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as anxiety, depression, occupational stress, PTSD and insomnia, in healthcare workers (HCW) and non-healthcare workers (NHCW). 
MENTAL HEALTH
8/9/20
Cooke JE, Eirich R, Racine N, et al. | Psychiatry Res
Aim: To review the evidence on posttraumatic stress and general psychological stress symptoms during COVID-19.
MENTAL HEALTH
7/31/20
Tng XJJ, Chew QH, Sim K | Singapore Med J
Aim: To examine and summarise existing studies to date regarding the psychological impact of COVID-19 on various populations.
MENTAL HEALTH
7/25/20
Racine N, Cooke JE, Eirich R, et al. | Psychiatry Res
Aim: To conduct a rapid review of child and adolescent anxiety, depression, and traumatic stress experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
MENTAL HEALTH
7/25/20
Imran N, Aamer I, Sharif MI, et al. | Pak J Med Sci
Aim: To examine the impact of quarantine on mental health of children and adolescents, and proposes measures to improve psychological outcomes of isolation.
MENTAL HEALTH
7/23/20
Garcia-Iglesias JJ, Gomez-Salgado J, Martin-Pereira J, et al. | Rev Esp Salud Publica
Aim: To analyze the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak on healthcare professionals' mental health.
MENTAL HEALTH
7/20/20
Shield KD, Chrystoja BR, Ali S, et al. | CMH Initiative
Aim: To review the evidence on how economic crises and natural disasters impact alcohol consumption and its harms.
MENTAL HEALTH
7/13/20
Preti E, Di Mattei V, Perego G, et al. | Curr Psychiatry Rep
Aim: To provide quantitative evidence on the psychological impact of epidemic/pandemic outbreaks (i.e., SARS, MERS, COVID-19, ebola, and influenza A) on healthcare workers (HCWs).
MENTAL HEALTH
7/8/20
Salari N, Hosseinian-Far A, Jalali R, et al. | Global Health
Aim: To analyze the existing research works and findings in relation to the prevalence of stress, anxiety and depression in the general population during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
6/22/20
Luo M, Guo L, Yu M, et al. | Psychiatry Res
Aim: To assess the psychological and mental impact of COVID-19 among healthcare workers, the general population, and patients with higher COVID-19 risk.
MENTAL HEALTH
6/15/20
Barbosa DJ, Gomes MP, Souza BA, et al. | Comun. ciênc. saúde
Aim: To identify the main psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on nursing professionals; describe the main factors capable of generating psychological stress in nursing professionals, describe the coping strategies to combat emotional stress.
MENTAL HEALTH
6/7/20
Loades ME, Chatburn E, Higson-Sweeney N, et al. | J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry
Aim: To establish what is known about how loneliness and disease containment measures impact on the mental health in children and adolescents.
MENTAL HEALTH
6/3/20
Vindegaard N, Benros ME | Brain Behav Immun
Aim: To systematically review the literature in order to provide an overview of the psychiatric complications to COVID-19 infection (direct effect) and how COVID-19 are currently affecting mental health among psychiatric patients and general public (indirect effect) alongside with factors altering the risk of psychiatric symptoms in both groups.
MENTAL HEALTH
6/2/20
Hossain M, Sultana A, Purohit N | Epidemiol Health
Aim: To synthesize the available evidence on mental health outcomes of quarantine and isolation for preventing infectious diseases.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
6/1/20
Nursalam N, Sukartini T, Priyantini D, et al. | Sys Rev Pharm
Aim: To identify factors with psychological impact and social stigma among people.
MENTAL HEALTH
5/21/20
Noone C, McSharry J, Smalle M, et al. | Cochrane Database Syst Rev
Aim: To assess the effectiveness of video calls for reducing social isolation and loneliness in older adults. 
MENTAL HEALTH
5/18/20
Rogers JP, Chesney E, Oliver D, et al. | Lancet Psychiatry
Aim: To examine the two previous coronavirus epidemics, SARS and MERS, to identify the possible psychiatric and neuropsychiatric implications for the current pandemic. 
MENTAL HEALTH
5/13/20
Mayland CR, Harding AJ, Preston N, et al. | J Pain Symptom Manage
Aim: To review and synthesise learning from previous literature focused on the impact on grief and bereavement during other infectious disease outbreaks.
MENTAL HEALTH
5/8/20
Pappa S, Ntella V, Giannakas T, et al. | Brain Behav Immun
Aim: To synthesize and analyze existing evidence on the prevalence of depression, anxiety and insomnia among HCWs during the Covid-19 outbreak.
MENTAL HEALTH
5/7/20
Kisely S, Warren N, McMahon L, et al. | BMJ
Aim: To examine the psychological effects on clinicians of working to manage novel viral outbreaks, and successful measures to manage stress and psychological distress.
MENTAL HEALTH
4/28/20
Rohr S, Muller F, Jung F, et al. | Psychiatr Prax
Aim: To collect evidence on the psychosocial consequences of quarantine measures in severe coronavirus outbreaks prior to COVID-19. 
MENTAL HEALTH
4/27/20
Thombs BD, Bonardi O, Rice DB, et al. | J Psychosomatic Res
Aim: To evaluate (1) levels of mental health symptoms, prioritizing studies that assess changes in symptoms from pre-COVID-19 or compare concurrent samples between participants with different experiences with COVID-19 (e.g., those infected versus healthy comparison sample); (2) factors associated with levels or changes in symptoms during COVID-19, and (3) the effect of interventions on mental health symptoms during COVID-19.
MENTAL HEALTH