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5/6/21
Ayubi E, Bashirian S, Khazaei S | J Gastrointest Cancer
Aim: To systematically review and meta-analysis of studies that evaluated the level of depression and anxiety in cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
4/30/21
Sahu AK, Mathew R, Aggarwal P, et al. | J Glob Infect Dis
Aim: To investigate the clinical characteristics that can predict COVID-19 disease severity.
MENTAL HEALTH
4/27/21
Hossain MM, Rahman M, Trisha NF, et al. | Heliyon
Aim: To estimate the pooled prevalence of anxiety and depression in South Asia during COVID-19. 
MENTAL HEALTH
4/26/21
Singh RK, Bajpai R, Kaswan P | Clin Epidemiol Glob Health
Aim: To systematically review existing literature reporting the prevalence of psychological wellbeing (such as stress, anxiety, depression, psychological distress & sleep disorders, etc.), particularly from the Indian perspective as a limited evidence synthesis published so far.
MENTAL HEALTH
4/26/21
Varghese A, George G, Kondaguli SV, et al. | J Glob Health
Aim: To explore the prevalence and determinants of mental health outcomes (anxiety, stress, depression, PTSD, insomnia) among nurses across the globe due to the COVID-19.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
4/26/21
Muller AE, Himmels JPW, Van de Velde S | BMC Med Res Methodol
Aim: To review the diagnostic tests developed to assess or diagnose COVID-19-related fear or phobia.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
4/26/21
Wolf S, Seiffer B, Zeibig JM, et al. | Sports Med
Aim: To provide a systematic overview of the literature with regard to associations between physical activity (PA) and depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
4/26/21
Bakaloudi DR, Jeyakumar DT, Jayawardena R, et al. | Clin Nutr
Aim: To investigate changes in specific dietary habits (snacking, fast-foods, ordered food) and alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 lockdown period compared to pre lockdown time.
MENTAL HEALTH
4/26/21
Souza LFF, Paineiras-Domingos LL, Melo-Oliveira MES, et al. | Cien Saude Colet
Aim: To evaluate the sleep quality in individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic by Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI).
MENTAL HEALTH
4/16/21
Damiano RF, Di Santi D, Beach S, et al. | Braz J Psychiatry
Aim: To review the most common mental health strategies aimed at alleviating and/or preventing mental health problems in individuals during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and other coronavirus pandemics.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
4/13/21
Batista P, Duque V, Luzio-Vaz A | J Infect Dev Ctries
Aim: To identify studies that describe COVID-19 related anxiety, and to understand the impact of anxiety assessment in defining strategies to be implemented in future studies.
MENTAL HEALTH
4/13/21
Labrague LJ | J Nurs Manag
Aim: To appraise and synthesize studies examining resilience, coping behaviours, and social support among healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
4/12/21
Phiri P, Ramakrishnan R, Rathod S, et al. | EClinicalMedicine
Aim: To review the evidence on the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare professionals, patients, and the general public.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
4/12/21
Tomfohr-Madsen L, Racine N, Giesbrecht GF, et al.  | Psychiatry Res
Aim: To analyze the worldwide prevalence of depression and anxiety among pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
4/6/21
Yan H, Ding Y, Guo W | Psychosom Med
Aim: To quantify the prevalence of the adverse mental health outcomes in medical staff working in the hospital settings during the COVID-19 pandemic and explore the relative distribution of anxiety and depressive symptoms.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
4/5/21
Monroy-Fraustro D, Maldonado-Castellanos I, Aboites-Molina M, et al. | Front Public Health
Aim: To review articles on the effectiveness of bibliotherapy on different mental health problems.
MENTAL HEALTH
4/5/21
Meherali S, Punjani N, Louie-Poon S, et al. | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To identify the impact of the pandemic on children's and adolescent's mental health and to evaluate the effectiveness of different interventions employed during previous and the current pandemic to promote children's and adolescents' mental health. 
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
4/5/21
Necho M, Tsehay M, Birkie M, et al. | Int J Soc Psychiatry
Aim: To summarize the existing data regarding anxiety, depression, and psychological distress during the covid-19 pandemic among the wider population so that effective intervention strategies will be initiated.
MENTAL HEALTH
4/2/21
Dixit S, Nandakumar G | Rev Cardiovasc Med
Aim: To explore the possible role of technological advances and social media platforms as an alternate tool in promoting a healthy living style during the COVID-19 era.
MENTAL HEALTH
3/31/21
Kunzler AM, Rothke N, Gunthner L, et al. | Global Health
Aim: To assess its impact on mental health during the early phase by comparing pandemic with prepandemic data and to identify potential risk and protective factors.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
3/30/21
Marvaldi M, Mallet J, Dubertret C, et al. | Neurosci Biobehav Rev
Aim: To estimate the prevalence of anxiety, depression, trauma-related, and sleep disorders of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
3/30/21
Monica AD, Ferrara P, Dal Mas F, et al. | Ann Ig
Aim: To analyze the literature on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the psychological well-being of health professionals.
MENTAL HEALTH
3/26/21
Galanis P, Vraka I, Fragkou D, et al. | J Adv Nurs
Aim: To examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nurses’ burnout and to identify associated risk factors.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
3/23/21
Masaeli N, Farhadi H | J Addict Dis
Aim: To find whether Internet-based addictive behaviors have increased during the pandemic and to define the main reasons for this increase.
MENTAL HEALTH
3/17/21
Lebrasseur A, Fortin-Bedard N, Lettre J, et al.  | JMIR Aging
Aim: To synthesize the existing research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and associated isolation and protective measures, on older adults. 
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
3/17/21
Wang Z, Wang D | Int J Soc Psychiatry
Aim: To reveal the law of formation of public psychological crisis in public health emergencies, and draw lessons from it.
MENTAL HEALTH
3/10/21
Li Y, Scherer N, Felix L, et al. | PLoS ONE
Aim: To provide updated estimates of the prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
3/10/21
Xia L, Chen C, Liu Z, et al. | Front Psychiatry
Aim: To explore the prevalence of sleep disturbances and sleep quality in Chinese HWs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
3/9/21
Piquero AR, Jennings WG, Jemison E, et al. | J Crim Justice
Aim: To estimate the effect of COVID-19-related restrictions (i.e., stay at home orders, lockdown orders) on reported incidents of domestic violence.
MENTAL HEALTH
3/9/21
Veazie S, O'Neil M, LaFavor B, et al.  | 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
3/9/21
Deng J, Zhou F, Hou W, et al. | Psychiatry Res
Aim: To examine the prevalence of depressive symptoms, anxiety symptoms, and sleep disturbances in higher education students to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of higher education students.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
3/8/21
Boldt K, Coenen M, Movsisyan A, et al. | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To identify interventions that target children, their caregivers and/or families, in order to reduce the psychosocial impacts caused by the COVID-19 and comparable disease outbreaks, as well as associated control measures (e.g., quarantine).
MENTAL HEALTH
3/8/21
Al Falasi B, Al Mazrouei M, Al Ali M, et al. | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To investigate the prevalence and determinants of immediate and long-term post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) effects on healthcare professionals by the COVID-19 (SARS CoV-2) and SARS-2003 (SARS CoV-1) pandemics.
MENTAL HEALTH
3/4/21
Strudwick G, Sockalingam S, Kassam I, et al. | JMIR Ment Health
Aim: To identify digital interventions that could be used to support the mental health of the Canadian general population during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
MENTAL HEALTH
3/3/21
Jones EAK, Mitra AK, Bhuiyan AR | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent mental health.
MENTAL HEALTH
3/1/21
Fan FC, Zhang SY, Cheng Y | J Epidemiol Community Health
Aim: To evaluate the updated psychological prevalence of COVID-19 and historical coronavirus-related data.
MENTAL HEALTH
2/26/21
Benzinger P, Kuru S, Keilhauer A, et al. | Z Gerontol Geriatr
Aim: To review the evidence on the psychosocial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on residents, visitors, and employees of elderly care facilities.
MENTAL HEALTH
2/24/21
Jamebozorgi AH, Agoush L, NooriHekmat S, et al. | Research Square
Aim: To systematically review the challenges and prerequisites, strategies, and measures related to the retention of health workers during the disaster.
MENTAL HEALTH
2/22/21
Silva DFO, Cobucci RN, de Paula Soares-Rachetti V, et al. | Cien Saude Colet
Aim: To identify the prevalence of anxiety among health professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
2/17/21
Rauschenberg C, Schick A, Hirjak D, et al. | J Med Internet Res
Aim: To investigate the theoretical and empirical base, user perspective, safety, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of digital interventions in public mental health provision (i.e. mental health promotion, prevention and treatment of mental disorders) that may help to reduce the consequences of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
2/17/21
Sirois F, Owens J | Front Psychiatry
Aim: To examine the factors associated with psychological distress among HCW during an outbreak.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
2/16/21
Ding H, He F, Lu YG, et al. | Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Aim: To evaluate the effects of non-drug interventions on anxiety, depression and sleep in patients with COVID-19 to provide guidance for clinical application.
MENTAL HEALTH
2/16/21
Fiest KM, Leigh JP, Krewulak KD, et al. | BMC Psychiatry
Aim: To review the evidence on the experiences and management of psychological symptoms in physicians during infectious disease outbreaks to better understand and support physician health during this unprecedented time.
MENTAL HEALTH
2/13/21
Zace D, Hoxhaj I, Orfino A, et al.  | J Psychiatr Res
Aim: To identify and summarize the implemented interventions to deal with mental health issues of HCWs during infectious disease outbreaks, and report their effectiveness.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
2/8/21
Yuan K, Gong Y, Liu L, et al. | Mol Psychiatry
Aim: To provide a reliable estimate of the worldwide prevalence of PTSD after large-scale pandemics as well as associated risk factors.
MENTAL HEALTH
2/1/21
d'Ettore G, Ceccarelli G, Santinelli L, et al. | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To analyze the literature to discover which topics have been focused on and what the latest developments are in managing the occupational risk of PTSS in HCWs during the current pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
2/1/21
Santabarbara J, Bueno-Notivol J, Lipinicki DM, et al. | Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry
Aim: To review the evidence on the prevalence of anxiety in health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
2/1/21
Gronholm P, Nose M, van Brakel WH, et al. | Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci
Aim: To develop recommendations for strategies and interventions to reduce stigma and discrimination related to COVID-19.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
2/1/21
Prati G, Mancini AD | Psychol Med
Aim: To determine the psychological impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on the general population.
MENTAL HEALTH
1/29/21
Wang Y, Kala MP, Jafar TH | PLoS One
Aim: To evaluate factors associated with psychological distress among the predominantly general population during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
1/29/21
Zhang Y, Yao F, Kuang X, et al. | Cancer Manag Res
Aim: To evaluate the quality of systematic reviews/meta-analyses (SR/MAs) on alternative exercise traditions in cancer care.
MENTAL HEALTH
1/27/21
Sharifi M, Asadi-Pooya AA, Mousavi-Roknabadi RS | Arch Acad Emerg Med
Aim: To systematically review the epidemiology of burnout and the strategies and recommendations to prevent or reduce it among healthcare providers (HCPs) of COVID-19 wards.
MENTAL HEALTH
1/27/21
Rahman M, Ahmed R, Moitra M, et al. | Front Psychiatry
Aim: To collate evidence on human rights abuses and violations and resultant mental and behavioral health outcomes of different populations, especially those known to be at high risk or have greater vulnerabilities warranting additional mitigation, prevention, and treatment approaches during COVID-19.
MENTAL HEALTH
1/20/21
Fernando I, Perera J, Udawaththa I, et al. | SSRN
Aim: To systemize and organize the contemporary knowledge on stockpiling behavior during a Pandemic. 
MENTAL HEALTH
1/19/21
Sahebi A, Nejati-Zarnaqi B, Moayedi S, et al. | Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry
Aim: To review the evidence on the prevalence of anxiety and depression among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
1/19/21
Cavicchioli M, Ferrucci R, Guidetti M, et al. | Healthcare
Aim: To provide an evidence-based assessment of possible effects of the current COVID-19 quarantine on mental health.
MENTAL HEALTH
1/12/21
Killikelly C, Lenferink LIM, Xie H, et al. | J Loss Trauma
Aim: To review the evidence on the psychological symptoms in healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
1/11/21
Fan S, Guan J, Cao L, et al. | Asian J Psychiatr
Aim: To investigate and monitor the mental health status of pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
1/11/21
Kahil K, Cheaito MA, El Hayek R, et al. | Asian J Psychiatr
Aim: To synthesize descriptive and analytic evidence of suicide and suicide-related outcomes (ideations, intent, attempt, or completion) during major international respiratory outbreaks (COVID-19, MERS, SARS, and influenza A) in the recent history.
MENTAL HEALTH
1/8/21
Joo JY, Liu M | Int Nurs Rev
Aim: To identify and synthesize qualitative studies of frontline nurses’ experiences and challenges when caring for patients with COVID?19 in hospitals.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
1/7/21
Cuadra-Martínez D, Castro-Carrasco PJ, Sandoval-Díaz J, et al. | Rev Med Chil
Aim: To conduct a systematic review on psychological behavior in the context of pandemic scenarios during the twenty-first century. 
MENTAL HEALTH
1/7/21
Deng Y, Chen Y, Zhang B | Asian J Psychiatr
Aim: To evaluate the prevalence of depression and anxiety among general public and healthcare workers during COVID-19 in China and the changes of prevalence before and after the peak of the epidemic occurred.
MENTAL HEALTH
1/2/21
Salehi M, Amanat M, Mohammadi M, et al. | J Affect Disord
Aim: To assess the prevalence of PTSD related symptoms in coronavirus outbreaks.
MENTAL HEALTH
1/1/21
Danet AD | Med Clin
Aim: To find out the psychological impact among first-line healthcare personnel in caring for patients with SARS-CoV-2 and to compare it with the rest of healthcare professionals.
MENTAL HEALTH
12/30/20
Al Maqbali M, Al Sinani M, Al-Lenjawi B | J Psychosom Res
Aim: To ascertain the present impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the prevalence of stress, anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance among nurses.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
12/30/20
Panda PK, Gupta J, Chowdhury SR, et al. | J Trop Pediatr
Aim: To provide a pooled estimate of the prevalence of various psychological and behavioral symptoms/disorders in children and adolescents up to 18?years of age during this pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
12/30/20
Callus E, Bassola B, Fiolo V, et al. | Front Psychol
Aim: To identify the most effective stress reduction techniques for health care providers dealing with patients infected with severe coronavirus (SARS, MERS, and COVID-19).
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
12/22/20
Sun F, Zhu J, Tao H, et al. | J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol
Aim: To review the evidence on mental health in pregnant and delivery women during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
12/22/20
Luo Y, Chua CR, Xiong Z, et al. | Front Psychiatry
Aim: To review the evidence on the impact of viral respiratory epidemics, including coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), on mental health among different population groups, drawing on their insights for recommendations for the current COVID-19 pandemic.
MENTAL HEALTH
12/22/20
Octavius GS, Silviani FR, Lesmandjaja A, et al. | Middle East Current Psychiatry
Aim: To analyze the impact of COVID-19 towards adolescents’ mental health.
MENTAL HEALTH
12/22/20
Santabárbara J, Lasheras I, Lipnicki DM, et al. | Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry
Aim: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to ascertain the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the prevalence of anxiety in the general population.
MENTAL HEALTH
12/22/20
Violant-Holz V, Gallego-Jimenez MG, Gonzalez-Gonzalez CS, et al. | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To analyze the extent to which engaging in physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic affected adults’ psychological health.
MENTAL HEALTH
12/22/20
Salari N, Khazaie H, Hosseinian-Far A, et al. | Hum Resour Health
Aim: To systematically review and determine the prevalence of stress, anxiety and depression within front-line healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients.
MENTAL HEALTH
12/18/20
Yan H, Ding Y, Guo W | Front Psychol
Aim: To quantify the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of pregnant and postpartum women, and to explore the specific vulnerable groups among this population of women.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
12/16/20
Wu T, Jia X, Shi H, et al. | J Affect Disord
Aim: To provide a comprehensive perspective of the prevalence mental health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic and identify high risk groups of mental health problems related to COVID-19 pandemic.
UPDATED
MENTAL HEALTH
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.
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
10/31/20
Sanghera J, Pattani N, Hashmi Y, et al. | J Occup Health
Aim: To determine the impact of SARS?CoV?2 on mental health outcomes of hospital?based HCWs and formulate recommendations for future action.
UPDATED
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.
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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.
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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
5/19/20
Hernandez MA, Navarro SG, Garcia-Navarro EB | Enferm Clin
Aim: To establish evidence-based recommendations regarding the approach to grief and death in relatives of patients with COVID-19, specifically aimed at identifying interventions on the competence management of prevention of complicated grief in relatives of patients with COVID-19 , and describe substitute strategies for grief and death rituals in said family members.
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