Novel coronavirus and emerging mental health issues - a timely an | 59739
Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence

Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
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Novel coronavirus and emerging mental health issues - a timely analysis of potential consequences and iegal

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Mehran Idris Khan

University of Sialkot, Pakistan

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Abstract :

The present outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has swiftly crossed borders, and inflicted the global mental health issues.It is also affecting peoples’ daily behaviours, economics, prevention strategies and decision-making among policymakers, healthcare organisations and medical centres that may unintentionally weaken COVID-19 control strategies and lead to increased morbidity, as well as mental health care needs globally. Ultimately, this outbreak is leading to further health complications worldwide, such as stress, fear of the unknown, anger, anxiety, denial, depression symptoms, and insomnia. Notwithstanding all the resources used to counter the spread of the virus, further universal strategies are desirable to address the associated mental health problems. The present study uses the qualitative means to investigate the potential impact of COVID-19, the consequences and legal aspects, and then recommend policy implications, in an attempt to cover any apparent loopholes. It presents a unique analysis of its kind on the policy and legal aspects of the on-going pandemic, as regards mental health. It concludes that there is an acute need to prioritising the health care and curative issues, strengthen awareness and address the psychological syndromes or similar complications afflicting members of the general public during this pandemic.

Biography :

Mehran Idris Khan working as Director of the faculty of law at the University of Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan. He also providing my services as Director of the office of research innovations and commercialisation (ORIC). In addition to these positions, I am also working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the school of law, Dalian Maritime University of China.