Journal of Psychological Abnormalities

ISSN - ISSN: 2471-9900


Psychological Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Healthcare Workers

Xan Lee*

The World Health Organization (WHO) proclaimed COVID-19, a novel coronavirus disease, an international public health emergency in January 2020. It was reported that there was a high possibility of COVID-19 spreading to other countries throughout the world. COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020. However, this unexpected catastrophe is causing a lot of worry, anxiety, and depression.

The novel coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) started from Wuhan in China . Since then it's affected most of the nations and continents due to its rapid spread. This disease was declared a public health-related emergency situation by the planet Health Organization followed by declaration of an epidemic status in March, 2020. most ordinarily affected are the healthcare professionals who are performing on the frontline. They suffer from severe psychological side-effects which can be attributed to extremely long working hours, heavy work load, and inadequate supply of private protective equipments (PPE) supplies, over-reporting by audiovisual and social media, and various news channels and high rate of infection among the handling staff.