Interdependencies between COVID-19, Mental Illness and Living Uneasiness

Authors

  • José Garrucho Martins Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences – CICS.NOVA, Portugal
  • Carlos Miguel Ferreira Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences – CICS.NOVA, Portugal
  • Sandro Serpa Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of the Azores; Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences – CICS.UAc/CICS.NOVA. UAc; Interdisciplinary Centre for Childhood and Adolescence – NICA – UAc, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/ajis-2021-0001

Keywords:

Pandemic, COVID-19, mental illness, living uneasiness

Abstract

The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a profound change in the daily practices and symbolic representations of individuals, with strong social, economic and political implications, which no one is immune to. This article seeks to understand how a pandemic, specifically COVID-19, can generate or potentiate different forms of mental illness and living uneasiness. Thus, the aim is to know the varied manifestations of psychological suffering, from mild psychiatric disorders to the most intrusive ones, not forgetting the forms of widespread suffering which the pandemic causes and which are not reduced to the categories defined by the process of psychiatry. The relationships between mental illness, living uneasiness and COVID-19 are complex and multidimensional.

 

Received: 13 October 2020 / Accepted: 12 December 2020/ Published: 17 January 2021

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Published

2021-01-17

How to Cite

Martins, J. G. ., Ferreira, C. M., & Serpa, S. . (2021). Interdependencies between COVID-19, Mental Illness and Living Uneasiness. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 10(1), 1. https://doi.org/10.36941/ajis-2021-0001

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