Prof. Dr. Induja.S, Mohanapriya
Abstract: The novel corona virus disease (COVID 19) pandemic has become a global health emergency in a short span of time. This disease highly infectious nature, rapid progress with serious medical complication and risk of death and absence of effective treatment and vaccine have all added to a community fear need for social distancing, lockdown, quarantine, social isolation are further contributes to the fear and also create stigma. This factor also increases their mental illness like anxiety, depression, stress and sleep disorders. The further impact of the pandemic on mental health is likely to be long lasting and it great challenges to the mental health professionals. The paper discusses various mental related problems in quarantine of COVID 19 and the management of mental health tsunami during this period.
Keywords: COVID-19, quarantine, pandemic