Coronavirus Disease-2019 and Mental Health


  • Darmadi Darmadi Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Riska Habriel Ruslie Department of Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Prima Indonesia, Medan, Indonesia



coronavirus disease-19, delirium, mental health


BACKGROUND: Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) emerges in Wuhan, China and becomes a pandemic on March 2020. Its manifestations mainly cover respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms. In fact, mental health disorders are common in patients with COVID-19 but receive minimum attention.

AIM: We aimed to discuss mental health disturbances in relation to COVID-19 and its management.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: We gathered literature regarding the topic from electronic sources, including PubMed and Google Scholar.

RESULTS: There are several pathogeneses proposed regarding the incidence of mental health problems. The symptoms of mental health problems vary widely and also affect health-care personnel. Diagnosing mental health problem in COVID-19 patients is quite difficult because no examinations are specific enough. The management of mental health problems includes psychological and medical managements.

CONCLUSION: Further study regarding mental health problem and its management in patients with COVID-19 is mandatory.



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Darmadi D, Ruslie RH. Coronavirus Disease-2019 and Mental Health. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Oct. 5 [cited 2022 Jul. 1];8(T1):268-71. Available from:

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