Psychological consequences of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on doctors


  • Buowari D. Y. Department of Accident and Emergency, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria


The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world. The pandemic has had several impacts on healthcare workers who are at the frontline of screening, triaging and caring for both suspected and confirmed cases, no matter if they are asymptomatic or symptomatic. This has therefore affected the mental health of doctors. Several studies have found that mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic distress syndrome, and insomnia just to mention a few are on a rise among healthcare workers including doctors. This is a review article on the psychological consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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