Mental Health Among Healthcare Workers and Other Vulnerable Groups During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Coronavirus Outbreaks: A Rapid Systematic Review [open pdf - 617KB]
From the Abstract: "Although most countries and healthcare systems worldwide have been affected by the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, some groups of the population may be more vulnerable to detrimental effects of the pandemic on mental health than others. The aim of this systematic review was to synthesise evidence currently available from systematic reviews on the impact of COVID-19 and other coronavirus outbreaks on mental health for groups of the population thought to be at increased risk of detrimental mental health impacts. [...] We conducted a systematic review of reviews on adults and children residing in a country affected by a coronavirus outbreak and belonging to a group considered to be at risk of experiencing mental health inequalities. Data were collected on symptoms or diagnoses of any mental health condition, quality of life, suicide or attempted suicide."
2021 Uphoff et al. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/].
PLoS ONE (August 4, 2021), v.16 no.8