COVID-19 and Mental Health Challenges in Bangladesh

Abstract

Author(s): KM Amran Hossain, Susmita Roy, Mohammad Mosayed Ullah, Russell Kabir, and SM Yasir Arafat

Bangladesh is expected to face a rapid upraise of SARS- CoV-2 outbreak and the nation is in a state of locked down. Evidences suggests a nation suffers a wide range of mental health issues related to anxiety, fear, isolation, depression, panic, emotional outburst and sleep disturbances during COVID 19 pandemic. The psychological impairments are significant to the diagnosed cases, suspected cases, quarantine cases, health workers and their families and relatives. But the health individual spending times with an experience of pandemic are also vulnerable for mental health crisis. There are structured approaches and strategies for the management of this crisis that needs to be taken into account for a comprehensive strategy to meet the spreading challenge in the next potential horizon of COVID 19.