Mental health issues on rise among frontline healthcare staff, study reveals

Mental health issues on rise among frontline healthcare staff, study reveals

According to a new study from the University of East Anglia, mental health issues, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and depression are common among healthcare staff during and immediately after the pandemic. The study -- 'The prevalence of common and stress-related mental health disorders in healthcare workers based in pandemic-affected hospitals: a rapid systematic review and meta-analysis' -- was published in the European Journal of Psychotraumatology on October 16. In the study, the researchers investigated how treating patients in past pandemics such as SARS and MERS affected the mental health of front-line staff.

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