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Public mental health under the long-term influence of COVID-19 in China: Geographical and temporal distribution
Ren, Yali1; Qian, Wei2; Li, Zezhi3; Liu, Zhengkui2; Zhou, Yongjie4,5,10; Wang, Ruoxi6; Qi, Ling7; Yang, Jiezhi8; Song, Xiuli9; Zeng, Lingyun10; Zhang, Xiangyang2
First AuthorRen, Yali
Correspondent (z. liu) ; (x. zhang)
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Background: The mental health status caused by major epidemics is serious and lasting. At present, there are few studies about the lasting mental health effects of COVID-19 outbreak. The purpose of this study was to investigate the mental health of the Chinese public during the long-term COVID-19 outbreak. Methods: A total of 1172 online questionnaires were collected, covering demographical information and 8 common psychological states: depression, anxiety, somatization, stress, psychological resilience, suicidal ideation and behavior, insomnia, and stress disorder. In addition, the geographical and temporal distributions of different mental states were plotted. Results: Overall, 30.1% of smokers increased smoking, while 11.3% of drinkers increased alcohol consumption. The prevalence rates of depression, anxiety, mental health problems, high risk of suicidal and behavior, clinical insomnia, clinical post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, moderate-to-high levels of perceived stress were 18.8%, 13.3%, 7.6%, 2.8%, 7.2%, 7.0%, and 67.9%, respectively. Further, the geographical distribution showed that the mental status in some provinces/autonomous regions/municipalities was relatively more serious. The temporal distribution showed that the psychological state of the participants was relatively poorer on February 20, 24 to 26 and March 25, especially on March 25. Limitations: This cross-sectional design cannot make causal inferences. The snowball sampling was not representative enough. Conclusion: Our findings suggest that the prevalence rate of mental disorders in the Chinese public is relatively low in the second month of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, people's mental state is affected by the geographical and temporal distributions.

KeywordCOVID-19 Mental health Geographical distribution Temporal distribution General public
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WOS Research AreaNeurosciences & Neurology ; Psychiatry
WOS SubjectClinical Neurology ; Psychiatry
WOS IDWOS:000578005900003
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Corresponding AuthorLiu, Zhengkui
Affiliation1.Huazhong Univ Sci & Technol, Liyuan Hosp, Tongji Med Coll, Wuhan 430077, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, CAS Key Lab Mental Hlth, 16 Lincui Rd, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ, Renji Hosp, Dept Neurol, Sch Med, Shanghai 200127, Peoples R China
4.China Univ Geosci, Res Ctr Psychol & Hlth Sci, Wuhan 430022, Peoples R China
5.Huazhong Univ Sci & Technol, Tongji Med Coll, Affiliated Wuhan Mental Hlth Ctr, Wuhan 430022, Peoples R China
6.Huazhong Univ Sci & Technol, Tongji Med Coll, Sch Med & Hlth Management, Wuhan 430030, Peoples R China
7.Wuhan Polytech Univ, Sch Hlth Sci & Nursing, Wuhan 430023, Peoples R China
8.Shenzhen Hlth Dev Res Ctr, Shenzhen 518028, Peoples R China
9.Binzhou Med Univ, Clin Psychol, Yantai Affiliated Hosp, Yantai 264005, Peoples R China
10.Shenzhen Kangning Hosp, Shenzhen 518118, Peoples R China
Corresponding Author AffilicationKey Laboratory of Mental Health, CAS
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Ren, Yali,Qian, Wei,Li, Zezhi,et al. Public mental health under the long-term influence of COVID-19 in China: Geographical and temporal distribution[J]. JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS,2020,277:893-900.
APA Ren, Yali.,Qian, Wei.,Li, Zezhi.,Liu, Zhengkui.,Zhou, Yongjie.,...&Zhang, Xiangyang.(2020).Public mental health under the long-term influence of COVID-19 in China: Geographical and temporal distribution.JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS,277,893-900.
MLA Ren, Yali,et al."Public mental health under the long-term influence of COVID-19 in China: Geographical and temporal distribution".JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS 277(2020):893-900.
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