Meanwhile the COVID-19 crisis challenges the fabric of our society, we examine through our psychological science how this global trauma has affected and is affecting our mental and physical health, how we perceive the world and how we interact with others.
This contribution is part of the scientific landscape as an aid to understanding the social impact, aimed at interpreting the outcome of the pandemic and creating models for predicting the psychosocial consequences of the pandemic in the world.
We divided the covid-19 event into three temporal phases: Pre Covid-19 Era, Inside Covid-19 Era and Post Covid-19 Era and discussed in each of this hypothetical Era on the perception of global threats and traumas researches, on defensive mechanisms and infodemia, information contagion, on the psychological effects of quarantine and social isolation through the lens of polivagal and psychotraumatological theory, and then addressed collective grief, isolating predictive and resilient factors, scientific communication, stress and effect management.
This logic has highlighted how urgent action is needed to mitigate the potentially devastating effects of COVID-19. Many of the implications described here may also be relevant to future pandemics and public health crises.
It’s time to strengthen our mental health system in preparation for the inevitable challenges triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, through gradual care and the practice of providing the most reliable information and the most effective and least resource-intensive treatment.