Mental health of family, friends, and co-workers of COVID-19 patients in Japan

Yuta Tanoue, Shuhei Nomura, Daisuke Yoneoka, Takayuki Kawashima, Akifumi Eguchi, Shoi Shi, Nahoko Harada, Hiroaki Miyata*

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As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic rages on, the mental health of both the infected and non-infected is a rising concern. We used administrative survey data (16402 responses in the last two weeks) using a chatbot on LINE, the most popular social networking service (SNS) in Japan, to show that people with COVID-19 patients in a close setting had higher psychological distress level than those without. We believe that the results indicate an urgent need to prioritize the establishment and implementation of mental health and psychosocial support tailored to family, close relatives, and friends of COVID-19 patients.

本文言語English
論文番号113067
ジャーナルPsychiatry Research
291
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2020 9月
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 精神医学および精神衛生
  • 生物学的精神医学

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