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Mental Health and Substance Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Submission Deadline: July 31, 2023 (Open) Submit Now
Vsevolod Konstantinov, PhD, Professor
Department of General Psychology, Penza State University, 440026 Penza, Russia
Research interests: problems of adaptation of migrants in new living conditions; psychological aspects of cultural transmission; sociopsychological aspects of personality disadaptation; transformation of migrant identity; ethnic identity; local community; integration; migrants; refugees
About This Topic
COVID-19 pandemic has led to a global mental health crisis affecting, in one way or another, all segments of the world's population. Changing social conditions during this pandemic, fear of the future, fear of death, loss of confidence in modern health care systems capabilities, increasing unemployment, social distancing, severing or limiting social ties, isolation, loneliness, feelings of uselessness, and loss of meaning in life led to an exacerbation of mental illness and the effects of psychological trauma. For many people, the psychological pressure turned out to be so strong that they were unable to cope with it using both external and internal resources. Such a strained psychological state of society in the face of the pandemic has manifested itself in a dramatic increase in the use of psychoactive substances. In this special issue we welcome manuscripts of various types, such as articles, reviews and concept papers of a disciplinary or interdisciplinary nature, which seek to contribute to thinking about mental health and substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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