In a pandemic and quarantine environment, psychological and social care professionals emphasize the urgent need to maintain the mental health of the population. Responding to the global challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, psychologists and psychotherapists are actively working to find the most effective means of psychological assistance to overcome the consequences of traumatic events during a pandemic. Students of the Medical and Psychological Faculty of the University also joined this work, applying in practice the acquired knowledge of the methods of psychological diagnosis, questionnaires and observation.
With the help of specially prepared questionnaires students of the Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, under the scientific guidance of the Head of the Department of General and Medical Psychology, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor MM Matyasha, Kyiv residents and guests of the capital were interviewed in order to study the psychological impact of quarantines and specific stressors caused by the pandemic. Later, students presented their reports and research results to the university audience, which demonstrated the wide range of psychological consequences that a COVID-19 outbreak can lead to.
Among them are the emergence of new psychological symptoms in people who do not have mental illness, as well as the deterioration of those who already suffer from such diseases. An outbreak of coronavirus disease causes social psychological reactions such as stress, anxiety and fear, loss of landmarks and plans for the future, sometimes leading to post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, exacerbation of psychopathological symptoms and psychological difficulties.
Psychological research of young scientists is currently underway, and their results will be announced at the International Conference of Young Scientists 2021.
Press center based on the materials of the Department of General and Medical Psychology