15 April 2020
An evidence review of how infectious disease outbreaks – requiring community or population-level quarantine and / or social isolation – affect the prevalence of mental health conditions within the general population and healthcare workers, and the community and population-level approaches to prevent and address mental health conditions following such outbreaks.
In the context of infectious disease outbreaks requiring community or population-level quarantine and / or social isolation, the researchers aimed to answer the following:
All conclusions should be interpreted cautiously due to contextual factors, methodological differences, mental health outcomes assessed, and the lack of effectiveness data for the second research question.
For the first research question:
For the second research question:
This report should be cited as:
Nobles, J., Martin, F., Dawson, S., Moran, P. and Savovic, J. The potential impact of COVID-19 on mental health outcomes and the implications for service solutions. 15 April 2020. Available from: https://arc-w.nihr.ac.uk/research-and-implementation/covid-19-response/potential-impact-of-covid-19-on-mental-health-outcomes-and-the-implications-for-service-solutions/