Interdependencies between COVID-19, mental illness and living uneasiness

José Garrucho Martins, Carlos Miguel Ferreira, Sandro Serpa

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The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a profound change in the daily practices and symbolic representations of individuals, with strong social, economic and political implications, which no one is immune to. This article seeks to understand how a pandemic, specifically COVID-19, can generate or potentiate different forms of mental illness and living uneasiness. Thus, the aim is to know the varied manifestations of psychological suffering, from mild psychiatric disorders to the most intrusive ones, not forgetting the forms of widespread suffering which the pandemic causes and which are not reduced to the categories defined by the process of psychiatry. The relationships between mental illness, living uneasiness and COVID-19 are complex and multidimensional.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalAcademic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Living uneasiness
  • Mental illness
  • Pandemic


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