Mental Health Effects of COVID-19

Mental Health Effects of COVID-19

1st Edition - June 11, 2021

Write a review

  • Editor: Ahmed Moustafa
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128242896
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128242889

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (PDF, EPub, Mobi)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


The physical effects of COVID-19 are felt globally. However, one issue that has not been sufficiently addressed is the impact of COVID-19 on mental health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, citizens worldwide are enduring widespread lockdowns; children are out of school; and millions have lost their jobs, which has caused anxiety, depression, insomnia, and distress. Mental Health Effects of COVID-19 provides a comprehensive analysis of mental health problems resulting from COVID-19, including depression, suicidal thoughts and attempts, trauma, and PTSD. The book includes chapters detailing the impact of COVID-19 on the family’s well-being and society dynamics. The book concludes with an explanation on how meditation and online treatment methods can be used to combat the effects on mental health.

Key Features

  • Discusses family dynamics, domestic violence, and aggression due to COVID-19
  • Details the psychological impact of COVID-19 on children and adolescents
  • Includes key information on depression, anxiety, and suicide as a result of COVID-19


Advanced students and researchers in, psychology, medicine, health sciences. Practicing clinicians in the field of psychology and psychiatry. Policy makers, care takers

Table of Contents

  • Part I - Impact of COVID-19 on mental health
    1. COVID-19 and the impact on gambling, sex, and pornography use and addictions
    Anastasia Hronis and Patrick Dixon
    2. Care leavers’ experiences of COVID-19 in Uganda and Ghana: Implications for their mental health and psychosocial wellbeing
    Paul Bukuluki, Kwabena Frimpong-Manso, and Francis Kato
    3. The impact of COVID-19 on mental health of frontline health workers in Ghana and Uganda
    Simon Peter Katongole, Peter Yaro, and Paul Bukuluki
    4. The psychosocial effect of COVID-19 on urban refugees: Narratives from Congolese refugees living in Kampala
    Paul Bukuluki, Hadijah Mwenyango, Francis Kato, Agnes Kyamulabi, and Alex Bagabo
    5. Psychological distress, social support, and psychological flexibility during COVID-19
    Richard Tindle and Ahmed A. Moustafa
    6. The impact of COVID-19 social restrictions on culture and psychosocial well-being: The Ghanaian experience
    Alfred Dickson Dai-Kosi, Victoria Akuorkor Acquaye, Kingsley Kwadwo Asare Pereko, Paa-Kwesi Blankson, and Christian Ackom
    7. "Alone, but not lonely": The impact of COVID-19 on older persons and the role of technology in staying connected
    Ceylan Okan, Gabrielle Weidemann, and Phoebe E. Bailey
    8. Social isolation as a laboratory model of depression
    Gunes Unal
    9. Increased hallucinations in patients with Alzheimer’s disease during the Covid-19 lockdown: A presentation of two cases
    Mohamad El Haj and Frank Larøi
    10. Eating disorders during a coronavirus pandemic
    Samantha Hayes and Evelyn Smith
    11. Obsessive-compulsive disorder during and after Covid-19 pandemic
    Anıl Şafak Kaçar

    Part II - Recent topics on impact of COVID-19 on health
    12. The role of nutrition in respiratory disease and COVID-19 management
    Kingsley Kwadwo Asare Pereko, Enock Dugbatey Mensah, Victoria Akuorkor Acquaye, Christiana Nsiah-Asamoah, Flora Chadare, Freda Dzifa Intiful, Jacob Setorglo, Nancy Innocentia Ebu, and Alfred Dickson Dai-Kosi
    13. Physical activity as a counteracting measure to mitigate the harmful effects of COVID-19 lockdowns: Special focus on healthy children, adolescents, adults, elderly, athletes, and people with Down syndrome
    Monoem Haddad, Zied Abbes, Amine Ghram, Germina Cosma, and Karim Chamari
    14. Parenting through the COVID-19 pandemic
    Natalie M.V. Morrison and Ben. W. Morrison
    15. Compliance with health-protective behaviors in relation to COVID-19: The roles of health-related misinformation, perceived vulnerability, and personality traits
    Zahir Vally
    16. Social media use, experiences of social connectedness and wellbeing during COVID-19
    Jacqui Taylor-Jackson, Imogen Abba, Alessandra Baradel, Jeremy Lay, Jasmin Herewini, and Amber Taylor
    17. Cognitive behavior therapy for COVID-19 related distress
    Karen Moses and Bethany M. Wootton

Product details

  • No. of pages: 348
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: June 11, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128242896
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128242889

About the Editor

Ahmed Moustafa

Dr. Ahmed Moustafa is a Professor of Psychology and Computational Modeling at School of Psychology, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Prior to moving to Bond University, Ahmed was an associate professor in Psychology and Neuroscience at Marcs Institute for Brain, Behavior, and Development & School of Psychology, Western Sydney University. Ahmed is trained in computer science, psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science. His early training took place at Cairo University in mathematics and computer science. Before joining Western Sydney University as a lab director, Ahmed spent 11 years in America working on several psychology and neuroscience projects. Ahmed conducts research on computational and neuropsychological studies of addiction, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, PTSD, depression, Alzheimer’s disease. He has published over 240 papers in high-ranking journals including Science, PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience, Brain, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, Nature (Parkinson’s disease), Neuron, among others. Ahmed has obtained grant funding from Australia, USA, Qatar, UAE, Turkey, and other countries. Ahmed has recently published ten books: (1) Computational models of brain and behavior; (2) Social Cognition in Psychosis, (3) computational Neuroscience Models of the Basal Ganglia, (4) Cognitive, Clinical, and Neural Aspects of Drug Addiction; (5) The Nature of Depression: An updated review; (6) Big data in psychiatry and neurology; (7) Alzheimer’s Disease: Understanding Biomarkers, Big Data, and Therapy. Elsevier; (8) Cognitive and Behavioral Dysfunction in Schizophrenia; (9) Female Pioneers from Ancient Egypt and the Middle East; and (10) Mental health effects of COVID-19. In the last 10 years, Ahmed has published collaboratively with 71 colleagues, has more than 510 co-authors, from 35 institutions in 14 countries. Ahmed is now Editor-in-Chief of Discover Psychology, a new journal by Springer Nature.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Psychology, Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Mental Health Effects of COVID-19"