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Depression and Anxiety among Elderly during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Literature Review

Volume: 116  ,  Issue: 1 , January    Published Date: 02 January 2023
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 81  ,  Download: 37 , Pages: 1 - 7    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP1001161120234391

Authors

# Author Name
1 Katherine Alycia Zam
2 Erikavitri Yulianti
3 Novira Widajanti
4 Agustina Konginan

Abstract

The COVID-19 Pandemic is having an impact on many areas worldwide. The disease affects older people more frequently because of comorbid conditions and declining health as people age. The paranoia of getting infected could worsen not only physical health but also mental health. The psychological aspect of the elderly change as they age, and the prevalence of mental illness grew higher. But there have been studies that show the prevalence of mental illness has increased throughout the pandemic. Finding a comprehensive answer to this issue is a must while requires further investigation.

Keywords

  • pandemic
  • COVID-19
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • ELDERLY
  • Mental Health