People living with mental disorder in Nigeria amidst COVID‐19: Challenges, implications, and recommendations

Aborode, Abdullahi T., Corriero, Anna C., Mehmood, Qasim, Nawaz, Arisha, Aayush, Upadhyay, Prashant, Badri, Rawa and Hasan, Mohammad M. (2022) People living with mental disorder in Nigeria amidst COVID‐19: Challenges, implications, and recommendations. International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 37 (3). pp. 1191-1198. ISSN 1099-1751

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/hpm.3394

Abstract

COVID-19 has become a global public health obstacle. This disease has caused negligence on mental health institutions, decreased trust in the healthcare system and traditional and religious beliefs, and has created a widespread stigma on people living with mental health illness, specifically in Nigeria. The increase of COVID-19 cases that have exhausted the healthcare system in Nigeria have brought further negligence to people living with mental disorder, thus increasing the burden of the disease on these patients. Overall, this article considerably highlighted the need for equal accessibility to healthcare resources, as well as the requirement of proper attention and care for mental health patients in Nigeria. This article discusses the challenges that surfaced because of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living with mental illness and their implications, as well as suggesting necessary actions and recommendations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: COVID-19, equity in healthcare, mental health, Nigeria
Faculty: COVID-19 Research Collection
Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
Depositing User: Lisa Blanshard
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2022 12:19
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2022 14:54
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/707325

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