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Managing mental health in pandemic covid-19 and movement control order

Abdul Khaiyom, Jamilah Hanum (2020) Managing mental health in pandemic covid-19 and movement control order. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, 27 (4). pp. 147-153. ISSN 1394-195X E-ISSN 2180-4303

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Abstract

COVID-19 and the Movement Control Order (MCO) may trigger a ‘next wave’ of mental health problems. However, the relationship is not linear. Human psychology also has an impact on the outbreak. Thus, proper strategies to manage human psychology, especially mental health, is very important to break the vicious cycle. This article aims to discuss ways to manage mental health using cognitive-behavioural approaches, mindfulness and spirituality. Specific cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness strategies are listed and suggestions to return to the foundation of human existence are discussed. By practising the cognitive-behavioural, mindfulness, and spirituality strategies described, we may enhance our acceptance, optimism and commitment to prepare for a ‘new or renewed normal’.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5374/83326
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pandemics, mental health, cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness, spirituality
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF511 Affection. Feeling. Emotion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine - Mental Health. Mental Illness Prevention
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Dr Jamilah Hanum Abdul Khaiyom
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2020 11:44
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2020 09:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83326

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