American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

The Biopsychosocial Impact of Isolation during a Pandemic
Jackson de Carvalho, PhD; Beverly Spears, PhD

This study explored the biopsychosocial impact of isolation amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the effectiveness of telehealth as an interventive approach.The adverse effects of Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) on mental health have been observed through the unfolding of the pandemic crisis. People were forced into a new norm of wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, and being forbidden from large group gatherings. These discomforting changes have significantly impacted all levels of society, and the rise of telehealth strategies to address mental health care continues to grow as COVID-19 lingers globally. The Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease spread throughout the world with disastrous economic and biopsychosocial implications. The main challenge associated with the COVID-19 virus is that it spreads inconspicuously. The COVID-19 causes a range of symptoms from a mild cold to acute respiratory distress (Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, 2020). The disease was first recognized as an acute respiratory syndrome in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China. The World Health Organization (WHO) first mobilized its response at the beginning of January 2020 and declared it a pandemic on March 11, 2020 (World Health Organization [WHO], 2020).

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