Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

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Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 3189--3194

Primary care physician's approach for mental health impact of COVID-19


Jitendra Rohilla1, Pinki Tak2, Shubham Jhanwar1, Shazia Hasan3 
1 Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Science, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Science, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
3 Department of Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jitendra Rohilla
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Science Rishikesh - 249 203, Uttarakhand
India

As the world struggles to control coronavirus infection with the exhausting capacity of health care systems globally, the role of primary care physician and family physician becomes more important as the first point of contact with the community. Limited availability of mental health services in India requires general practitioners to deal with psychological disorders arising due to infection outbreak and its restrictive control strategies. This article discusses what and how primary physicians can manage the psychological burden of a pandemic, and therefore, reducing the reliance on mental health specialist.


How to cite this article:
Rohilla J, Tak P, Jhanwar S, Hasan S. Primary care physician's approach for mental health impact of COVID-19.J Family Med Prim Care 2020;9:3189-3194


How to cite this URL:
Rohilla J, Tak P, Jhanwar S, Hasan S. Primary care physician's approach for mental health impact of COVID-19. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 13 ];9:3189-3194
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