Coping with COVID-19: The Medical, Mental, and Social Consequences of the Pandemic provides readers with unique and timely insights about the single most disruptive and epoch-defining public health event of the last 100 years. Written in an easy-to-read and accessible style, widely respected psychiatrist and author Dr. Samoon Ahmad explores both the science of the virus and the lasting psychological, clinical, and professional implications of the pandemic in two well-organized parts. The first part of the book examines the historical precedents of pandemics, as well as the virology and symptomology of SARS-CoV-2. The second part covers the broader effects of the pandemic on society with special consideration being given to its impact on public health policy, the medical industry, and the individual psychology of children and adults.
- Discusses the historical background, initial outbreak, and early spread of COVID-19, followed by chapters on transmission models, pathology, and neurologic and psychiatric symptoms
- Covers mental health and other clinical concerns, public health, and professional implications for practicing physicians and other healthcare workers
- Shares the experience and knowledge of Samoon Ahmad, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Unit Chief of Psychiatric Inpatient Unit at Bellevue Hospital Center, co-author of Medical Marijuana: A Clinical Handbook andco-editor of Kaplan & Sadock’s Pocket Handbook of Clinical Psychiatry
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Table of Contents
1 History, Origin, Spread, and Virology of SARS-CoV-2 5
2 Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 53
3 Pathology-What We Knew and What We Know 74
4 Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Postacute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2-The Long Haulers 101
5 Psychosocial and Economic Impact of COVID-19-A Nation Under Siege 127
6 Psychological Impact of COVID-19 in Children, Young Adults, and Caregivers 156
7 Pandemic Ethics-How We Ought to Respond 175
8 Extended Social Impact 197
9 Implications for Psychiatric Patients 210
10 Implications for Clinicians-Telemedicine and the Virtual Clinic 219
11 Professional Didactic Framework: Planning for the Future 225
12 Moving Forward-How to Prepare for the Next Pandemic 234
Appendix A 248
About the Author 266