Psychological approach to COVID-19: A narrative review of the Latin American experience

Translated title of the contribution: Abordaje psicolÓgico del COVID-19: Una revisiÓn narrativa de la experiencia latinoamericana

Hernán Scholten, Vanetza Quezada-Scholz, Gonzalo Salas, Nicol A. Barria-Asenjo, Claudio Rojas-Jara, Rodrigo Molina, José E. García, María Teresa Julia Jorquera, Arturo Marinero Heredia, Alba Zambrano, Esteban Gómez Muzzio, Ariadna Cheroni Felitto, Tomás Caycho-Rodríguez, Teresa Reyes-Gallardo, Nicolás Pinochet Mendoza, Pitágoras José Binde, Jamadier Esteban Uribe Muñoz, Johana Andrea Bernal Estupiñan, Francisco Somarriva

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Abstract

In view of the rapid expansion of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the planet, this article presents a set of proposals developed by Latin American psychologists who seek to address this phenomenon from a regional perspective. In this sense, topics such as the problem of overinformation and the impact of health protocols on mental health in different areas and sectors of the population are presented. It is proposed here, in addition to gathering some knowledge provided by previous research and disseminating a set of resources to mitigate or palliate the effects of the pandemic, to contribute with some reflections regarding the role of psychologists as health professionals in this critical situation, as well as to warn or appeal to the corresponding national and international organizations.

Translated title of the contributionAbordaje psicolÓgico del COVID-19: Una revisiÓn narrativa de la experiencia latinoamericana
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere1287
JournalInteramerican Journal of Psychology
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

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