Can COVID-19 Move Myanmar in the Right Direction? Perspectives on Older People, Mental Health, and Local Organizations

Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2020 Sep;28(9):921-923. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2020.06.004. Epub 2020 Jun 12.

Abstract

  1. Mental Health in Myanmar needs more attention, funding, and research.

  2. Older people's mental health in Myanmar is exacerbated by economic and social effects of COVID-19.

  3. Local community organizations are the main source of care for older people, yet in urgent need for financial support.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / economics
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Coronavirus Infections / psychology*
  • Financial Support
  • Humans
  • Mental Health / economics
  • Mental Health / statistics & numerical data*
  • Myanmar / epidemiology
  • Organizations* / economics
  • Pandemics / economics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / economics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / psychology*
  • SARS-CoV-2