Document Type : Global Perspectives


Department of Management Information System, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, United States


The world went through a distressful period in the beginning of 2020 due to pandemic. Millions of lives were lost, and people went through a horrific situation due to social distancing and novel regulations being imposed by the governments. The economy gradually recovered; however, experts are anticipating a global recession in the post-pandemic era due to diverse situations including economic challenges in 2023. The objective of this paper was to critically assess the global psychiatric context in the post-pandemic era in light of this emerging situation.
Cross-national interviews from thirty-five (N=35) medical professionals were conducted with four Focused Group Discussions (FGDs). Many were directly related with developing mental well-being programs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic in their respective countries.
The study discovered that Asian populations are expected to experience severe mental traumas such as severe anxiety, hypertension, insomnia than their Western counterparts where only slight depression is anticipated This paper also revealed that people from low-income countries are adversely affected psychologically in a variety of traumas such as anxiety, hypertension, and severe depression in comparison to global context. Citizens from developed nations only have moderate depression in common. More studies are encouraged to examine this context holistically.


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