MIMS Education

Mental Health in the Post-Pandemic Era

Mental Health in the Post-Pandemic Era

Internal MedicinePsychiatry And Mental HealthFamily MedicineGeneral Practice
A badge with ribbon in color black No CME/CPD credits | An analog clock in color black 40 minutes | A black calendar with white triangle in center that has a black exclamation point in the middle 08 Sep 2024 


About this course

The COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on the mental health of people, leading to an increase in depressive and anxiety disorders in the post-pandemic era. As such, it is vital to recognize symptoms of an anxiety attack as well as depressive symptoms at the primary care level, with due regard to red flags indicating a need to refer to a specialist. Both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions play a pivotal role in the overall management of these mental health disorders, along with identifying and addressing the causes of depression and anxiety.

This e-learning module aims to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of the general population and the diagnostic and management approach to depression and generalized anxiety disorder.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the effect of COVID-19 on mental health conditions, with a focus on depression and anxiety
  • Recognize symptoms of mental health conditions that warrant treatment
  • Understand how to initiate various interventions for mental health conditions, particularly depression, and anxiety
  • Gain insight on indications that will warrant referral for further psychiatric care

Topics covered

  • Mental Health in Post Pandemic Era/New Normal
    • Definition and Important Factors of Mental Health
    • Covid 19 and Mental Health
    • Anxiety and Depression in the New Normal
    • Indications for treatment
  • Treatment
    • Goals of Treatment based on the Factors affecting Mental Health
    • Modes of Intervention
    • Indications for referral to further psychiatric care
Keywords: mental health, depression, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, COVID-19