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Mental health of forensic odontologists in Covid-19: An Indian perspective.

Authors
  • Johnson, Abraham1
  • Parekh, Utsav2
  • 1 Laboratory of Forensic Odontology, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gujarat, India. , (India)
  • 2 Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Pramukhswami Medical College, Gujarat, India. , (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Medico-legal journal
Publication Date
Oct 27, 2020
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0025817220965377
PMID: 33107772
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Forensic autopsies provided guidance and clarification on the transmission of and the safety of working with Covid-19. However, the outbreak induced not just a socio-economic crisis, but a fast-paced psychological distress worldwide. Various psychological and mental health problems, including stress, anxiety, depression, frustration and uncertainty, have gradually emerged. This article brings attention to the mental health of forensic odontologists during the pandemic.

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