A New Approach For The Diagnosis Of Unapparent Psychological Pandemic Amidst Covid 19: A Bibliographic Review

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  • Dr.Monika Srivastav , Dr. Ramya Ramadoss , Dr. Elizabeth C Dony

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https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.S09.188

Abstract

Aim - For diagnosis of social anxiety disorder, general anxiety disorder, and other  mental disorders, using salivary biomarkers as an adjunct diagnostic method will be  able to play a major role to avoid misdiagnosis and underrecognition of mental illnesses.  

Background - According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, roughly 280  million people worldwide suffer from depression that begins with Social Anxiety  Disorder or Generalized Anxiety Disorder. According to a study on natural disasters,  an estimated 10.00% of people would also have serious psychological difficulties as a  result of the ongoing pandemic, such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, or  Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  

Method-:A comprehensive literature search was done using various databases like  EBSCO, Google Scholar, Pubmed, and Embase from 1937 to 2021. The keywords used for  the search were “Generalized anxiety disorder in covid 19”, “Post-traumatic stress  disorder”, “Depression”, “Salivary biomarkers AND stress”, and “misdiagnosis AND  mental illnesses”.The articles were selected by the authors on the basis of inclusion and  exclusion criteria.

Clinical significance- Saliva is utilized as a stress indicator since it is secreted by an  inherent response controlled by the autonomic nervous system. In future research, the salivary biomarkers might act as an adjunct diagnostic method which will be helpful for  early diagnosis as most of the diagnosis of mental illness depends on patients’ subjective response. The salivary biomarkers which can be used as an adjunct  diagnostic method of mental disorders are Salivary alpha-amylase,Malondialdehyde,  Nitrogen, and Oxygen Reactive species, Salivary IgA, Cortisol levels, and G6PD  deficiency.

Conclusion: For the diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder which is one of the  symptoms of depression and other mental illnesses. In the future, research can be  focussed on salivary biomarkers which can be helpful in the early diagnosis of  generalized anxiety disorder or other mental disorders.

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2022-11-18 — Updated on 2022-11-18

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Dr.Monika Srivastav , Dr. Ramya Ramadoss , Dr. Elizabeth C Dony. (2022). A New Approach For The Diagnosis Of Unapparent Psychological Pandemic Amidst Covid 19: A Bibliographic Review. Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 1537–1549. https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.S09.188

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