One pandemic shadowing another – Study on the Covid-19 pandemic and the increase in domestic violence against women

The first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic that crashed in 2020, led to a sharp increase in mental health-related illnesses, such as anxiety, depression, acute distress disorder and burnout. During that period, interpersonal contact was interrupted due to the quarantine and aggravated a known problem: domestic violence against women.

Dr. Camille Pinto Figueiredo, rheumatologist and researcher, produced an editorial on the subject. Showing that this drama was noticed in several countries such as China, Russia, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.

The data summarizes the alarming scenario everybody is surrounded; as the pandemic intensifies, reported domestic violence against women are rapidly spreading around the world, and their partners are taking advantage of physical distancing measures to isolate victims from adequate care resources.

Access the full article:FIGUEIREDO, Camille Pinto e DE SANTANA, Felipe Mendonça. COVID-19: One pandemic shading another. Arch Depress Anxiety, v. 7, n. 1, p. 017-019, 2021.