The Psychological well-being in Liguria before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Author/s Cinzia Modafferi, Marcello Passarelli, Simona De Pietri , Mara Donatella Fiaschi, Anna Zunino
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/1
Language Italian Pages 12 P. 139-150 File size 214 KB
DOI 10.3280/PDS2023-001013
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In the last years, the Ligurian Board of Psychologists have investigated the psychological well-being of the Ligurian citizens, facing an increased psychological discomfort and a high usage of antidepressants in the Ligurian population compared to the Italian population (SISM Reports 2015 ‒ 2018). The current study reports two collections of data on independent sam-ples relevant to the psychological well-being of the Ligurian citizens before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, using an online survey. The results suggest that the pandemic had an impact on citizens’ well-being. In particular, a growth of potential depressive disorder and the presence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder were observed. In spite of a diminished perceived psychological well-being, the proportion of individuals that reported using psychological sup-port services didn’t increase, especially concerning the male population, who refer to those services to a lesser degree compared to the female citizens. Moreover, data showed that people with a higher education tend to address mental health professionals to a higher degree.

Keywords: psychological well-being, Liguria, COVID-19, psychological support, Ligurian Board of Psychologists, access to services.

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Cinzia Modafferi, Marcello Passarelli, Simona De Pietri , Mara Donatella Fiaschi, Anna Zunino, Il benessere psicologico in Liguria prima e durante la pandemia da COVID-19 in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 1/2023, pp 139-150, DOI: 10.3280/PDS2023-001013