1st Edition

Mental, Emotional and Behavioural Needs of the General Population Following COVID-19 Findings from Qualitative and Quantitative Studies

Edited By Asma Parveen, Rajesh Verma Copyright 2025
    234 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Mental, Emotional and Behavioural Needs of the General Population Following COVID-19: Findings from Qualitative and Quantitative Studies, explores the psychological challenges arising from Covid that impacted the Indian general population. The book contains comprehensive research, conducted during and post-pandemic, on economic, social, psychological, and health factors in the context of recovery, handling, coping, and resilience. It also offers practical approaches for reproducing results and outcomes. These studies unmask several challenges, coping mechanisms and interventions adopted by the general population.

    The book covers a wide range of mental health domains, including offering insight into the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health status of those who have sustained the atrocities of cross-border terrorism and mass migration for more than three decades, and can still find meaning in life. The book navigates the complexities of risk factors and digital mental health interventions along with understanding the experiences of the general population through the lens of cultural narrative. It explores the social stigma, transitional impact and ruminative experiences of people who passed through the psychological grinding times and paves the way for effective interventions and resilience-building strategies in the post-pandemic era.

    It is valuable reading for researchers, mental health practitioners, policymakers and educators to learn about the most recent developments, concerns, real-world difficulties encountered, and solutions taken in the mental health field following Covid-19, as well as offering implementable methods for replication.


    Chapter 1. Nature of Music Engagement and its relation to Resilient Coping, Optimism and Fear of COVID-19

    Durgesh Kumar Upadhyay, Tushar Singh, Shalini Mittal, and Bhawna Tushir

    Chapter 2. Adapting to Adversity: Understanding the Quality of Life Dynamics among Indian Adults amidst and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Anurag Shukla, Gyanesh Kumar Tiwari, Archna Choudhary, Archana Singh and Amit Kumar Macorya

    Chapter 3. Covid-19 Outbreak and Mental Health: A study from Jammu & Kashmir

    Syed Inshaallah Tahir and Professor Tasleema Jan

    Chapter 4. Risk Factors and Emotional Health Consequences of Post COVID-19 Syndrome in India: A Systematic Review

    Niti Upadhyay and Meenakshi Shukla

    Chapter 5. Digital Mental Health Interventions in Post-COVID-19 India: A Systematic Review on Prevalence and Patterns of Mental Health Disorders

    Unnikannan P Santhosh Kumar, Dr Chetna Jaiswal, and Nishi Srivastava

    Chapter 6. Cultural Narratives of Resilience: Exploring Mental Health Experiences Post-COVID-19 in Rural India

    Renisha Jerine

    Chapter 7. The Social Psychology of COVID-19 Stigma

    Divya Bhanot, Sunil Kumar Varma, Shivantika Sharad, Benkat Krishna Bharti, Tushar Singh, Shalini Mittal, and Bhawna Tushir

    Chapter 8. Development and Validation of Middle School Underperformers Checklist in India Post COVID-19

    Roseline Florence Gomes and Lijo Thomas

    Chapter 9. Transitional Impact, Resilience Outcome Expectations, Mental Health, Resilience and Wellbeing During COVID-19 in India

    J. Hephsebha and Dr. Amrita Deb

    Chapter 10. Ruminative reactive patterns, Loneliness and Meaning in life: Post Second wave of COVID-19

    Dr. Shubhangi Gupta, Dr Shreya Chaudhary, Ram Kumar Gupta

    Chapter 11. Executive Summary: From the Editor’s Pen

    Rajesh Verma


    Dr Asma Parveen is a Professor at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. She completed her PhD and MBA with specialisation in organisational behaviour. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience and specialises in organisational, abnormal, social and developmental psychology. She has published extensively in the fields of her interest. She is also a member of editorial board of Peer Reviewed and Refereed, “Excellence International Journal of Education and Research”.

    Dr Rajesh Verma is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Feroz Gandhi Memorial Government College Adampur, Haryana. He is an Air veteran, academic gold medallist and completed his Doctorate from MD University Rohtak. His area of interest lies in indigenous psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, psychometrics, applied statistics organising academic events and content writing. He is tech-savvy, uploads psychology curriculum content-specific videos, and writes blogs regularly. He loves to interact with students.

    Mental, Emotional and Behavioural Needs of General Population Following COVID-19" is a timely and vital academic repository that aptly analyses the pandemic's psychological impacts on the general population. Through a blend of qualitative and quantitative research offers deep insights and practical solutions for all who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of mental health.

    --Prof IL SinghFormer Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Former UGC Research Scientist ‘C’ (Professor), BHU       

    The book comprehensively brings to light the erstwhile neglected mental health issues experienced by Indians during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Reading it makes sense for all mental health service providers.

    --Dr Uzaina, Practitioner Psychologist, Founder Psyche Vitality

    Indeed, it is interesting to read, and the chapters are written in simple yet impactful language. Kudos to the editors for intelligently arranging the chapters. It is good to know that one study from Jammu and Kashmir found a place in this book.

    --Dr. S. BrindhaAssistant Professor - II,SASTRA Deemed to be University, Tamilnadu, India

    An essential read, the book has rightly focussed on the post-pandemic needs of the second most populous country in the world. It is good to see that it has a collection of invaluable insights and practical solutions for addressing the ongoing psychological challenges in the aftermath of the pandemic.

    --Dr Sandip AnandAssociate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Allahabad University, India

    It's a good collection of research that importantly touches on relevant themes. It's gratifying to learn that a study from my region has been included in this volume.

    --Dr Nisha KapoorAssistant Professor School of Biotechnology and Deputy Coordinator, Institute of Human Genetics, University of Jammu, India

    The book's theme draws you in, and the content on each page fully lives up to this initial promise.

    --Col (Hon) Prof Rajendra Kumar AnayathOSD, Government of Haryana

    The book rightly captures its theme, diving deep into a critical domain of mental health. COVID-19 was an unprecedented event, and its psychological aftershocks are set to reverberate for years to come, leaving an indelible mark on our collective psyche.

    --Sh Ajit Bala Ji Joshi, IAS, Secretary, Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Govt. of Punjab

    This volume addresses an important aspect of psychological health. The unforeseen advent of COVID-19 has triggered lasting mental health repercussions that will linger for an extended period in the psyche of humanity and more importantly especially among those who lost their loved ones.

    --Dr Divya BhatiaAsst Professor, Dept. of Psychology, OP Jindal Global University