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Things are not good. Mental health status of society after the pandemic – Mateusz Grajek, MD, PhD.

Mateusz Grajek, MD, PhD is a public health specialist and psychologist. He is interested passionately in the topics of psychosocial determinants of health, eating disorders, and issues of stress psychotraumatology and environmental determinants of mental crisis in various groups. His special topic in the journal Frontiers in Psychology ( IF=4.232) is related to the determinants of mental disorders associated with stress and trauma experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is your current research focus?

My current research work focuses on the topic of the impact of the epidemiological situation on the development of mental disorders, in particular, it concerns the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on mental conditions, including the occurrence of stress-related mood disorders, anxiety disorders and other phenomena of psychotraumatological and psychosomatic nature.

Why did you focus on this research topic when collaborating with Frontiers in Psychology?

The COVID-19 pandemic had a great impact on social life. Not only in terms of the number of deaths and high infectiousness, but it has also complicated many issues of interpersonal connectivity and led to the breakdown of interpersonal bonds. The effects of the pandemic, referred to as post-pandemic stress syndrome, will be seen for many years to come. Depression and anxiety disorders, as well as so-called “withdrawal disorders,” are becoming increasingly common among many people. 

That is why, in cooperation with Frontiers in Psychology, I decided to focus comprehensively on the above topics. When choosing the journal, I was guided by its coverage and interdisciplinarity. As a result, the articles on the topic will not only deal with medical-psychological issues, but will also touch on social, ethical and economic issues related to the topic.

How can collaboration with Frontiers in Psychology affect researchers’ exposure? Where can articles be submitted?

Articles can be submitted until May 19, 2023 using the website:

Frontiers in Psychology is a reputable journal, respected in the scientific and psychological fields, hence I believe that articles will be highly positioned and find a wide audience.

How can the research conducted help society?

The results of the research can be used to build national and local health strategies and undertake health promotion activities. Knowledge of society’s mental condition provides a wide field for psycho-education and psychological rehabilitation activities.

Joanna Rancew
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Mateusz Grajek
dr n. o zdrowiu Mateusz Grajek - specjalista zdrowia publicznego, psycholog. Adiunkt w Zakładzie Zdrowia Publicznego Wydziału Zdrowia Publicznego w Bytomiu Śląskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Katowicach. Aktywny zawodowo nauczyciel, badacz, trener i terapeuta. Pasjonuje się tematyką psychospołecznych uwarunkowań zdrowia, zaburzeń odżywiania oraz zagadnieniami z zakresu psychotraumatologii stresu i środowiskowych uwarunkowań kryzysu psychicznego w różnych grupach. Jego temat specjalny w czasopiśmie Frontiers in Psychology (IF=4.232) dotyczy uwarunkowań zaburzeń psychicznych związanych ze stresem i traumą doświadczoną w wyniku pandemii COVID-19.
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