Negative psychological outcomes have been consistently associated with quarantine measure and lockdown . This article tries to look at the psychological implications of quarantine and lockdown and then touches upon how social aspects lead to psychological effects unaddressed for various communities of the people surviving in vulnerable conditions . The objective of this study was to review the psychosocial implication of quarantine and lockdown among Indian community who are facing a double burden of mental and economic crisis . Databases for relevant studies were searched in PubMed and Google Scholar with key term``quarantine ,"`` mental health ,"`` lockdown ,"and``psychosocial ."Few newspaper reports related to quarantine and psychosocial implication have also incorporated . Home and facility quarantine were imposed on people in order to control and check the spread of this infectious disease . This strict imposition not just led to various other counter effects that were negative in nature, but it is predicted to have long-lasting social, economic, and psychological effects too . As social diversities lead to varied mental health adversities, a broader umbrella needs to be created in order to protect every community dealing with mental health issues due to the pandemic . In order to address the mental issues of the vulnerable classes, the issue still remains untouched, and this leaves us with a question of are we doing enough for each individual . A team of clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, and sociologist come forward to combat this mental health impact of COVID-19 outbreaks and make this quarantine tolerable for the public with appropriate solutions.
Index: COVID-19, lockdown, psychological, psychosocial, quarantine, vulnerable