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SANTANA GONZALEZ, Yorkys et al. Post-COVID-19 psychological symptoms in patients affected by the disease from Santiago de Cuba. MEDISAN [online]. 2023, vol.27, n.5  Epub Oct 31, 2023. ISSN 1029-3019.


Social isolation has had a negative impact on mental health; moreover, psychological symptoms have been evident in patients who have suffered from COVID-19 in Cuban social context.


To analyze the main psychological symptoms in people who have suffered from COVID-19.


A qualitative and quantitative study of 51 subjects who had suffered from COVID-19, from January 12 to June 12, 2021, in the city of Santiago de Cuba, was carried out.


The most relevant symptoms were stress, anxiety, fear and frustration; these have been the result of exposure to the disease and have generated behaviors that modify daily life.


The interviewed subjects presented different psychological symptoms, which modified daily life, reaffirmed health protection, and increased the coronavirus risk perception and concern for the future of their lives and their country.

Keywords : psychic symptoms; coronavirus infections; mental health; social responsability.

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