La depresión en Iberoamérica en el contexto del COVID-19: un análisis de la producción científica en Scopus

Miguel A. Saavedra-López, Ronald M. Hernández, Beatriz I. Ortega-Pauta, Marilú Barreto, Xiomara M. Calle-Ramírez, Luis A. Vicuña-Peri

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Resumen

Introduction: During the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health problems such as depression have increased in the general population and health care personnel. Objective: Describe the characteristics of publications on depression in the COVID-19 context, with authors affiliated to Ibero-American institutions. Method. The study describes the main characteristics of the publications on depression in the Covid-19 context conduct-ed by authors affiliated to Ibero-American institutions. A retro-spective and descriptive analysis of 1,072 articles indexed in the Scopus database between January 2020 and September 2021 was performed. Results. The results show that original and review articles are the most carried out. Spain is the Ibero-American coun-try that contributes the largest number of scientific articles on depression, representing 33.68% of the Ibero-American production, followed by Brazil and Portugal, countries that exceed 10.00% of the production. The authors are mainly affiliated with institutions in Brazil, Spain and Portugal. Also, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and Frontiers in Psychology are the journals with the largest number of publications. The most cited article is doc-umentary review and was published by authors affiliated with Ibero-American institutions in Brazil and Paraguay. Finally, it was found that the most used keywords were the descriptors depression, mental health, pandemic and Covid-19. Conclusions. The scientific production on depression is un-equal, and it is important to consolidate the scientific literature through collaborative networks between researchers and institutions in Ibero-America.

Título traducido de la contribuciónDepression in Ibero-America in the COVID-19 context: An analysis of scientific production in Scopus
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)64-70
Número de páginas7
PublicaciónArchivos Venezolanos de Farmacologia y Terapeutica
Volumen41
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2021
Publicado de forma externa

Palabras clave

  • Covid-19
  • Depression
  • Ibero-America
  • Pandemic
  • Scientific produc-tion

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