About the project CoV2Soul.rs

There are no epidemiological studies of psychiatric disorders in Serbia, which is necessary for planning the organization of services and forming programs for the protection of mental health.

(Government of the Republic of Serbia, 2019).

The interdisciplinary project CoV2Soul.rs brought together experts in the field of public health, psychology and psychiatry in order to apply state-of-the art instruments for the assessment of psychiatric disorders and for the detection of distress in the adult population of Serbia during the Covid-19 pandemic.


The CoV2Soul.rs research used multi-stage probabilistic sampling and a representative sample of the adult population of Serbia has been collected.

What information will the professional and general public be able to get from CoV2Soul.rs?

  • On the prevalence of the 12 most common psychiatric disorders (DSM 5) and the incidence of suicide in the second year of the pandemic
  • About Covid stress syndrome, the frequency of distress and changes in the intensity of anxiety and depression during the pandemic
  • The frequency of stressors associated with the risk of infection, but also all other stressors during a pandemic
  • On the use of anxiolitics during the pandemic
  • On personality characteristics in the seven-factor personality model
  • About Covid-19 pandemic conspiracy theories and their prevalence
  • On the frequency of experiences of loneliness in the population
  • On the quality of life in the second year of the pandemic
  • On the personal impression of the respondents regarding the impact of the pandemic on the main aspects of life

Everyone who deals with mental health benefits from this research, primarily decision makers whose responsibility is to plan and implement mental health care.

The results of CoV2Soul.rs are available for inclusion in international meta-analyzes of the prevalence of psychiatric disorders, covid stress, quality of life during the pandemic and other important aspects of mental and public health.

This research is supported by the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, Grant No. #7528289, COVID-19-CoV2Soul.RS

The research is registered at the Clinicaltrials.gov, registration number NCT 04896983.