The coronavirus pandemic not only shut down the whole world but also has strained the healthcare systems across the world, exposing their inadequacies and flaws. While the Supreme countries are struggling with the rising number of positive numbers and hiking death toll, the inadequate number of doctors who are working overtime fell prey to the pandemic. Amidst this scenario, few of the studies taken up by renowned universities foresaw another major threat silently creeping under the feet of pandemic.
Talking over the same, Dr Manogna Naresh, one of the senior psychologist in the city claimed that the lockdown which forced the citizen to restrain themselves to home quarantine might result in a psychological impact on mental health for many. She opined that the lack of freedom, fresh air, exercise, and social activities has been giving tough times for a few citizens resulting in emotional disturbance, depression, low mood, irritability, insomnia to PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). According to health experts, PTSD is an anxiety disorder developed post certain traumatic event that involves a life-threatening component.
“The more certain people spend in quarantine, chances would be high that particular people are prone to PTSD. Increased length of time spent in quarantine was associated with increased symptoms of PTSD. This is observed to be high with extroverts or people who recently when through biter experiences,” averred Dr Manogna.
The number of case studies taken by universities like Oxford as well revealed that the quarantine has been taking a toll on the psychological and mental health of the specific citizen. Many leading health experts also emphasised on the government to recruit psychiatrists, psychologists, community workers to deal with the trauma post the lockdown.
If you are one of such people struggling with mood swings or trauma during the lockdown, these are few tips which worked wonders for many-
- Mental preparedness is the key to success to overcome any hardiness in life-make yourself prepared with the situations
- Chalk out an indoor or within boundaries workout regime which has to be well maintained without any disruptions and excuses
- Stay in touch with loved once even over the phone frequently which make u feel blessed and secured
- Discover a new activity or revisit an old hobby while social distancing appropriately. Don’t forget to take regular breaks throughout the day
- Avoid checking the news or going online at night before sleep. Try to limit the time that you spend online or social media if you’re finding it making you more anxious and fearful