The latest information about a new variant of the Corona Virus in the early days of 2021 must have made many people discouraged. With a 50% to 70% faster spread rate, 2021 will be an unpredictable year
Pandemic COVID-19 has affected people’s mental health in many different ways, if it is mild, it can correct itself and when the pandemic passes, the disease will go away on its own, and in severe cases, intervention is required. of health.
In general, there are two main ways to affect mental health due to the COVID-19 pandemic: direct effects and indirect effects.
Direct influence: COVID-19 affects people in epidemic areas, isolated people and the whole society in different degrees, on the principle of who is “closer” to the virus, the more severely affected people who got that
The indirect impact is the consequences caused by the pandemic such as being terminated from work, losing income, closing shops, ban on travel, economic recession … leading to stress beyond the tolerance of ordinary people.
The effects, whether direct or indirect, can be powerful and lead to mental disorders. The psychosis caused by COVID-19 is very diverse and abundant, the most common being depression and generalized anxiety.
The patient loses all of his interests and interests, his expression is sad or frowning, complains of fatigue, loses energy. Depressed people lose their appetite, lose weight, sleep very little, or feel sad for no reason, depressed, pessimistic about the COVID-19 pandemic in general, about their fate in particular. Patients often worry about things that aren’t going anywhere, work slowly, making it very difficult to make decisions even with very simple things. There are many patients who will have negative thoughts such as that their health condition is so bad that they will die. Worse, the patient also wants to die for light debt or commit suicide. In general, depression due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is unsustainable and does not last long. When the pandemic passed for a while, when the life rhythm returned to normal, these depressed patients also recovered on their own. Because the disorder is unsustainable, it is often referred to as an adaptive disorder.
For patients with depression caused by COVID-19, it is necessary to promote dissemination of knowledge about the epidemic. Propaganda so that people are not subjective about the pandemic, but not be confused. If the requirements of social separation are complied well, the COVID-19 epidemic is controlled soon, and patients with depression will gradually recover from the disease. Cases of depression with severe insomnia, anorexia, and suicidal thoughts should be hospitalized and treated in a psychiatric department.
Patient is overly anxious, unable to control. Patients worry about anything like when the pandemic will pass, how many people have been infected, the number of deaths… not only locally, but also on a national and international level. The patient knows that these concerns are irrational and excessive but cannot be controlled. Patients are anxious throughout the day, from waking up to sleep. That anxiety and stress leads to a lot of coordinated body symptoms such as hand tremors, muscle tension, palpitations, restlessness, bloating, constant urination, loose stools, neck problems, difficulty. swallowing …
The patient’s anxiety and stress quickly develop into all aspects of life. The patient is worried about not having enough masks to use, the drugstore raising the price of masks, the disinfectant water, worrying about where the store closes, where to buy food, where to go to school, how to take the exam … worry about everything that might happen in the world, from small to big, from far to near. All anxiety only ceases when the patient has… slept. But patients do not sleep deeply and wake up early. After waking up, they continued to… worry!
For patients with general anxiety, it is important to learn breathing exercises to relax. Standing or sitting still, taking a deep breath, and breathing slowly about 10 times, they will feel less anxious. The mechanism of deep breathing is to reduce anxiety, which is increased ventilation, elimination of CO2 in the blood, which reduces anxiety. While the relief of anxiety after deep breathing is only temporarily relieved, it is very helpful as it helps the patient to re-control yourself.
Severe anxiety and stress patients should see a psychiatrist for treatment with tranquilizers or antidepressants.
How to Remove Stress & Depression from Covid?
Always think positively in all circumstances. You think the brightest things, think about the beautiful moments that you always want to aim for. Avoid reading negative news from covid, you should read only basic information to avoid, or news from the government about quarantine requirements or additional instructions.
The spending and earning money at Covid time is what worries many people. Spend as reasonable as possible, avoid wasteful spending, store money for food & Necessities , just buy food online to limit access to crowded places to help prevent Covid effectively.
Good nutrition & diet
Good nutrition is extremely good for your health & wellbeing. Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly every week. Additional fruit, essential nutrients. There are many types of functional foods that help you balance your body, mind, and improve your immune system. It is also very good to use Korean ginseng products
Take part in outdoor activities
Think of the suburbs where the population density is low, you can rest on the lawns on campus close to home. Play with your pet, enjoy the fresh air from the sky. Play light sports to boost your spirits, go fishing or do household chores, cooking …