Rise of mental health issues amid COVID-19

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30th September, 2020 03:10:01 printer

Rise of mental health issues amid COVID-19

The terrible consequences of the pandemic are inescapable. Covid-19 is said to be seeding into stress and anxiety among people globally.

The study, scheduled to be presented at the ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) in the US, revealed that the pressures on mental health, that already existed in abundance before this global pandemic, are increasing at an alarming rate, The statesman reported.

There are so many issues that affect large sections of the population, including worries about jobs and income security, social exclusion, school closures, and working from home creating huge pressure on families,” Patel said.

“There are also disruptions to medical services and care, potential domestic violence situations, and the varying levels of fear people have of being infected by this new virus,” study author Vikram Patel from Harvard University in the US stressed.

The pandemic threatens to reverse years of global development, including in the countries that can least afford to start going backward.

According to the researchers, the relative burden of mental and substance use disorders increased by nearly 50 percent in the past 25 years.