Mental Health Takes a Toll during COVID-19 Pandemic

Mental Health Takes a Toll during COVID-19 Pandemic

Surge in online consultation related to depression and anxiety during the Pandemic.

Lockdown and isolation has disrupted many people’s usual activities, routines or livelihoods.

Charting a schedule when you are working from with a regulated sleep pattern will help cope up with the situation in hand.

Lucknow, 23 June 2020: As the world is facing coronavirus pandemic, the threshold degree of fear, worry and concern in the population at large has increased. Psychiatrist Doctors at Apollomedics are witnessing a surge in online consultation related to depression and anxiety during the Pandemic.

Dr. Umar Mushir, Senior Consultant, Psychiatry at Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital Lucknow said, “Among many global health, economic and social disruptions, the coronavirus outbreak has forced millions to physically isolate. Combine that with extensive news coverage on the pandemic and an unknown future has alleviated the stress levels and has raised anxiety. Lockdown and isolation has disrupted many people’s usual activities, routines or livelihoods – levels of loneliness, depression, harmful alcohol and drug use, and self-harm or suicidal behaviours have alleviated during this period.” Mental health is equally important as physical health. Charting a schedule when you are working from with a regulated sleep pattern will help cope up with the situation in hand. Children should try to learn new activities and should develop habit of exercising regularly instead of spending time on social media or watching Television, added Dr. Shruti Sinha, Junior Consultant, Psychiatry at Apollomedics.

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