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Pandemic and coronavirus-isolation had a negative impact on the mental health of many citizens. These implications in conversation with “the Russian newspaper” described the chief psychiatrist of Moscow, doctor of medical Sciences, Professor George Kostiuk.
According to him, the feature of this epidemic was the influence of information on mental health. Thinking about the infection some people become insecure, fear of disease, seek the symptoms of the disease, experience severe stress. Others complain of a bad mood, sleeplessness, headaches, loss of appetite or numbness of the hands and feet. Others noticed changes in the perception of odors and taste, knowing that their loss is one of the symptoms COVID-19.
The Professor noted that there are many vulnerable groups who suffer from exclusion. First and foremost, people with high anxiety who concurrently are experiencing other stressful situations or drastic changes in life. “For them, the isolation may lead to depressive disorder, which in itself will not pass,” — said Kostiuk.
However, he was sure that if the second wave will not, and the authorities will continue to remove the restrictions, gradually accumulated tension in society will be. If the Russians will have to return to isolation, the psychiatric consequences can be much bigger.
In may, the member of the Duma Committee on health, psychiatrist Boris Mendelevich warned that after the epidemic of a possible rise in mental exacerbations and disorders: somatoform or post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic.
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