Psychological Impacts of COVID-19
RA Bhat1*, S Gulzar1, A Muhee1, MI Yatoo1, S Nisa2 and M Nisa3
1Division of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2Division of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3Division of Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Jammu and Kashmir, India
*Corresponding Author: RA Bhat, Division of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
June 14, 2021; Published: August 09, 2021
The coronavirus disease outbreak of 2019 (COVID-19) has triggered a global health catastrophe that has had a profound impact on how we view the world and live our daily lives. Given the existing physical reach of the COVID-19 pandemic in the population, long-term socioeconomic and psychological consequences are unavoidable. The rapid rise in worry and anxiety among individuals as a result of the disease's unknown nature is accompanied by necessary but socially disruptive measures such as lockdowns and quarantines. Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, panic disorders, and behavioural problems are among the psychological and psychiatric diseases that might result. Staying away from family, loneliness, disinformation on social media, financial insecurity, and stigmatisation are all risk factors. Children will be challenged primarily by a lack of structure associated with the closing of schools and colleges. Pregnant women are one of the most vulnerable groups during a viral outbreak, and they are at a higher risk of experiencing anxiety, stress, and depression symptoms during the COVID 19 outbreak. Older adults and people of any age with major underlying medical disorders may be at a higher risk of severe disease from COVID-19 according to currently available information and clinical expertise. With increased vulnerability comes an increase in anxiety, panic, and apprehension among the elderly and their family, which has been ongoing but little discussed. An increase in the prevalence rate of COVID-19 and the resulting restrictions leads to an increase in anxiety; thus, promoting public awareness of the condition and giving positive psychological programmes in the media focused at stress management can help society reduce anxiety.
Keywords: COVID-19; Stress; Anxiety; Psychological Impact; Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
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