As per an article published in Gulf Business on 27th April which talks about "A knock-on effect of the pandemic could be addiction and mental health problems".
The main reasons listed that may cause the above are -
- Fear of Job loss
Tips from BBC News -
- Get Organised - Setting up a routine is very important.
- Stay Connected - if you are leaving away from your family and friends reach out to them daily.
- Dnt be a News Junkie - News can be overwhelming especially at this time, dnt get an overdose.
- Exercise - Regular exercise helps you boost body immunity and
Some more articles that wrote about the psychological effects on 2.6 billion people – one-third of the world’s population – which is living under some kind of lockdown or quarantine.
WeForum.org - In short, and perhaps unsurprisingly, people who are quarantined are very likely to develop a wide range of symptoms of psychological stress and disorder, including low mood, insomnia, stress, anxiety, anger, irritability, emotional exhaustion, depression and post-traumatic stress symptoms. Low mood and irritability specifically stand out as being very common, the study notes.
MentalHealth.org.uk - Almost a quarter of adults living under lockdown in the UK have felt loneliness, raising concern about the long-term risk to mental health: Mental Health Foundation Longitudinal Study
TheGuardian.com - “The mental health curve is going to have a long tail,” said Dr Ken Duckworth, the chief medical officer for Nami. “When life finally returns to normal, the following year will not be a good one for mental health.”
GulfBusiness.com - “People list reasons to consume those drugs from lack of sleep, to worries and anxiety, they want to escape the noise of children while at home or want to focus on studies during e-learning. But people should be more aware of how to stay safe,” he added. “All aspects of life are affected by the pandemic,” said Brigadier Eid Mohammad Hareb, director of the Anti-Narcotic Department at Dubai Police, speaking at a forum on online addiction in April.
Source Links - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/news/almost-quarter-adults-living-under-lockdown-uk-have-felt-loneliness