The Effect Of Covid-19 On Mental Health And Well Being
This article discusses the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on health and well-being, illustrating the situation that people faced.
The world today is dealing with a one in lifetime pandemic, a large number of people around the world have already been infected and it looks like it is here to stay. The Covid-19 Pandemic in most of the cases had harmed the society and its dwellers however, some positives that have come out of it resulted in harmony or togetherness among the people globally. Leaving behind, nationality, religion, caste, and creed people have helped each other in ways that are beyond imagination. Only a pandemic of such magnitude could have brought out the humanness in humankind.
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Specifically considering India the first wave of the pandemic caught everyone all we could see was misery and despair, however much to the surprise the second wave worsened the situation even more severely taking the lives of people many of which were not even accounted for. Furthermore, the ambiguity and uncertainty of the trend of new cases have increased the fear of an even bigger wave of cases.This has impacted the people psychologically and deteriorated their mental health and well-being especially among the one's going through underlying health conditions and as well as the older adults.
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The initial stages of the nationwide lockdown also prompted several unseen and unheard difficulties for most. The sedentary, isolated lifestyle with respect to Covid -19 containment measures like physical distancing and home quarantine played a major role in generating psychological disorders like stress and anxiety leading to hypertension and depression as well as physical ailments. In a nut, shell solitariness is inducing frustration, and not being able to do any physical activity is impacting their health negatively. People across different age groups and strata are suffering to a great extent from social anxiety lacking enough interactions with their peers.