Is Quarantine Period Increasing Mental Health Issues?

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This quarantine period is not going easy on us. Every person has their own reaction towards it. Some are sad, some are irritated and some are not feeling any difference at all. But the bad news is that quarantine and isolation usually bring many more unwelcome side effects which include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress

Many specialists dealing with quarantined patients also fall in deep mental health issues, so, it is something we can not stay away from.

What Are The Side Effects Of This Quarantine period?

Mostly, in times like these i.e wars, natural disasters and other issues, people come closer and the connectivity increases. But, this time, the situation is very different than the previous ones. People can not come closer, they can not console each other and building connectivity is just not a thing at this moment.

We’re in a state of lockdown, where kids are not going to schools, many offices are telecommunicating, social events got cancelled. Consequently, people are forced to stay home and life has become quite slow. This isolation or quarantine period has got many people triggered. Many people reportedly are suffering from PTSD and many other issues.

What Will Be The After Effects?

Many times like these, when natural disasters or diseases hit us, it can have a long term psychological effect on most of the people. Many medical specialists mention that psychological distress is common both during and after periods of quarantine. People commonly experience:

  • Fear
  • Sadness
  • Insomnia
  • Confusion
  • Anger
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Irritability

Some evidence also supports that these effects can go a very long way in a person’s life which may force them to end up with secondary support such as alcohol and nicotine.

How To Protect Our Mental Health During Quarantine?

Looking at another end, quarantine might prove to be a blessing in some way. Quarantining at home can play an important role in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. But, it also means that you get to spend a lot of time with our family and also, improving your lifestyle.

Here’s how you can manage your time during quarantine:

  • Establish new and healthy routines
  • Be as active as you can
  • Combat frustration through various activities such as gaming and arts
  • Communicate with your family
  • Stay Informed, but not overwhelmed. Keep yourself calm
  • Remember the purpose of quarantining

A Word From Marham

Taking care of your mental health is definitely important but there are some things in the current times which are even more important to stay safe and healthy.
Such as washing your hands and keeping your environment clean.

Do not forget to take care of yourself, wash your hands, wear a mask, disinfect your things and above all, STAY AT HOME!

Let us take care of your health, call us at 03111222398 to talk to a doctor online. Be a responsible citizen and practice social distancing.

Let’s fight this together!

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Javeria Adil Chughtai

Javeria Adil Chughtai

A journalist and a medical researcher by profession, badminton player and photographer by passion. You can call me an artist but No, I can't draw you! 😀

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