Anxiety Increased

How Has Anxiety Increased During the Pandemic?

When Covid-19 attacked, most people were forced to reduce contact with loved ones (friends or family) and co-workers. As a result, a lack of a support system made them more susceptible to anxiety and depression. Financial worries, loneliness, fear of contracting Covid, suffering and grief were also common during the pandemic. These stressors left many people with depressive and anxiety symptoms. The 25 % increase in anxiety and depression during the pandemic was also contributed by exhaustion among healthcare workers.

How Has the Pandemic Contributed to Mother’s Anxiety?

The lockdown, stay-at-home orders and other restrictionscut expecting mothers from maternity services, contributing to mothers’ anxiety.

What Are Some Pharmaceutical and Non-Pharmaceutical Strategies to Address Medicine?

As a credentialled psychologist, I strongly suggest

  • Practising journaling
  • Taking care of your body (following a balanced diet, exercising regularly and getting more sleep)
  • Taking medications (think: SNRIs, SSRIs or benzodiazepines)

What Type of Anxiety Has Been Most Prevalent During the Pandemic

Financial Anxiety

Barbara Santini

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

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