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