Important Recommendations Against Psychiatric Diseases in Pandemic

Important suggestions against psychiatric diseases in the pandemic
Important suggestions against psychiatric diseases in the pandemic

The coronavirus epidemic, which causes panic at the global level and changes the course of existing psychiatric diseases, causes fear at the social level and causes some psychological diseases to be triggered.

The coronavirus epidemic, which causes panic at the global level and changes the course of existing psychiatric diseases, causes fear at the social level and causes some psychological diseases to be triggered. While it was observed that there was an increase in all psychiatric disorders during the pandemic process, among the most triggered problems; anxiety disorder, depression, panic and obsession-compulsion disorder. Stating that patients with these conditions, as well as patients' relatives should pay attention to themselves and apply methods to reduce complaints about the disease, Uz. From the Department of Psychiatry at Memorial Ankara Hospital. Dr. Serkan Akkoyunlu made important suggestions on the subject.

Pandemic process triggers stress, anxiety and anger

The Covid-19 pandemic process, which affects the whole world, has different psychological effects on people, such as fear, anxiety or, on the contrary, indifference. The risk of illness and loss of life due to coronavirus, and the restriction of social life with quarantines trigger stress, anxiety, anger and disappointment in people. However, the rules to be followed and not knowing how long this process will take causes burnout in many people.

Coronavirus increased psychiatric ailments

It is observed that there is an increase in almost all psychiatric disorders in the coronavirus process that causes trauma in humans. Anxiety disorder, panic disorder, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder are among the most common diseases. This difficult process may cause exacerbation or relapse of their existing diseases in people with psychiatric disorders before the pandemic.

Discomfort shows different symptoms

In panic disorder; Panic attacks such as sudden palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain-pressure, tremors and sweating, and symptoms such as fear of experiencing this again are observed. In depression, on the other hand, physical symptoms that disturb the person, as well as health anxiety, depressed mood, unwillingness and decrease in energy, can occur with suspicions of being caught in Covid-19. Being in repetitive behaviors is observed in obsessive compulsive disorder.

Some attitudes worsen the course of the disease

The risks brought by the coronavirus cause an increase in the complaints of individuals with anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, which manifests itself with intolerance to uncertainty. However, the stress experienced increases the likelihood of recurrence of those with recurrent depression. In some patients, it is observed that problem behaviors such as visiting health institutions unnecessarily, cleaning too much, being too dependent on control emerge. While the increase in these behaviors and attitudes causes difficulties in accessing treatment and drug supply for general health problems, deterioration of treatment compliance causes the course of the diseases to worsen.

Follow these recommendations to deal with adverse situations!

People with psychiatric illness should follow these recommendations in order to eliminate or reduce adverse events that occur:

  • People with psychiatric diseases must first continue their treatment.
  • It should be ensured that the precautions suggested by the authorities that make the traumatic events feel under control should be taken. While taking action acts as an antidote to the feeling of helplessness, these measures should not be exaggerated by feelings of anxiety.
  • During the pandemic process, especially the patient group with obsessive compulsive disorder and those with significant health concerns may have an attitude to take extreme precautions. For this reason, it should be accepted that the risk will not disappear for a while and the measures should be taken.
  • Practices such as isolation and quarantine can reduce the pleasure of life by making people lonely. Distances should not be allowed to prevent socialization and social life should be continued with methods such as social media and video calling that can be used today.
  • While creating daily routines and routines for patients who do not work and have free time, it is also beneficial to engage in activities such as different hobbies or sports.
  • Help should not be avoided in difficult situations, it will be appropriate to make a re-evaluation in terms of treatment and to use medication and psychotherapy if necessary.

Patient relatives should also protect their mental health

The psychiatric illness experienced by a person is reflected in the people around him. Patient relatives sometimes feel the emotions of the sick person, feel upset, fall into despair, experience conflict due to the extreme precautions they take, or change their daily life flow to comfort them. Patient relatives should also pay attention to mental health by using the methods recommended to the patients first. Because mental health problems that are not considered can grow in a spiral in this process. To increase the communication with the patient with depression, to listen to him, to instill a certain level of hope, to do activities together to increase the duration of the activity can be beneficial for both parties. It is necessary to be open to communication with the person whose anxiety is significant, and to avoid expressions, stubbornness, and conflict that will make him or her underestimate. However, in the long term, it may be beneficial to visit a doctor that negatively affects the disease, at least not to support behaviors such as taking excessive precautions and to encourage psychiatric help seekers.

Things to be done in order to overcome the pandemic process with minimum problems;

  • Take care of yourself, take all precautions as needed.
  • Keep your existing routines or create new routines, plan your time.
  • Relax both your body and soul with methods such as sports, yoga and relaxation exercises,
  • Socialize appropriately, get support from your surroundings, and support your environment.
  • Limit your exposure to negative news and be aware of positive developments.
  • Seek psychiatric support whenever you need it.

Today in History: The First Table Tennis Tournament was Held in the United Kingdom

December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) according to the Gregorian calendar. There are 20 days left until the end of the year. Railway 11 December 1921 Kazım Karabekir, Nafia [more...]

Producing Women Festival in Denizli will be held on 19-21 January 2024

The Metropolitan Producing Women Festival, which will be held for the 3rd time by Denizli Metropolitan Municipality, will be held on 19-20-21 January 2024. Those who want to contribute to their family economy by exhibiting their handmade products [more...]

China Decided to Discount Visa Fees by 25 Percent

In the statement made by the Consular Affairs Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was reported that visa fees for entering China have been gradually reduced. According to the statement, COVID-19 will be classified as "Category A" as of January 8. [more...]

China Releases Action Plan to Improve Air Quality

China's State Council has released an action plan to improve air quality as part of the country's efforts to promote high-quality economic development. Plan encourages green industry transitions [more...]

Erkilet Boulevard Gets a Renewed Road Worth 15 Million TL

Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Dr. Memduh Büyükkılıç gives immediate instructions upon the request of the headmen and gives Erkilet Boulevard, which has completed its economic life, a renewed road worth 15 million TL. Erkilet [more...]

Ideas That Will Shape the Future of Libraries Will Be Discussed in Ankara

Turkey's first idea marathon in the field of librarianship is organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Ankara on 11-12 December 2023. According to the statement made by the Ministry, Libraries and Publications General [more...]

25 Million TL Support from Red Crescent to Earthquake Victims

607 tradesmen affected by the Kahramanmaraş earthquakes benefited from the Red Crescent's Tradesman Support Project, which provides cash aid to small-scale tradesmen and enables them to reactivate their workplaces. In cities in the earthquake zone [more...]

Swimming Training for 7 Thousand 500 Students in Konya

The third term training of the "No One Who Can Swim" project carried out by Konya Metropolitan Municipality has started. Konya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Uğur İbrahim Altay said, “In the first stage, Meram, Karatay, Çumra, [more...]

AOÇ Women's Cooperatives Support Farmers by Selling Products Without Intermediaries

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry İbrahim Yumaklı sells the products produced by women's cooperatives and unions established by Atatürk Forest Farm (AOÇ) with permission from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to the end consumer. [more...]

Landslide in Zonguldak: There are People Trapped Under the Ruin

Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD) Presidency announced that a two-storey house in Zonguldak collapsed due to a landslide. In the statement made by AFAD, around 20.00:XNUMX in Asma neighborhood Tulubaüstü [more...]

Count Species Event was Held in Ormanya with 113 Different Species

Citizen Science Event “Tür Say” organized by Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality was held in Ormanya. In the event known as Bioblitz and called Tür Say in Turkey, the flora and fauna of the region [more...]

750 TL Education Aid from Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to Istanbul Students

This year, IMM supports children from Istanbul who are educated at primary and high school levels. This year, 83 thousand children will benefit from the 'So You Read' education aid. [more...]
done :8
done :8

Be the first to comment

Leave a response

Your email address will not be published.