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Isolation and no human contact contributes

"For anxiety and depression, dealing with the stress of knowing you got COVID, having to isolate, worrying about your job, your future, your health, that's the most likely explanation for those diagnoses."

The theory that external circumstances are mostly to blame for mental health conditions in COVID-19 patients is somewhat confirmed by another of Harrison's findings. There was no significant difference in the number of people with anxiety and depression found in patients with mild COVID-19, those who had to go to the hospital and those who had to be placed in intensive care units.

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A new study from the University of Oxford, published in the journal The Lancet Psychiatry , found that 34% of CoVid-19 patients had been diagnosed with a psychiatric or neurological condition within six months of being infected with the coronavirus.

17% of COVID-19 patients were diagnosed with anxiety disorders and 14% with mood disorders, including depression. The Oxford researchers also looked at two control groups of patients with influenza to make sure that their numbers didn't just reflect the experience of the general public living through a pandemic.

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  • The new virus has forced the entire world in an unprecedented lockdown.
  • In these times of a looming unknown future, existential fear and separation from friends and family, millions are resorting to online help to deal with their anxieties. 
  • Demand for apps for managing stress has skyrocketed, with many App makers making their premium content free.
  • There are changes in regulation and relaxation of the constraints that earlier made it impossible to meet digitally with a mental health doctor. 
  • Telehealth and online mental health services are seeing a transition due to a large spike in counseling requests.

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Certan medical conditions To be aware of in Covid-19 illness

Adults of any age with the following conditions can be more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. Severe illness  means that a person with COVID-19 may need:

  • Hospitalization
  • Intensive care
  • A ventilator to help them breathe
  • Or they may even die

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The current pandemic is affecting the entire globe. As a result, many people may be experiencing panic attacks for the first time.

A panic attack happens suddenly, with short-lived disabling anxiety, fear, or discomfort. Your vision can get blurry, your chest can tighten, and you can't breathe.

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