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2020-12-12T04:38:53.616Z

Depression to anxiety disorders: The number of mentally ill people is increasing due to the coronavirus pandemic and its effects. Experts explain what those affected can do.



Depression to anxiety disorders: The number of mentally ill people is increasing due to the coronavirus pandemic and its effects.

Experts explain what those affected can do.

  • Exit restrictions, travel bans and contact bans are a strain on your nerves and affect your mood.

  • But Covid-19 not only creates a bad mood, fear of infection and concern for relatives: The disease and the living conditions it triggers lead to an increase in mental disorders.

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders such as compulsive washing become more pronounced and depression * increases, as researchers found.

    Here you can find out what you can do if you suspect depression.

The corona pandemic is not only burdening the economy - people are also suffering.

Fear for the job, for relatives and also for your own health can result in immense psychological stress.

Studies show:

Even people with Covid-19 do not struggle with psychological problems - which can become pathological.

Corona, for example, has a negative influence on obsessive-compulsive diseases such as compulsory washing: "When the crisis is over, there will certainly be a lot left over with an obsessive-compulsive disorder," said Wolf Hartmann, managing director of the German Obsessive-Compulsive Diseases Society (DGZ ) *.

Another serious mental illness is triggered by the coronavirus pandemic: the development of depression.

For example, a study by researchers from the School of Public Health at Boston University showed that symptoms of depression such as listlessness and a lack of interest among Americans had tripled during the pandemic compared to the previous year.

And experts are also observing such a trend in Germany

.

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The Federal Chamber of Psychotherapists in Germany warns of the psychological effects of a pandemic: “Anyone who wants to assess the situation is therefore also dependent on research on previous epidemics such as the outbreak of the Sars epidemic in China and Canada in 2003 with similar quarantine and isolation measures .

In addition, research on natural and environmental disasters can also be used with restrictions.

However, due to their attack-like and immediately life-threatening character, such events usually have different psychological effects than a month-long pandemic combined with existential economic hardships.

After a tsunami, the survivors are far more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder,

whereas in an epidemic or pandemic they

suffer

from depression, anxiety disorders and addictions

. "

Do you suspect that you are suffering from depression? 

  • Deutsche Depressionshilfe offers the opportunity to find out about treatment options on 0800/33 44 533. 

  • The iFightDepression Tool from Deutsche Depressionshilfe provides support for those who want to do something independently to overcome a mild depression. 

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Especially people who have been suffering from depression or other mental illnesses for a long time are hit particularly hard by the current situation, which entails a lot of insecurity and social isolation.

That is why psychotherapists, like doctors, are among the professional groups who continue to work to ensure patient care

More sources: www.jamanetwork.com

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