Covid-19 has fueled mental disorders

Avatar of Nick John By Nick John Dec16,2023 #Covid #disorders
Covid-19 has fueled mental disorders 4
Covid-19 has fueled mental disorders 4

`The doctor said that work and the responsibility of taking care of children and elderly parents made my life full of pressure, affecting my health. In addition to taking medication, I was advised to see a psychologist. But therapy

Jaitley’s views are common in India, where many people are hesitant to undergo psychological testing for fear of being judged.

A 2015 study by the Association of Indian Chambers of Commerce (ASSOCHAM) found that 42.5% of employees in the private sector had symptoms of anxiety or depression.

Unsurprisingly, this South Asian nation of 1.3 billion people accounts for nearly 37% of suicides globally, with the suicide rate increasing from 25% in 1990 to 37% in 2016 among women and from nearly 19%.

Indians wearing masks wait for the bus.

In June 2020, the death of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput, 33, shocked the country.

Why are Indians afraid of psychological treatment?

In most families, children self-control or suppress their emotions.

Dr. Raj Galgotia, a psychologist in Mumbai, believes that Asian countries have a common problem of prejudice.

Additionally, lack of awareness and guidance also prevents many people from seeking help.

`The first thing I did was deny. Then I tried to explain my problem. My lack of understanding prevented me from seeking help from others. While there is a wealth of literature on the disease, the problem

The impact of social changes on mental health might have been mitigated if India had a strong healthcare system.

The Mental Health Care Act of 2017 in India gives people access to good therapy and care, but limited investment keeps the number of health workers in this sector low.

Besides, the cost also makes many Indians not interested in treatment.

Covid-19 has exacerbated mental health problems, causing cases of depression to increase.

`People have time to reflect during many months of quarantine. They begin to realize problems that have not been noticed for a long time. New frictions arise in the family when members encounter each other more.

Volunteer organizations have stepped in to improve the situation.

What India lacks, however, is a coordinated, national campaign or mental health programs and suicide awareness initiatives.

Ms. Khatri said: `I only have one piece of advice: let go of the burdens in your heart and go for treatment. It can help you become stronger and achieve your goals, while also promoting relationships.`

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