The Covid-19 epidemic, which has devastated the world for the past two years, has also caused people mental health problems. From losing loved ones to employment issues, people have gone through a lot in the last two years and the impact on their mental health is now visible.
Depression and anxiety were at an all-time high during the UK lockdown in March 2020, according to a report published in April 2021 by University College London. The figures dropped significantly after the lockdown was lifted.
More than 40,000 people were surveyed for the study. According to a similar report by the US Census Bureau, anxiety among American youth increased by 42% in December 2020. However, it is also true that there have been many significant changes in people’s attitudes toward life during these tests. Individuals now want to take a more positive approach to life.
According to a study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies in 2020, young people who volunteered during the lockdown said it was the most accomplished job ever.
In a social study conducted by University College London in September 2021, one in three people said they had received more help from their neighbors than ever before.
Symptoms of anxiety and depression are more common in people living alone, according to a report from the United States Census Bureau.
Research published in the journal Springer Link claims that people who feel connected to others during an epidemic experience less anxiety and depression. So, if you do not live with your family and friends, stay in touch by phone, video call or other means.
In addition, a study published in the Frontiers in Psychology Journal in September 2020 found that people who exercised frequently during lockdowns had more positive energy.
During the early stages of the epidemic, young people who continued to exercise at home were less likely to become depressed, according to a behavioral analysis published in the US Psychological Journal ENGAGE.
Lack of interest in regular activities is another sign of poor mental health. It is known as anhedonia. This is also a type of depression. According to the International Journal of Environmental Health Research, even 20 minutes of outdoor activity can keep a person mentally fit. Gardening and painting are good examples of this.
According to the news published in Dainik Bhaskar, Dr. Rajesh Yadav of Rivermead Gate Medical Center, London
Believe that 20 minutes of hobbies, outdoor activities or helping others will reduce anxiety.