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The COVID-19 Wrath May Subside but Caregivers Have to Ensure Wounds Heal

The COVID-19 Wrath May Subside but Caregivers Have to Ensure Wounds Heal

The COVID-19 spread may have subsided, at least for the moment, in the United States, but some wounds may take time to heal. We are referring to those living with mental health problems. According to experts, the pandemic has been the toughest on those who suffer from mental illnesses as they may experience long-term repercussions of the pandemic. Read more

PTSD Bothering Veterans Badly After Covid-19

PTSD Bothering Veterans Badly After Covid-19

Michael (name changed), a 55-year-old war veteran, has recovered from his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And, then the world was hit by one of the deadliest all time pandemics – COVID-19. The pandemic that emerged as a global mental health crisis spared no one, forget the ones like Michael who were already struggling with mental health issues like PTSD or were recovering from it. Read more

Difference between worrying and anxiety

Difference between worrying and anxiety

You might experience anxiety, stress, or worry at least once on any given day. However, all these three conditions are different. While worrying is a constant reoccurrence of negative thoughts in a uncontrolled way, it passes with the passing of the day or the event. Stress is our body’s response to pressure. On the other hand, excessive and prolonged worry can slowly take the shape of an anxiety disorder. Read more

Coping with Agoraphobia during Pandemic

Coping with Agoraphobia during Pandemic

The pandemic of COVID 19 has created an unpleasant situation for the entire world. It has especially affected those already battling mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, or stress. People suffering from anxiety are experiencing an added problem of agoraphobia. Read more

Coping with the Pandemic of Grief -COVID 19

Coping with the Pandemic of Grief -COVID 19

Two pandemics would be considered the worst in recent human history. The first was the H1N1 pandemic, seen in 2009. It lasted for 19 months and was responsible for millions of people losing their lives. The second is COVID-19, which started in 2019 but took the shape of a pandemic only in 2020. We have already seen more than 33 lakh deaths worldwide, and with the pandemic refusing to come under control, can see many more. Read more