The impact of Covid-19 on mental health

Situations such as the crisis that we are experiencing due to the Covid-19 pandemic have an impact on our mental health, which can manifest itself in various ways and may have been aggravated during the weeks of confinement, due to factors such as loneliness or the socioeconomic situation of each person.

In this situation, the elderly population usually presents mixed feelings such as the need for affection, help or accompaniment, fear of contagion, and death, which is why they can be affected psychologically, emotionally, and physically.

Anxiety, fear, or sadness are normal reactions to unusual situations that involve facing high levels of uncertainty and stress. In this sense, in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus, 53% of the population has received psychological care, after confinement, and 5% have suffered a mental disorder.

People most affected by the pandemic such as the sick themselves or relatives of the deceased, health professionals, vulnerable people, and people who live alone, or who have suffered an economic impact. All of them must have a support network. So, they should be givenaccess to psychological help.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the pandemic will trigger a "massive increase" in mental health problems worldwide in the coming months, for which it calls for strengthening psychological services due to the impact of confinement and Social isolation."The impact of the pandemic on the mental health of the population is a fact that should concern us," says WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

At Liverpool Plaza Medical Centre, we offer you specialised help in improving your mental health, offering you the best comfort and advice in these times of world crisis in which we all need a helping hand. Please do not hesitate to contact us. You can book an appointment with one of our GPs to discuss the proccess of getting a mental health care plan