Is Social distancing a major cause of mental health issues, especially for the older community??

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Last Updated: 11/07/2020 at 07:44PM
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Jul 06th, 2020 02:57PM

Munira Soni

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. How you respond to stress during the COVID-19 pandemic can depend on your background, your social support from family or friends, your financial situation, your health and emotional background, the community you live in, and many other factors.  Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html
Jul 11th, 2020 07:44PM

Alka Ranjan

Man is a social being. We cannot live in isolation. Community life is very important to us. Due to social distancing, we are facing a loss of social interaction. We are deprived of social gatherings such as birthday or marriage parties or even going to park or a movie. Our brain does not know how to react in this situation. It is paralyzed!!! It doesn't know what to do. Hence, we might have mental health issues as anxiety, stress and depression. This is a challenging situation for each group. Each group has to develop coping strategies to deal with this ambivalent situation.