WHO Warns That COVID-19 Will Affect Future Mental Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned today of the consequences for mental health that the coronavirus is having in the world and those that it will have in the future, with a possible increase in suicides and disorders, and urged the governments not to neglect psychological care.

“The current situation, with isolation, fear, uncertainty and economic crisis, can cause psychological disorders,” Dévora Kestel, director of the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, warned at a digital press conference.

This organization considers probable “a long-term increase in the number and severity of mental health problems” due to the “immense suffering of hundreds of millions of people” and the long-term economic and social costs for the population.

Despite the risk, and probably due to the magnitude of the crisis, mental health needs “are not receiving the attention they require,” something that is exacerbated by the lack of investment and prevention in this area before the arrival of the pandemic.

WHO Warns That COVID-19 Will Affect Future Mental Health
WHO Warns That COVID-19 Will Affect Future Mental Health

The groups most at risk, Kestel points out, are “the first responders and staff, with the anxiety and stress they are experiencing, children and adolescents, women at risk of domestic violence, the elderly, due to the risk of being infected, people with pre-existing mental conditions or other illnesses, it is more difficult to continue receiving treatment. “

Although that of COVID-19 is a physical health crisis, he points out, “the impact on mental health is significant and could generate greater difficulties if not properly addressed. Industry California Issues First Round of Weed Licenses Hayley FoxDecember 14, 2017 Share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Print San Diego-based Torrey Holistics was one of California’s first recipients of a state weed retailer license. Like other new industries, though, the marijuana business is coping with enormous uncertainty and rapid change. Insiders in California’s weed industry said Leaf Expert was “capitulating” to pressure from both state regulators and others in the industry to quit carrying ads for hundreds of unlicensed companies that don’t comply with state regulations and don’t pay taxes, which critics of Leaf Expert argue has undermined California’s legal market since it launched in January 2018. The Campaign to Regulate Weed Like Alcohol announced last week that they are teaming up with Regulate Maine in order to put one solid ballot measure in front of voters in the 2016 presidential election. Laws Will Illinois Be The Next State To Legalize Cannabis (study) ?”

For this reason, WHO urges countries not to neglect this type of care, study the needs of all sectors, and ensure that psychological support is available as part of essential services.

An increase in the prevalence of panic has been detected, for example by 35% in China, 60% in Iran or 40% in the United States, three of the countries most affected by the pandemic, which has already caused more than 285,000 dead and infected more than four million people in the world.

Specifically, in the health workers sector, a Canadian study shows that almost half of them, 47%, declared that they needed psychological support, while in China 50% suffered from depression, 45% anxiety, and 34% insomnia.

“The figures are there,” warns this Argentine psychologist, who recalls that in conflict places around 1 in 5 people suffer from mental disorders, data that could be reached in this crisis if measures are not put in place to alleviate, accompany and give support to those who need it.

Dr Fahmy Hanna, a technical official from the same WHO department, also warns of the stigma that health workers are suffering in some countries, behaviours that governments must face “with information and communication and, also, publicly honouring the work that they do “

Kestel recommends that governments act with empathy and take into account the impact that measures to face the crisis are having on the population.

For example, one of the most widespread is the fact that minors stay at home and that parents bear the brunt of education and permanent care, often made compatible with their own teleworking, creating new tensions and challenges for the families.

Authorities have to think about how to make children, the elderly and people with cognitive difficulties understand what is happening, they have to design alternative ways of reaching those who are alone at home and ensure that those who live in nursing homes keep in touch with their families and receive the necessary explanations.

Although the WHO does not yet have figures on global trends, it is following the information that is being given in several countries about an increase in suicide attempts or substance abuse, recalls that it is something that occurred after the 2008 economic crisis and alerts that “we could see something like this in the coming months.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned today of the consequences for mental health that the coronavirus is having in the world and those that it will have in the future, with a possible increase in suicides and disorders, and urged the governments not to neglect psychological care.

“The current situation, with isolation, fear, uncertainty and economic crisis, can cause psychological disorders,” Dévora Kestel, director of the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, warned at a digital press conference.

This organization considers probable “a long-term increase in the number and severity of mental health problems” due to the “immense suffering of hundreds of millions of people” and the long-term economic and social costs for the population.

Despite the risk, and probably due to the magnitude of the crisis, mental health needs “are not receiving the attention they require,” something that is exacerbated by the lack of investment and prevention in this area before the arrival of the pandemic.

WHO Warns That COVID-19 Will Affect Future Mental Health
WHO Warns That COVID-19 Will Affect Future Mental Health

The groups most at risk, Kestel points out, are “the first responders and staff, with the anxiety and stress they are experiencing, children and adolescents, women at risk of domestic violence, the elderly, due to the risk of being infected, people with pre-existing mental conditions or other illnesses, it is more difficult to continue receiving treatment. “

Although that of COVID-19 is a physical health crisis, he points out, “the impact on mental health is significant and could generate greater difficulties if not properly addressed.”

For this reason, WHO urges countries not to neglect this type of care, study the needs of all sectors, and ensure that psychological support is available as part of essential services.

An increase in the prevalence of panic has been detected, for example by 35% in China, 60% in Iran or 40% in the United States, three of the countries most affected by the pandemic, which has already caused more than 285,000 dead and infected more than four million people in the world.

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“The figures are there,” warns this Argentine psychologist, who recalls that in conflict places around 1 in 5 people suffer from mental disorders, data that could be reached in this crisis if measures are not put in place to alleviate, accompany and give support to those who need it.

Dr Fahmy Hanna, a technical official from the same WHO department, also warns of the stigma that health workers are suffering in some countries, behaviours that governments must face “with information and communication and, also, publicly honouring the work that they do “

Kestel recommends that governments act with empathy and take into account the impact that measures to face the crisis are having on the population.

For example, one of the most widespread is the fact that minors stay at home and that parents bear the brunt of education and permanent care, often made compatible with their own teleworking, creating new tensions and challenges for the families.

Authorities have to think about how to make children, the elderly and people with cognitive difficulties understand what is happening, they have to design alternative ways of reaching those who are alone at home and ensure that those who live in nursing homes keep in touch with their families and receive the necessary explanations.

Although the WHO does not yet have figures on global trends, it is following the information that is being given in several countries about an increase in suicide attempts or substance abuse, recalls that it is something that occurred after the 2008 economic crisis and alerts that “we could see something like this in the coming months.”

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