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Ankita Rathore

The Impact of Covid on Mental Health Is Starting to Unravel Even More

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Ankita Rathore, (2022, May 5). The Impact of Covid on Mental Health Is Starting to Unravel Even More. Psychreg on Mental Health. https://www.psychreg.org/impact-covid-mental-health-starting-unravel-even-more/
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The Covid pandemic has got everyone on edge. The global spread of the virus has caused governments to declare states of emergency, and people are rushing to stores to stock up on supplies. But what about the mental health impacts of this pandemic?

The virus is a novel coronavirus that was first identified in 2019. The pandemic has resulted in over 21,000 confirmed cases and over 800 deaths as of March 2020. This pandemic has had a significant impact on mental health.

This pandemic slowly spread all around the world. The first confirmed case was in Wuhan, China. It is important to note that the effects of Covid are not only limited to those who have contracted the virus. The social and economic impacts of the pandemic have had a significant impact on mental health as well.

The initial mental health impact

Covid largely had an indirect impact on mental health, through its impacts on physical health, work, and social life.

There is evidence that anxiety and depression increased during the pandemic. A study of more than 400,000 people in the UK found that there was a small increase in anxiety and depression diagnoses during the pandemic. The number of people seeking help for mental health problems also increased.

A study of more than 400,000 people in the UK found that there was a small increase in anxiety and depression diagnoses during the pandemic. The number of people seeking help for mental health problems also increased. Mental health problems are often made worse by stress . People who are already struggling with mental health problems may find it harder to cope with additional stress from the pandemic.

People who are already struggling with mental health problems may find it harder to cope with additional stress from the pandemic. Some people may also have been affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after experiencing traumatic events related to the pandemic, such as being exposed to Covid or losing a loved one.

The long-term mental health impact

The long-term effects of Covid on mental health are still unknown. However, there is a risk that some people may experience mental health problems in the future as a result of the pandemic.

This includes people who were directly affected by the pandemic, such as people who became ill or lost a loved one, and people who were indirectly affected, such as those who experienced stress or anxiety.

The long-term effects of Covid on mental health are still unknown. However, there is a risk that some people may experience mental health problems in the future as a result of the pandemic. This includes people who were directly affected by the pandemic, such as people who became ill or lost a loved one, and people who were indirectly affected, such as those who experienced stress or anxiety. It is important to remember that not everyone will experience long-term mental health problems after Covid. However, it is important to be aware of the risks and to seek help if needed.

How to deal with the effects of Covid on mental health

There are many ways to deal with the stress of the Covid pandemic. Some people may want to talk about their feelings, while others may prefer to keep to themselves. It is important to find what works best for you and to stick with it.

If you are struggling with your mental health during this time, there are many resources available to you. Your doctor, therapist, or other healthcare professionals can help you find the support you need. There are also many online resources that can be helpful, such as websites and chat groups specifically for people dealing with Covid stress.

The most important thing is to not try to deal with everything on your own. Reach out for help if you need it, and remember that you are not alone.

  • Staying connected to loved ones
  • Finding ways to express yourself
  • Seeking professional help
  • Using online resources
  • Reaching out for support if needed
  • Remember you are not alone.

Final thoughts

Covid has had a significant impact on mental health, with many people experiencing anxiety and stress. The pandemic has caused a lot of uncertainty and fear, which can lead to problems such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of mental health issues related to Covid and to seek help if needed. There are many resources available for those who are struggling, including counseling, therapy, and medication. It is also important to take care of yourself during this time by getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, and exercising. Be sure to reach out to your friends and family for support, as they can be a valuable source of comfort during difficult times.


Ankita Rathore is a certified counselling psychologist at Mantra Care, and she primarily dealth with depression and anxiety. She completed her bachelor’s in Psychology at Banasthali University, Jaipur (India) and her master’s degree in psychology at the University of Delhi.


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