It is safe to say that the world has not been the same since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. What we all thought would be a few weeks of lockdown turned into a crisis that still has not ended. Even though restrictions have eased and the world is slowly getting back to something resembling normal, this event has impacted our mental health in a significant way.
Julio Licinio is a Physician Leader, scientist, and editor in chief of world renowned scientific journal, Molecular Psychiatry. Focused on the ‘now’, Licinio’s upcoming showcase will shine a spotlight on time relevant issues, such as the psychological impact of the COVID pandemic.
It is evident that the pandemic has exacerbated mental health conditions. According to this article about mental health and the pandemic, “PTSD is more likely to take place after longer periods of social disconnection and it is associated with increased suicide risk.”
Other conditions that the pandemic has worsened include depression, anxiety, insomnia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Mental health issues that were caused by the pandemic will have effects that will last far into the future.