Being in lockdown, not being able to leave the house, see loved ones, or engage in activities we enjoy is something most of us have never had to do before, which is why it is not surprising many are finding it a challenge.
In fact, social distancing rules can make those living on their own feel incredibly lonely; sufferers of claustrophobia feel anxious and on edge; those who have anxiety feel overwhelmed and panicked; and lots of others feel depressed and hopeless without their normal hobbies to give them a boost.
That is why some experts believe coronavirus could lead to a mental health crisis, long after the country has surpassed the peak of the pandemic.
Psychiatrists and psychologists have written in The Lancet Psychiatry that it is important mental health is monitored during this difficult time, particularly for children or those who are health workers.
Professor Rory O’Connor, one of the paper’s authors, from the University of Glasgow, was reported by the BBC as saying: “Increased social isolation, loneliness, health anxiety, stress and an economic downturn are a perfect storm to harm people’s mental health and wellbeing.”
If more people begin to suffer from anxiety and depression, there is likely to be an increase in alcohol and drug dependencies, or even suicide and homelessness.
As well as worrying about the health repercussions of contracting Covid-19, social isolation can have a huge negative impact on mental health, as they are unable to connect with other people, escape their daily situation, or take part in hobbies they enjoy.
Head of the department of psychiatry at the University of Cambridge Ed Bullmore stated: “We talked to the general population, a sample of them, and they reported high levels of anxiety, depression, stress – actually, those rated higher than the fear of contracting the physical illness.”
Therefore, it is unsurprising a recent research by Oasis Intelligence found that people are turning to CBD products as a means of coping with this challenging time.
It revealed ten per cent of the population are using cannabis and five per cent are consuming CBD to relieve their coronavirus-related anxiety.
Dr June Chin, author of Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness, said: “Healthcare workers [who] are working long shifts are finding CBD helpful for restorative sleep and on their days using it for pain and inflammation – from being on their feet all day, [and having] low back pain and neck pain.”
She added: “CBD can also help with panic attacks and insomnia as the prevalence of depression and PTSD mounts in response to this pandemic.”
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