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Virtual and Online Healing. 

The COVID-19 Pandemic has led to a lot of changes, not least, how medical care and healing is carried out. More services have been introduced and developed online as patients have not been able to meet their health professionals face to face. 


 

Depression Doubles in Britain

The figures for adults reporting depression in Britain has doubled compared to this time last year, according to the Office for National Statistics.  20% of adults are reporting depressive symptoms, compared to 10% before the pandemic.  The study is following up 3,500 adults over a 12 month period.  Only a small number, 3.5%, reported that they felt they had an improvement in their symptoms. 

 
Do you ever have difficulty Sleeping?  In the current situation with concerns about COVID-19 and lockdown and social isolation, many people are experiencing difficulties sleeping.
Sleep Disorders are more common than most people realize. Sleep disorders may involve problems sleeping or, less frequently, excessive sleep.  Such problems may represent:  a primary sleep disorder, the cause of psychological problems, a feature of a mental illness, or could be confused for a psychological disorder.
 

Burnout is the result of prolonged stress. In the discipline of psychology, the term stress is defined as a state of psycho-physiological arousal.  It is virtually impossible to discuss psychological stress without describing the physiological state that accompanies it. The dynamics of stress demonstrate the close interaction between the mind and body in human behaviour.

 

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues its grip on the world, many countries are encouraging people to stay in to avoid catching the virus or self-isolate when they start to show symptoms. However, this can have an effect on our mental health.

A helpful discussion on how the coronavirus can affect our mental health and some simple tips on what we can do.