New crown epidemic blockade may cause people to be “sullied”

New crown epidemic blockade may cause people to be “sullied”
May 18, 2020 No Comments News

New coronary pneumonia continued in the UK, and a local psychiatrist warned that the blockade measures due to the outbreak may lead to a large-scale collapse of mental health in the future. A recent statistical questionnaire in the United Kingdom revealed that although the number of routine patients in the British psychiatry has dropped significantly, the number of acute patients has increased to 43%. The psychiatrist called on the British government and the health system to be prepared to face the sudden increase in mental patients.

A woman wears a face guard to protect against the coronavirus as she shops at a food market in London, as the country is in lockdown to help stop the spread of coronavirus, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Some of the coronavirus lockdown measures are being relaxed in England, with coffee shops reopening but with extra measures such as take away only and social distancing. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

According to British media reports, the Royal College of Psychiatrists issued a questionnaire to about 1,300 psychiatrists in the country to investigate the medical treatment of patients after the outbreak. The questionnaire found that the return rate of routine patients decreased by 45%, but the acute patients increased to 43%, indicating that the mental health of the people is rapidly deteriorating.

The dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists said that the new crown epidemic has impacted the public’s mental health. She was worried that the masses could not get the assistance they needed because of the blockade at home, or that a large-scale mental health crisis would break out after the blockade was lifted. One of the psychiatrists pointed out that the number of elderly patients has been greatly reduced, most likely because they are afraid to go back to the clinic.

Mounted police officers watch cyclists in Hyde Park in London as the country is in lockdown to help stop the spread of coronavirus, Saturday, May 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

The British “Guardian” pointed out that some psychiatrists named this phenomenon “blockade anxiety” or “new crown psychosis.” Most of these patients lost their jobs due to the epidemic situation, and also had insomnia problems, and because they can only stay at home to watch the news of the new crown, they may have a great sense of anxiety.

The head of the British National Mental Health Bureau warned the Parliamentary Health and Social Welfare Committee earlier that the trauma caused by the epidemic could cause the public’s demand for mental health services to surge in the next few years. The Secretary also pointed out that those patients who had entered the isolation ward or would lose their loved ones due to the epidemic have a high probability of having psychological trauma or suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

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