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Covid 19 And Its Effect on Mental Health
The covid-19 pandemic has been the talk of the world for the last two years. In addition to its
massive impacts on the world's social, economic, and health systems, it has significantly affected
people's mental health. For the last two years, people lost their loved ones, lost their sources of
income, isolated, and lived in constant fear of contracting the virus. According to researchers,
these are the triggers of mental health conditions, therefore, explaining the increase in stress and
depression. Covid-19 was a global pandemic; hence its impacts on mental health were felt in
countries across the globe. Researchers in different sectors conducted studies on how people in
different demographics were affected
The education sector is one of the highly affected sectors by the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result
of the worldwide lockdowns and restrictions, most students were forced to go home, and those
are schooling far from home remaining in their hostels. Learning was taken from physical
classrooms to virtual classes, which were more demanding and challenging to adapt to in the
earlier introduction days. In the article Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students' sleep
patterns, sexual activity, screen use, and food intake the authors explain how the pandemic
affected the students' mental health. According to these researchers, there was a significant
change in the students' sleeping patterns, screen use, sexual activities, and even food intake
during the pandemic. Due to minimal human interactions, lack of movement, and living in
constant fear of contracting the virus, students displayed signs of high risk to their mental health.
This was also potentially led to adverse effects on their wellbeing even in the future. Tomaszek,
in the Role of Existential Anxiety and Academic Fears on Students during the COVID 19
Pandemic, insists how the pandemic affected the learners' mental health. The concept of
academic burnout was heavily used in this research, which is a sign of stress and anxiety. These
two emotions affect a person's mental wellbeing and are also associated with PTSD. Most
students during this time had low performance since their state of mind was not well.
Pregnant women and new mothers were a highly ignored yet essential demographic that felt the
wrath of the covid-19 pandemic. While this group may seem insignificant due to the low
numbers, the impact felt from the pandemic was massive. According to the article Mental
wellbeing during stages of COVID-19 lockdown among pregnant women and new mothers,
pregnancy and early motherhood are the essential times in the wellbeing of the mother and the
child. The mother's mental health is fragile during these times, hence the need to care for the
mother. Symptoms of anxiety and depression during this time are familiar, but they can tend to
be worse with the pandemic. The pandemic negatively affected the new mother and pregnant
women. The lockdowns, restricted travel, the fear of losing the child, and even pressure from the
news made most women feel vulnerable and uncertain. There was a significant increase in
anxiety levels in pregnant women and new mothers, mainly affecting their mental health.
During the pandemic, there was a psychological impact on people globally. Authors of the article
The Psychological Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Spain Mental health of the general
public was massively affected during the lockdown, try to explain the impacts this population's
mental health during the pandemic. The study shows and symptoms, such as depression and
anxiety due to the pandemic in the first few weeks. People being scared and constantly worried,
their mental well-being was not good. However, these symptoms reduced after adapting to the
new norm, and people could quickly adapt. The social isolation of people during the pandemic
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was significant. While the impacts were evident on the average population, its implications on
psychiatric patients are extensive. The study, The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the
Mental Health of the General Population and the Population of Psychiatric Patients, recorded an
increase in mental health problems. Symptoms such as anxiety, fear, panic attacks, sleep
problems, and sedative abuse rose. This indicates that the global population's mental health was
highly affected.
From the different studies, mental wellness during the pandemic was also a key area of interest,
especially among students, psychiatric patients, pregnant women, and the general population.
The pandemic had a significant impact on the mental well-being of the global population. There
was a change in the students' sleeping patterns, screen use, sexual activities, and even food
intake. These are signs that their mental state was not expected. The pandemic negatively
affected the new mother and pregnant women, increasing their rate of depression and anxiety.
Through these studies, one can understand the impacts of covid-19 on peoples' mental health.

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Covid 19 And Its Effect on Mental Health The covid-19 pandemic has been the talk of the world for the last two years. In addition to its massive impacts on the world's social, economic, and health systems, it has significantly affected people's mental health. For the last two years, people lost their loved ones, lost their sources of income, isolated, and lived in constant fear of contracting the virus. According to researchers, these are the triggers of mental health conditions, therefore, explaining the increase in stress and depression. Covid-19 was a global pandemic; hence its impacts on mental health were felt in countries across the globe. Researchers in different sectors conducted studies on how people in different demographics were affected The education sector is one of the highly affected sectors by the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result of the worldwide lockdowns and restrictions, most students were forced to go home, and those are schooling far from home remaining in their hostels. Learning was taken from physical classrooms to virtual classes, which were more demanding and challenging to adapt to in the earlier introduction days. In the article Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students' sleep patterns, sexual activity, screen use, and food intake the authors explain how the pandemic affected the students' mental health. According to these researchers, there was a significant change in the students' sleeping patterns, screen use, sexual activities, and even food intake during the pandemic. Due to minimal human interactions, lack of movement, and living in constant fear of contracting the virus, students displayed signs of high risk to their mental health. This was also potentially led to adverse effects on their wellbeing even in the future. Tomaszek, in the Role of Existential Anxiety and Academic Fears on Students during the COVID 19 Pandemic, insists how the pandemic affected the learners' mental health. The concept of academic burnout was heavily used in this research, which is a sign of stress and anxiety. These two emotions affect a person's mental wellbeing and are also associated with PTSD. Most students during this time had low performance since their state of mind was not well. Pregnant women and new mothers were a highly ignored yet essential demographic that felt the wrath of the covid-19 pandemic. While this group may seem insignificant due to the low numbers, the impact felt from the pandemic was massive. According to the article Mental wellbeing during stages of COVID-19 lockdown among pregnant women and new mothers, pregnancy and early motherhood are the essential times in the wellbeing of the mother and the child. The mother's mental health is fragile during these times, hence the need to care for the mother. Symptoms of anxiety and depression during this time are familiar, but they can tend to be worse with the pandemic. The pandemic negatively affected the new mother and pregnant women. The lockdowns, restricted travel, the fear of losing the child, and even pressure from the news made most women feel vulnerable and uncertain. There was a significant increase in anxiety levels in pregnant women and new mothers, mainly affecting their mental health. During the pandemic, there was a psychological impact on people globally. Authors of the article The Psychological Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Spain Mental health of the general public was massively affected during the lockdown, try to explain the impacts this population's mental health during the pandemic. The study shows and symptoms, such as depression and anxiety due to the pandemic in the first few weeks. People being scared and constantly worried, their mental well-being was not good. However, these symptoms reduced after adapting to the new norm, and people could quickly adapt. The social isolation of people during the pandemic was significant. While the impacts were evident on the average population, its implications on psychiatric patients are extensive. The study, The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health of the General Population and the Population of Psychiatric Patients, recorded an increase in mental health problems. Symptoms such as anxiety, fear, panic attacks, sleep problems, and sedative abuse rose. This indicates that the global population's mental health was highly affected. From the different studies, mental wellness during the pandemic was also a key area of interest, especially among students, psychiatric patients, pregnant women, and the general population. The pandemic had a significant impact on the mental well-being of the global population. There was a change in the students' sleeping patterns, screen use, sexual activities, and even food intake. These are signs that their mental state was not expected. The pandemic negatively affected the new mother and pregnant women, increasing their rate of depression and anxiety. Through these studies, one can understand the impacts of covid-19 on peoples' mental health. Name: Description: ...
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