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Mental Health

The impact of confinement on mental health

health-facts: covid-19 and mental health

Beyond its economic consequences, containment has had and will continue to have significant psychological impacts on populations. Global spread of Covid-19 has caused widespread fear and anxiety.

First because of fears of infection and the anguish of death, then because of enduring uncertainties around the nature of the epidemic, its modes of transmission, its degree of ferocity and the effectiveness of the protocols of therapeutic intervention to save the contaminated.

It is therefore necessary to distinguish two situations which are often confused: on the one hand, the psychological effects caused by fear of the spread of the pandemic and its ferocity, and on the other hand, those generated by measures to combat the pandemic, including confinement.

Indeed, the pressing health constraints and the establishment of confinement for a long period of time did not measure the impacts on mental health, especially since on the social and human levels, confinement generated several cognitive-behavioral difficulties, generated mainly by changes in the position and / or social and economic role of individuals.

Also, the disturbances caused by confinement require a reframing between different calendars that represent the biological of our bodies, that of our social interactions and that of our professional obligations.