Everyone knows the effects of Covid-19 on one’s physical health. I have mentioned it time and again and so has everyone else who is working and observing the pandemic closely.
But in my recent observation, I have found that Covid-19 might have more impact on one’s health than we have presumed. It is not just about physical health. Covid-19 seems to have a great deal of impact on one’s mental health.
I observed a few suspected patients very closely. And I can say that Covid-19 sure has an impact on person’s mental health. In some it causes fear; in some undue excitement; in some, a bit of both.
And the bigger problem here is being caused by the system. The way we go about testing patients. If we leave a suspected patient without testing him/her for a long time, that might possibly end up having a great amount of adverse effect on one’s mental health.
There is no way to completely remove the mental health impact, but we can surely work in a way which can assure that even if the patient starts descending towards psychosis, we can bring him/her back rather than just letting them sink into the rabbit hole.
And this is very important. Any effect on physical health is visible and can or cannot be treated accordingly. But mental health is something we ignore most of the times.
This could end up being a much bigger disaster than the one we are already experiencing.