The Giessen study: Many people are disturbed in the crisis of the mentally

The Corona-pandemic and the associated standstill of public life have many people emotionally strong. To confirm the results of a study by psychologists from th

The Giessen study: Many people are disturbed in the crisis of the mentally

The Corona-pandemic and the associated standstill of public life have many people emotionally strong. To confirm the results of a study by psychologists from the University of Giessen and at the Medical School Hamburg. The researchers had surveyed from late March to early April, about 1000 people from the General population. You should indicate how they behaved in the first few weeks of the lock downs and how you have tried to process the Situation emotionally.

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Around half of the participants showed symptoms of at least one mental illness. Except depressive States strong health were the most frequently anxiety, panic attacks, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms, such as constant hand washing. The fear of contagion was associated often with a social withdrawal that went beyond compliance with the arranged contact restrictions far. Who was tormented by such Fears, also tended to hoard more supplies.

With the crisis better expectation to cope, according to people, the characteristics of a high level of resilience – that is, a strong resistance to mental stress. Also Interviewed, the focus on the Positive in life, were less likely to show signs of a mental disorder. Aisha Munk, first author of the study, says: "This strategy you can learn."

Updated Date: 13 August 2020, 03:19

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