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"As I write this article, it’s a sunny morning in early Spring. There are signs of buds on trees and daffodils are beginning to make their presence known. However, the country is still in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the hope that the vaccine is providing, severe restrictions still cast a long shadow over most of us, with no certainty as to when loved ones can unite again and the economy can open," says Proconsult's Dermot Hughes.
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone’s mental health to a greater or lesser degree. We are all trying to look after ourselves as best we can under the circumstances, but so much uncertainty from day to day, not just from week to week, takes its toll. But young people and children need extra help, support, and attention to reassure them that this too will pass.
Scientists have found a direct link between anxiety and rhythm of sleep. When a person has anxious thoughts, his/her heart rate goes up and in turn the mind starts to ‘race’. This causes the brain to become alert and stimulated and start producing beta waves. This happens to someone who worries about something when trying to get to sleep - instead of being calm and subdued, the brain is too aroused to sleep. And to make matters worse, once the brain is stimulated in this way, other worries are activated, making sleep even harder to achieve.
AN ARTICLE on the satirical website Reductress recently, pointed out - and with a high degree of accuracy - how introverts are having "a ball" during lockdown.
The global spread of coronavirus has prompted a rapid, seismic shift in the way we live our lives, impeding daily functioning and necessitating the practise of social distancing to help reduce the burden on acute health care services.
Athlone Institute of Technology lecturer and veterinary surgeon, Lisa Geraghty, has espoused the positive influence of pet companionship on mental health as the anxiety levels of many remains high during the present public health crisis.
Mary McHugh set up Irish Online Counselling and Psychotherapy (IOCPS) in 2011 in order to deliver an online medium for people who were struggling with depression and anxiety. Soon she discovered there were lots of people who were unable to access face-to-face therapy for various reasons, such as severe social anxiety, disability, family/work commitments, geographic location etc.
A common problem for school-going children is getting to grips with mathematics. If students start to feel they are falling behind it is not too long before this can turn into a snowballing problem that becomes maths anxiety.
A study carried out by the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway has examined the problem of social media overload, which is the feeling of being overwhelmed and exhausted by the amount of communication and information demands a person is exposed to through social media channels, that may require energy and cognitive processing beyond their capabilities.
We all know that exercise is good for us on a physical level, ensuring we all stay fit and healthy, but did you know that exercise can also make you a happier person? Regular exercise is proven to reduce stress and improve your general wellbeing, reducing feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress.