world How the corona quarantine affects the psyche

How the corona quarantine affects the psyche


The current situation can not only cause loneliness, but can also increase depression.
Picture: Picture Alliance

The officially ordered insulation protects many people from fatal diseases. But it can also result in severe mental suffering, with long-term aftermath. What can you do about it?

WHow is Angela Merkel doing, psychologically? Doesn’t that bother you when you are used to traveling around the area and have to stay at home now? In her speech shortly before the self-chosen quarantine, the Chancellor made it clear to the citizens: Our freedom is significantly more restricted, but luckily we can still walk or jog alone or in pairs. “I was very relieved to hear that,” says Klaus Lieb, chief psychiatrist at the university clinic in Mainz. “The psychological consequences of a complete curfew could be devastating.”

No question: Quarantine is important in individual cases to stop the spread of the infection. “But if no one is allowed to leave the door without a valid reason, as is the case in Italy, it can have an enormous impact on the psyche,” says Lieb. Scientists from Kings College, London, recently evaluated 24 studies that looked at the psychological effects of quarantine.




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest news

Facebook, a strange case in Tunisia

"I don't understand," says Bullet Skan, nickname of Skander Ben Hamda, a subject matter expert whose Facebook account was...

The Greek island of Santorini awaits the return of tourists

The landscape is unusual. Despite the looming summer on the Aegean Sea, the streets of the island of Santorini...

Current peaks

Slowly, more and more people in Germany are getting an taste of electronics. Even if the supposed purchase premium...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you