According to the latest data from The Lancet, there has been a 20% increase in cases of depression and anxiety.
NS Prague Hospital Last Friday marked World Mental Health Day, celebrated on October 10, with a discussion on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of health professionals and a session Full concentration of the mind And free contacts. Cases of anxiety and depression are not only increasing nationally, but internationally.
According to the psychiatrist at the Bracarense Health Unit, Joao Besa, there is a significant increase in complaints reported by the general population, and more specifically, by health professionals. The latest surveys were carried out by the Ricardo Jorge Institute, in partnership with the Portuguese Society of Psychiatry and Mental Health.
João Bessa stresses the need to highlight and discuss the topic of mental health, as society continues to stigmatize it. For health professionals, the clinical director of Hospital de Braga, Jorge Marquez, says the burden of patients infected with SARS-COV-2 has contributed to increased “emotional stress”.
Because of this wear, the team of psychiatrists from the psychiatric service in the hospital unit provided a phone line and email where professionals could seek help. The service remains available.
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