Post-COVID mental health
This week’s expert:
Dr Marc Jurblum, Psychiatry Registrar; University of Melbourne, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Advanced Trainee, Alfred Hospital
Drawn from Dr David Lim’s interview with Dr Marc Jurblum on the Healthed Podcast, ‘Going Viral’.
– Anything that a considers stressful or irritating becomes more over extended periods of confinement or quarantine. And coping mechanisms become less effective over time.
– Also extended confinement will highlight poor coping strategies eg eating ice cream to deal with stress may work occasionally but not a suitable strategy if stress is prolonged
– Quarantine/extended confinement tends to make pre-existing mental health issues more intense
– Need to recognise that all stressful experiences are not negative particularly when challenges are overcome eg climbing Everest...