Number of patients suffering from panic, anxiety attacks and depression surges from various businesses amid job cuts and rise in covid-19
In January, about 3,000 tech professionals lost their jobs on average every day, including thousands in India.
Dr Saumya Mudgal, a senior consultant in psychiatry at Max Hospital in Gurugram, told IANS that the number of patients coming from multinational companies has increased dramatically.
“These patients typically have problems with panic anxiety or panic disorder with agoraphobia, and the number of such patients is increasing significantly. The need is growing and the severity of the symptoms is increasing,” Dr Madgar told IANS.
She says there are many people with new or recent onset anxiety symptoms and adjustment problems associated with anxiety or mixed anxiety. It’s a lot of experience. It is a time filled with uncertainty, economic challenges and loss of control over the future.
According to Rishi Gautam, assistant professor at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC, this can have a significant impact on the mental health of professionals, causing anxiety, depressed mood, shock and sadness.
“It affects sleep and appetite, increases the risk of unhealthy consumption of drugs and alcohol, and causes increased irritability, loss of self-esteem, and family discord,” Dr Gautam told IANS.
Dr Arti Anand, a senior clinical psychologist at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi, said both the pandemic and massive layoffs knocked out the working class without warning.
“This leads to fear and stress. The way to deal with it is to make use of available resources. Don’t panic and stop thinking negatively about the future,” she advises. Did.
Health experts say that maintaining supportive relationships with friends and family, exercising regularly, and practicing mindfulness can help us cope in these uncertain times.
Maintain a positive attitude and outlook. Avoid generalizing negative thoughts such as “I can never get a job again, I can’t enjoy my job,” says Dr. Gautam.
Counseling psychologist Divya Mohindroo, founder of Embrace Imperfections, told IANS that those affected by the current layoffs need to be physically, not emotionally, addressed.
“You can start building a list of potential employers, research available opportunities and companies, look for avenues to upskill, and even diversify into other sectors if necessary,” she said. I advised you.
“When pitching a candidate, approach employers with a mental preparedness to explain the situation. Networking with friends, former bosses, and colleagues is also important,” she said.
All professionals should share their work responsibilities with colleagues at work and family at home. This not only helps me feel accountable, but also makes my life and the task at hand feel lighter,” he said Mohindro.
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