Mental Health Perspectives: What Are The Psychological Effects Of Social Distancing & Being Quarantined?
Coronavirus: What Are The Psychological Effects Of Social Distancing & Being Quarantined?
Political leaders in the democratic world are grappling with a difficult balancing act in a bid to contain the coronavirus: when to pull the trigger on measures like closing schools and canceling public gatherings (known as “social distancing”).
Cancelled weekend plans and unanswered text messages always tend to sting from a psychological perspective, but now a new study finds that days and nights spent all alone may cause us physical pain as well. Researchers at the University of Surrey and Brunel University London say that social isolation may lead to increased bodily inflammation.
What are the short and long psychological effects of people having much less interaction with each other due to “social distancing”?
What do you think are some of the mental health challenges that a person who is quarantined (on a cruise ship now for example) faces?
Do you think that it is important for your mental wellbeing to experience nature and different outdoor environments?
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About Dr. John Huber
Texas Based – Dr. John Huber (www.mainstreammentalhealth.org) is the Chairman for Mainstream Mental Health, a non-profit organization that brings lasting and positive change to the lives of individuals that suffer from mental health issues. A mental health professional for over twenty years, Dr. Huber is a Clinical Forensic Psychologist, and he is a practitioner with privileges at two long term acute care hospitals.
About Kristin Walker
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Kristin has been working within the health care field for more than two decades. She started out in medical billing for an Urgent Care center in Southern California. Kristin is also the host of Mental Health News Radio. She has interviewed leaders in the behavioral health community such as CEO’s of technology companies, counselors, best-selling authors, and global experts in the field of Behavioral Health. Her show is downloaded in over 171 countries and continues its reach with inspiring guests from every corner of the world.
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