Experts offer 6 tips to fight the epidemic with daily suspicion and more and more panic at home

Many people stay at home to prevent the epidemic, but they are bombarded by the news of the epidemic all day long, and the more they prevent the epidemic, the more they panic. What should we do in such a panic?

Panic attacks

Experts: In addition to physiological and psychological pressure is also under great pressure

As the number of confirmed cases rises and the footprints of confirmed patients get closer to their places of residence, the tension and panic are rising, and many minor physical symptoms appear.

The panic stress will make the sympathetic nerves and adrenaline hyperactive, this mechanism is supposed to enable people to resist external stress and challenges, but overreaction will interfere with life and cause physical discomfort, including dizziness, headache, shortness of breath, cold sweat, gastrointestinal discomfort, palpitations and other problems, and these symptoms are similar to the initial symptoms of neoconiosis, so many people will think that they are really suffering from neoconiosis and think nonsense.

Even more, people with delicate nerves may feel that they already have the disease, and even go for quick screening and nucleic acid testing, but the results are fine, but they still feel uncomfortable and doubt whether the tests are correct and whether the doctors are professional.

These are all signs of panic and anxiety. The nasal congestion and allergy may be present during normal times, and during this period of epidemic tension, the psychological state aggravates the physical symptoms.

Freud (Sigmund Freud) has long mentioned that this kind of anxiety caused by external danger is called "reality anxiety", which will show a variety of physical discomfort or self-defense behaviors, such as excessive concern or do not want to care about the epidemic, excessive medical examination, are all self-defense mechanisms for the expected possible external harm.

5 major problems indicate that panic pressure is building up

In addition to the number of confirmed cases and the footprint of confirmed patients, the characteristics of covid-19 are also a cause for panic. According to psychologists, covid-19 is a relatively unknown and deadly disease that spreads quickly and rapidly, and unlike some diseases that are confined to certain areas, it is a global epidemic.

The various characteristics of covid-19 cause the body and mind to adopt a fight-or-flight response, resulting in irrational and unsafe assessments and behaviors. For example, the mortality rate of influenza is higher than that of covid-19, but everyone feels that Newcastle pneumonia is more dangerous, or many people will go on a shopping spree and instead go to places where people gather, increasing the risk of infection.

Anxiety may be growing in the mind if the following issues are already present.
  • Excessive concern about the epidemic that interferes with other important things in life or work
  • Lack of interest in many things and a desire not to socialize or connect with others
  • Loss of hope in life and a sense that the outbreak is never going to happen again
  • Disrupted sleep
  • Excessive attention to negative news in life

Mental health is more important, experts provide 6 ways to fight the epidemic

Now that the epidemic is so intense, everyone is more or less panicking, but now they don't want to rush to the hospital. Experts suggest the following six ways to help yourself through the crisis.

1. Reduce information exposure

It is important not to go too deep into the details of the outbreak, but just to get a general idea of what the outbreak looks like at the moment. For example, a few cases may be confirmed today, but other deaths or footprints are not necessary.

Do not watch news related to the outbreak for more than 30 minutes, and choose only reliable sources rather than information that has been passed around in the community or on the Internet and is specious, or go back for information if needed, such as vaccination or quick screening.

2. Make peace with minor ailments

After eliminating other possible factors, you can tell yourself that these symptoms are not harmful to your body, so don't worry too much about them and make peace with them. If you really feel uncomfortable, then seek medical attention.

These are just the body's response to stress, after excluding other contributing factors. If you stay at home almost all the time, wear a mask when you go out, have a two-point commute to work, and do not go to hot spots, you are basically not at high risk of contracting the disease and do not need to scare yourself.

3. Maintain social interaction

Some people have had online dinners or online KTV before, so try it. Maintaining social interaction is an important element to survive the epidemic.

4. Exercise at home, relax your body and mind

Yoga, gymnastics and other exercises that can adjust breathing, or to maintain physical fitness, aerobic exercise are good choices, you can follow the youtube video or APP to do. Also pay attention to your own emotions, meditation, meditation, abdominal breathing can be.

5. Maintain the rhythm of life and ritual

The epidemic has caused a change in lifestyle and many people are working from home. If possible, work at home should also simulate normal conditions, follow the original commuting time, separate the work area from the rest area, and dress differently when working than when resting.

6. Find something you want to do before but don't have time to do

Catching up on drama, reading books, modeling, online learning, cooking can all be done to enrich yourself and divert your attention.

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