The human mind is powerful! Millions of Americans suffer some kind of mental illness. The current Covid-19 pandemic is making life harder for those who are sensitive to a mental illness.
There are all kinds of medically recognized forms of mental illness. This blog will only focus on anxiety disorder.
An anxiety disorder is a condition in which the human body abnormally responds to stress. A person is stressed every day. It is stress at work, family stress, financial stress, religious stress, family stress, stress for parents and many other stress factors. Stress is like hitting the body with a sledgehammer. If left untreated, it can kill. The way your body reacts to these stress factors is crucial to your overall health.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, additional stressors were affecting the lives of millions of Americans. I will list some of them, but there are many more.
The threat of illness and death. The danger of losing a well-paid job. The risk of loved ones getting sick and dying. Uncertainty of the future. The threat of the economy falling and losing my pension. The danger that your family will run out of necessities. The risk of hunger or lack of food. The threat of homelessness. The danger of isolation from family and loved ones. The danger of negative public perception if the KOVID-19 test is positive. Stress experienced by children studying at home while working. Stress associated with caring for a child when there is no open day fear. Stress-related to paying wages to employees or to having your small business open. Stress-related to paying bills.
These stresses are enough to put anyone in what is known as an anxiety disorder.
A pure anxiety disorder is an adverse reaction to stress. It’s very similar to a response to stress. The human brain can endure so much before causing a mental disorder.
The general Covid-19 symptoms
According to Dr Fauci and Dr Birks (President of the Tramps Covid-19 Working Group), the following three main signs that a person could have contracted the Covid-19 virus:
- Dry cough.
- Lack of breath.
Since then, they’ve realised that every patient is different. Many patients may experience fatigue, chills, muscle pain, redness around the eyes, headaches, nausea, diarrhoea and severe abdominal pain.
Some patients are asymptomatic and can tolerate COVID-19, but have no symptoms.
As a result of these general symptoms and asymptomatic carriers, it is difficult to say that all patients have COVID-19 without being tested. People are told to assume that everyone has the virus because the symptoms are so common.
The anxiety disorder symptoms
An anxiety disorder manifests itself in the body in many similar ways. It’s not uncommon for a patient under extreme stress to exhibit the following symptoms:
- Muscle pain.
- A weakened immune system leads to fever.
- Lack of breath.
- Breast tightness
- Muscle weakness in legs and arms.
- Splashes of anger and frustration.
A person can believe that he was infected with Covid-19 when, in fact, he is suffering from a severe anxiety disorder.
The first thing to do is make an appointment to see a doctor and get a medical consultation. Other steps you can take are to cut out all the social and news media, exercise regularly, stay away from caffeine, and sleep tight enough. There are also prescriptions that your doctor can prescribe to you that are not addictive, but help to calm your body and reduce anxiety.
COVID-19 and anxiety disorder are real threats, and with the closure of the government, job layoffs and illnesses, those who have mental illness fight them. I hope that this article will give the reader peace of mind that they will distinguish between virus and anxiety and will not panic if they develop symptoms.
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