Study More than half of COVID-19 health care workers at risk for mental health problems

myptsd

MyPTSD Pro
A new study suggests more than half of doctors, nurses, and emergency responders involved in COVID-19 care could be at risk for one or more mental health problems, including acute traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, problematic alcohol use, and insomnia. The researchers found that the risk of these mental health conditions was comparable to rates observed during natural disasters, such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.

Continue reading...
 
Last edited by a moderator:

fern

Confident
I was working on a covid unit during the first few months of the pandemic. It was both a blessing and a curse.
Being able to get out of my apartment, focus on my work, and connect with people was a necessity that I was thankful for because it kept me sane.
But the stress and not having adequate PPE or safe working conditions in the hospital, and just everything being risky and unknown, on top other pandemic fears exacerbated my stress and ptsd until the point where I completely broke down.
Still working in healthcare but in a lot less of a stressful environment, even though I am still exposed.
 
Top