Post-pandemic life: how to identify, prevent and treat mental problems

Post-pandemic life: how to identify, prevent and treat mental problems

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Post-pandemic life: how to identify, prevent and treat mental problems

Brazil leads global ranking of anxiety and loneliness (Credit: Pexels)

Before the pandemic caused by Covid-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) already identified Brazil as the most anxious country in the world: 18.6 million were anxious, 9.3% of the population. With the onset of the pandemic, the survey Perceptions of the Impact of Covid-19, made by Ipsos in March of this year, found that Brazil leads the international ranking of loneliness.

The data illustrate the importance of the campaign in favor of mental health and against suicide initiated this month by Setembro Amarelo. The contexts of the Covid-19 pandemic, social isolation, insecurity, unemployment and social inequality are dangerous catalysts for mental imbalance, as pointed out by infectious disease specialist Renato Kfouri, director of the Brazilian Society of Immunizations (SBIm).