Post COVID-19 Complications with Special Focus on Mental Health (6 Jun)



Key questions addressed:

00:00 Introduction
00:18 Introduction to Pascific
00:45 Introduction to COVID-19 and Mental Health
02:51 Outline of webinar
03:29 Traditional framework of disease treatment does not apply to mental health
05:19 How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected us mentally and emotionally?
09:22 Why is the COVID-19 crisis so psychologically challenging to handle?
12:50 Can the COVID-19 crisis be an inflection point for society?
14:11 No robust model for the COVID-19 crisis
16:56 Lack of understanding of science behind COVID-19 a cause for fear and confusion
18:10 Scarcity of resources (physical, financial, and information) a cause for fear and confusion
19:49 Emotional reactions of individuals to the crisis
20:29 Unhealthy and healthy coping styles of individuals to the crisis
21:21 Psychological effects of quarantine or lockdown
21:46 The Hedgehog’s Dilemma: The need for social cohesion during a crisis vs social isolation
22:46 Psychological and physiological stress of social isolation
23:41 The role of social support during this crisis
25:35 How can we manage the crisis as a community?
27:38 Psychiatric management for COVID-19
28:01 Pre COVID-19 management
29:54 Psychiatric effects during COVID-19 infection (e.g. COVID-19 psychosis)
34:30 Psychiatric effects of post COVID-19 infection
37:17 Stress of COVID-19 and suicide
39:37 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
41:37 Post traumatic growth
46:07 How can parents help children cope with this social isolation?
48:24 Should digital devices be given to children to help them cope during this period of social isolation?
50:32 How do you allay the anxiety of contracting COVID-19 for elderly people?
53:36 What should patients with pre-existing psychological conditions (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar) do in the event of COVID-19 infection?
55:02 COVID-19, insomnia, and the dangers of sleeping pills

Pascific, as a part of its ongoing awareness program, is pleased to organize its third webinar on post-COVID complications with emphasis on mental health.

This symposium will be addressing general clinical trends in patients with post-COVID infection and psychological issues.

Some commonly asked questions include:
– Is there any impact on mental health post COVID-19 infection?
– Can the medicines prescribed for COVID-19 induce psychiatric complications?
– How to identify and prevent or treat psychological changes post COVID-19 infection?
– When to consult a psychiatrist?

Our Psychiatrist and Mental Health expert will help unravel the myths and highlight the facts of post-COVID infection recovery with the aim to advice the community on measures to be taken.

CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST

DR BHARGAVI CHATTERJEA BHATTACHARYYA
MBBS, Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (London)

Source: Youtube