Healthy Aging Research

Healthy Aging Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2261-7434



How to control stress caused by COVID-19?

Mahdi Naeim

Stress and anxiety are necessary in life to a small extent and sometimes improve people’s performance, but sometimes and in situations such as today, when the disease is prevalent all over the world, this stress is higher than usual and it causes man problems that must be controlled. When this stress, worry, fear, and anxiety intensifies and persists, it becomes abnormal and morbid and causes a variety of reactions, including physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral reactions. Physical reactions to stress include increased heart rate, sweating, dry mouth, tremors, dizziness, shortness of breath, headache and muscle aches, irritability, fatigue, upset stomach, frequent urination, decreased energy, tiredness, sleep problems, It is a change in appetite and so on.1,2 The cognitive component includes thoughts and beliefs about the person being injured or losing control of the situation. Thus, stress leads to a decrease in the ability to think, a decrease in the ability to pay attention and focus, problems related to memory and recall, magnification and catastrophizing problems, and so on. Emotional reactions include fear, worry, sadness, loss of interest in normal pleasurable activities, feelings of frustration, irritability, anger, feelings of helplessness, and so on. Behavioral reactions include avoiding certain situations, asking frequently asked questions about how things are going, constantly looking for common sense, blaming others, spreading rumors, dependence on alcohol and drugs, and so on.2,3 In the current situation, the corona virus is a concern and needs attention and care, especially when we feel threatened and do not have the necessary ability to deal with it, it is natural to experience anxiety, worry, anxiety and fear. There are several reasons for this stress, including the speed with which the disease spreads from epidemic to pandemic; Unawareness and complete lack of knowledge of this virus in terms of its signs and symptoms; Methods of transmission, methods of prevention and primary care, duration of the disease, methods of treatment and its consequences, the existence of contradictory information, infodemias or statistics and unreliable information and its magnification through social networks, etc. have caused stress, Fear and worry about this disease becomes much more than the disease itself.3-5

Published Date: 2021-05-24; Received Date: 2020-12-14