Psychological Coping During Disease Outbreak
In the face of the recent emergence of pneumonia associated with the novel coronavirus, many feel worried. It is understandable for people to experience the fear and anxiety in face of uncertainty; they can help us cope with the situation in short term.
Yet, if the fear and anxiety turn to a long-term condition or become very intense, they would not help people, but rather lower one’s ability to adapt and cope with the crisis. Meanwhile, we may also experience other common post-critical incident reactions such as low mood, insomnia, anger etc. It is therefore important for us to adjust emotionally in a way that is healthy to both mind and body. This sheet offers some tips to help during these times.
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