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28 January 2021 by Dr Letizia De Mori

What should we expect now after the COVID-19 lockdown?

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic

it has suddenly blocked the regular course of our lives, changing them forever.

From the psychological point of view, after the forced isolation (for a good purpose!) The implications and consequences are
different, specifically:
- Children: in children it is showing (among the different small patients present in our Studio) an increase in attention drop, reduced memory, poor learning strategies, hyperactivity, sleep disturbances, sign and symptoms that could fall within the framework of depression, as they were suddenly blocked in their expression
everyday life, just as social and concrete relationships have been blocked, while a series of compensations have been activated (such as video calls with friends) which, however important and avant-garde, have increased their sense of isolation and
frustration, exposing them to a completely new reality for which they had to learn new strategies very quickly to be able to manage it.

– Adults: the reflective modalities of adults in the months of social isolation have been dominant, and the "obligation" of reflection has often led to the revision of priorities, ties, choices and decisions, to such an extent that we can no longer ignore the new ones requests and having to give you a new functional structure.
– Elderly: the fear of being hit first, and of having to end their lives in complete solitude, has led to the development of a completely new cognitive functioning that has led them to be more ready but at the same time more afraid of losing loved ones before the time.
– Reality at risk: during the lockdown situations already at social risk were exacerbated, physical, psychological, sexual and economic abuse increased in very high percentages, putting the people involved in conditions of despair and annulment.
– People in discomfort: during the months of lockdown, people who had previous situations of discomfort actually turned out to be "more ready" than the majority of the population not at risk (apparent), giving lessons in significant mental containment, as the isolation is in itself a mental factor, and people who experience it in everyday life have been more functional and adaptive.
Recent studies published in the most important international journals, underlined how in the months following the release of the lockdown the world population will be severely tested on an emotional and mental level to such an extent as to hypothesize a possible increase in the development of very significant mental disorders (for some authors even up to 80%).

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