The results of a study carried out by The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), show that more than 20% of the 100,000 workers surveyed have depression and/or post-traumatic stress disorders, thanks to the battle against the coronavirus.
The analysis made in China, Europe, North America and countries in the Middle East, determined that during the time of pandemic 21% of doctors, nurses and more employees in the health sector presented high vulnerability to symptoms of depression while 22% manifested anxiety. Also according to the records of Catherine Seymour, head of research carried out by the London School of Mental Health, during this and previous pandemics, health workers have high levels of post-traumatic stress, sleep disturbance, depression and anxiety.
In addition to this, an announcement was made by University College London about being on the verge of a mental crisis, in response to the alarming conclusions of the situation, dissatisfaction has been expressed due to the lack of resources for doctors to carry out their work correctly. such as supplies and protective equipment. For doctors and nurses, more than a thank you, they could be offered formal support for recovery after the coronavirus.