Lockdown takes a toll on persons with pre-existing mental illnesses

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Minimized access to medication and extreme modifications to routine might lead to regressions for those who have mental diseases, state professionals.

A 32 year-old lady diagnosed with schizophrenia says that the lockdown has actually placed her in a setting where she has no choice but to interact with extended family who are unaware of her mental illness.

A comprehensive document by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, entitled ‘Mental Health in the times of COVID-19 Pandemic- Guidance for General Medical and Specialised Mental Health Care Settings’ focuses on various aspects of psychological health consisting of those who have currently been detected with mental health problems.

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