The situation created by the coronavirus epidemic is new for all of us. Our way of life has been turned upside down, and our everyday routines have changed completely. Our living spaces have become smaller, and we are spending a lot more time indoors, either with our close family or alone. We are also having to give up a lot of things that help reduce stress and contribute to our mental wellbeing. We are concerned for the health of ourselves and our loved ones, and the future is shrouded in uncertainty.
This whole situation can be very hard to process and deal with. We need a greater level of emotional support. In Hungary, the attitude of "I'm not going to a psychologist or a psychiatrist because I'm not crazy" still persists. But that is not what psychological support and help is about! A psychologist or psychiatrist is a specialist who can help provide you with tools that help you to organize the thoughts or fears in your head, to help you process them and let them go.
They offer professional support that can help you cope more easily with difficult situations or predicaments. People who have received treatment at RMC have often said "Why didn't I come earlier? It really helped a lot!" With regards to the current coronavirus epidemic, we advise you not to neglect your emotional state, your psychological wellbeing. It has never been so difficult to deal with everyday events. Experts have compared the current situation to a war. We must look after ourselves, and not be afraid to ask for professional assistance in this difficult time.
We should also pay particular attention to children. Children either don't express or find it hard to express their feelings. They do not know how to deal with the situation, and often have strong feelings lying under the surface. Furthermore, when we are preoccupied with our own difficulties in the current crisis, it can also be harder to notice issues that lie deep within them.
Our psychologists, child psychologists and psychiatrists are available for consultations online. In many cases, just one or two occasions are enough. It is not always necessary to begin a long series of therapy sessions.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist:
When do we definitely recommend booking a consultation?
- If you are experiencing a general sense of worry, fear and anxiety
- Changes in eating and sleeping patterns
- A general feeling of disinterest, regularly experiencing bad moods and depression
- Reduced ability to concentrate
- You feel like you need some psychological support
- Your child isn't speaking, has become closed, there are changes in their behavior, they have difficulty sleepin