[Intern reporter Kim Yeji on Daily Economy Star Today]
Psychiatrist Kim Ji-yong explained about mental health in the Corona era.
In the tvN entertainment program ‘Yoo Quiz on the Block’, which aired on the 25th, a psychiatrist appeared as a Yooquizer and revealed that more people fell into depression after COVID-19.
On this day, Yoo Jae-seok asked, “There are many people who feel psychologically anxious these days, and depression is getting worse. Isn’t that right?”
Specialist Kim Ji-yong answered, “Compared to the first half of 2019, in the first half of 2020, the number of patients in most medical departments has decreased significantly. Because you can’t go outside the house. But, the only psychiatrist has increased a lot. Even in a difficult situation, I had to go to the hospital inevitably.”
Yoo Jae-seok asked, “What are the symptoms of depression?” Specialist Kim Ji-yong said, “The mental illness is something anyone can experience. It can be said that even people who haven’t experienced a certain degree of depression and anxiety can feel it. As I go outside, I will lose my exercise and get no sunlight. I also have more meals. It will be rough.” He added, “In such a situation, an imbalance of hormones is found in the human brain. Inevitably.”
Yoo Jae-seok sympathized and asked again, “What is the difference between depression and coronavirus?” Specialist Kim Ji-yong said, “We often compare it to the weather. Let’s see cloudy and rainy weather as a feeling of depression. As rainy days are common, anyone can experience depression. Depression differs in depth and length. Rainy days are two weeks long. When it happens, the way you look at the world will change. Right now.”
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