Psychiatrists’ warnings about the long-term mental-health fallout from COVID-1984 lockdowns have been falling upon politically-deaf ears for months. The latest to raise concerns is Dr Adrian James, the president of Britain’s Royal College of Psychiatrists. James warned that the country will be paying a “profound” price for the lockdowns, long after they have ended.
The Daily Mail reports.
Dr Adrian James, the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, has said even when the virus is under control, there will be ‘profound’ long-term consequences.
He told the Guardian: ‘It is probably the biggest hit to mental health since the Second World War.
‘It doesn’t stop when the virus is under control and there are few people in hospital. You’ve got to fund the long-term consequences.’
The deaths of loved ones from coronavirus, along with mass unemployment and the social effects of draconian lockdown are well documented.
READ: Coronavirus pandemic is the ‘biggest hit to mental health since World War 2’ and the impact will last for years, top psychiatrist claims
Of course, he isn’t the first one to report this. A mental health organization in Australia said in the long term, the lockdowns will result in more deaths from suicides than COVID-19. READ: Report: Suicide rise from lockdowns to kill more than coronavirus in Australia
The lockdowns are even causing mental health problems for people who previously never had them. READ: UK lockdown causing ‘serious mental illness in first-time patients’
Even the kids are paying a price for the lockdowns. READ: The impact of coronavirus lockdowns on kids’ mental health
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READ: Psychiatrists warn of negative effects of lockdown on mental health