The opinions of psychology professionals vary about how long a person can endure confinement without depression or other mental problems. Of course, it is dependent on the individual; however, according to the relevant articles, books and blogs, two months is definitely a borderline period.
There are several initiatives to process quarantine stress together. Hundreds of TV shows, social media posts, online blogs and articles are trying to let the steam out of all of us, emphasising that #togetherwecan and no one is alone in this hard situation.
Still, one thing is sure – we are now going through a general trauma.
Coronavirus pandemic and its unavoidable effect of quarantine isolation can be best defined as an abusive relationship, working along specific patterns:
The whole world is aware of the severity of the pandemic; therefore, we have no other option than minimising personal contacts and obey safety measures.
Still, it is also an unfortunate fact that many people have become victims of the coronavirus shock, not only economically, but psychologically as well.
Coronavirus isolation and quarantine solitude can generate panic attack symptoms or even hallucination.
Panic has become a dominant part of public sentiment in Hungary as well. The majority of people experiencing similar symptoms, automatically have a fear of death, knowing that is must be defeated alone in quarantine order to protect the beloved ones. There are no words to explain how to difficult it is to everyone.
Besides living in constant fear, a further difficulty is the global economic shock caused by the pandemic.
The most affected sector of the economic crisis is the service sector. According to the Hungarian news portal Portfolio, 281,000 people have become unemployed in Hungary due to the pandemic.
As the Hungarian news portal szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu reports –
social media sites are full of aggressive comments where people attack each other. The world of commentators is not a baby boy anyway, but now uncontrollable tempers break loose.
Some people politicize, make conspiracy theories; others put the blame on the elderly people, while older generations think that young people are irresponsible and do not take the pandemic seriously. Nowadays, two opposing social media communities can be observed – the so-called “COVID believers” are those who take coronavirus seriously. In contrast, the so-called “Covidiots” represent those people who are sceptical about the pandemic. And unfortunately, it also happens that they literally wish each other’s death.
According to a mini-mart owner in the elite region of the Hungarian capital: “There is a nationwide quarantine madness in Budapest, people have endured up to this point”. As he says, they even start to fight soberly.
Even though quarantine madness is becoming experienceable in some parts of Budapest, we can only make progress by humanity and togetherness. So keep going on that way!
Source: szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu; portfolio.hu