Last year has taken its toll on many of us. Whether you've experienced some signs of anxiety or know someone who has, it is important to spot the symptoms of post-pandemic stress disorder.
Let's face it, life has changed for many of us, and it might sometimes be difficult to adjust to it. No one knew we were going to be dealing with such a threat. Apart from the losses we have had, the pandemic has caused mass trauma.
Symptoms of PPSD
The symptoms can vary from person to person, but these include, low motivation, feeling poleless, problems with sleep, changes in appetite, anxiety and withdrawing socially.
If you had already dealt with anxiety or depression, your symptoms might have worsened and if you hadn't and now you are experiencing these feelings you might be suffering from PPSD.
It is important to consult a professional if you notice any change in your behaviour because you'll develop strategies to work through any issues and to get back on track.