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  • the pandemic has been described so often as an invisible enemy.

  • The problem is, it isn't completely invisible because we see its effects everywhere.

  • Every time you turn on the news, everything on your Twitter feed people with face masks socially distance.

  • Nothing about life is normal.

  • Nothing about life is normal.

  • The Corona virus pandemic has taken over the world, and it's not just the virus itself that poses a threat.

  • Our brains and our bodies don't really know what to do with this ongoing strain that really just out.

  • Does anything any of us have been exposed to?

  • So how is our brain processing the pandemic?

  • We are processing nous in fits and starts.

  • That would say in part, we're processing things very well and we're adapting, and people are coming up with all sorts of creative solutions to the many challenges of daily life.

  • And in part we're just running really scared.

  • We're looking over a cliff that cannot see the bottom off and the uncertainty surrounding job losses Theo economy, isolation and fear of getting the virus a lead to stress.

  • When it's a stress that's ongoing, you're constantly aroused.

  • Your autonomic nervous system is going with the fighter flight syndrome.

  • But there's no flight.

  • You end up with your blood pressure higher than normal.

  • It's much more difficult to process cognitively even on.

  • Do you find yourself distracted and worried and preoccupied?

  • So all of these reactions are existing simultaneously in your body and in your mind, and you don't know and are trying to figure out how to sort this all out.

  • And then there's the social isolation we've never had a place like we have today, and I think he lives.

  • Probably experienced something like this.

  • Prolong social isolation is definitely detrimental.

  • We need people.

  • We need human contact.

  • And in a world where we don't have that, there is a risk for a number of disorders to become exacerbated.

  • Mood disorders, anxiety, depression and worry are all a function of prolong social isolation.

  • We could look on their pandemics and other epidemics, and we can make predictions on how we're gonna do the pandemic of 1918.

  • I mean, eventually, people started hugging again and holding railings and shaking hands.

the pandemic has been described so often as an invisible enemy.

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How our brains are processing the pandemic - BBC News

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/02
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