A Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Akin Gabriel, on Monday said that the lockdown imposed in certain states to contain COVID-19 might lead to increased domestic violence, substance abuse and distorted perceptions in people.
He further said that these perceptions would in turn affect people’s beliefs, thinking and feelings.
“People are now beginning to look at so many things, especially the government and religious institutions.
“They are now having negative perceptions and beginning to see them as not having their interest at heart,” he said.
The psychologist said the negative feelings would eventually lead to fear, worry, anxiety and anger.
He said: “Negative feelings bring negative behaviours.
Gabriel urged all those experiencing the lockdown to ensure they have access to communicate with people, adopt a daily routine and exercise regularly to help boost their mental health. (NAN)No tags for this post.