Virus Heightens Fear Of The Unknown, Says Psychiatrist
Gulf Today|September 21, 2020
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Virus Heightens Fear Of The Unknown, Says Psychiatrist
It is important to encourage open discussions where family members are comfortable sharing their feelings and concerns

In line with its psychological support programme, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is urging the community to embrace a healthy lifestyle amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by following a balanced diet, drinking sufficient water, exercising, and sleeping adequately to maintain overall health, including mental wellbeing.

Dr. Anne Elzein Omara, Consultant Psychiatrist, Al Ain Hospital, said: “It is imperative that we understand the virus and are aware of its movement and symptoms. Knowing what we are facing helps keep us calm and encourages us to think rationally instead of being easily swayed by rumours and fake news. We have to continuously remind ourselves that this situation is temporary, and we will come out of it.”

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September 21, 2020