Post-Covid issues lead to loneliness among teenagers: Dr. Anil Kumar Singh
By Faruque Ahamed
For many patients recovering from COVID-19 has led to a slew of mental health issues ranging from
sleeplessness to anxiety and panic attacks.
The covid-19 pandemic has affected almost all people of society, including teenagers. Mental depression, including drug abuse, is significantly observed amongst teenagers leading to severe health hazards. Alcohol addiction, marijuana, substance use can also make depressed teenagers more impulsive.
Loneliness caused by ‘lockdown-resulted in no social connections’ for months during the pandemic has been A major problem among young minds. Addiction seems to be a temporary solution for teenagers, but indeed, it is causing major mayhem in the healthcare aspect of our future.
A crucial aspect of this mental stigma has been brought to the forefront by Dr. Anil Kumar Singh, an alumnus of King George’s Medical College, Lucknow, now a hospitalist affiliated with the Medicine Institute at Geisinger Clinic and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
Dr. Singh has focused on living a purposeful and intentional life. From the Japanese philosophy of Ikigai, the Danish tradition of hygge and a lesser-known African concept of ubuntu; these lifestyle concepts can motivate the young generations to live a better lifestyle and avoid depression.
His advocacy in this matter has laid a valuable insight into the post-pandemic era. Hygge’s philosophy is more of finding happiness from simple things of life. Ikigai helps to find the right balance in life.
Ubuntu stresses on togetherness. In the covid era community, various online platforms and social media has emphasized life a new meaning.
As a hospitalist, Dr. Singh has advocated various methods to avoid mental stigma in the pandemic. Proper treatment, analyzing the disease, and supportive care have been major aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr. Singh has taken the Worldwide web to aware the various healthcare issues. Dr. Singh has given a deep insight on various health problems in the coronavirus epidemic affecting the heart, lungs and other organs.
He has observed that blood clots have occurred within the blood vessels with patients suffering from Covid-19 infection. The outcomes can result in deep vein thrombosis, stroke, pulmonary embolism. He states that these patients need continuous observation and attention and only anti-coagulant therapy won’t’s suffice the problem. Covid-19 has affected multiple organs and its side effect is causing a menace.
Dr. Singh is concerned and has advised for vaccination for Covid-19 which is mandatory and crucial both for younger and older people. Dr. Singh raised awareness about loneliness in the pandemic that has a higher rate of cardiovascular disease. The awareness of the virus and its disease pathophysiology can definitely ease out the mode of treatment, rather than embracing the stigmatizing behaviour warns Dr. Singh. His expertise in treatment plans of the individuals who need help has improved the healthcare system of the United States.
Dr. Singh’s deep insight in these aspects has been well appreciated by physicians across the globe. He is deeply vested in mentoring medical education with his vast knowledge and pithy insights. As a hospitalist. His role in treating these patients in the post-Covid era is really challenging and Dr. Singh has been doing this with his profound knowledge and extreme patience. His motivation towards the young generation gives an extra dimension to modern healthcare facilities.