Deconfinement: assessment and advice

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The curfew has ended! This is the 4th stage of the deconfinement plan in France. Trips, parties, shows, … Summer looks pretty cool, compared to last year!

But beware, regaining freedom after confinement and the resulting weariness can also lead to excess, hence the importance of remaining cautious. How to take advantage of deconfinement without putting your life and that of others in danger? Lighting.

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COVID-19: what impact on the mental health of young French people?

Reduced social interactions, reduced physical activities, increased stress, boredom, frustration, very limited scope of freedom… These causes are potentially harmful for the brain.

Since the start of the COVID-19 health crisis, a good number of researchers have tried to measure the extent to which confinement could impact our mental health.

According to a study by the National Observatory of Student Life, nearly 1/3 of students showed signs of psychological distress following the first confinement in April 2020.

In December 2020, researchers* from EHESP, the Institut Pasteur and Public Health France conducted the COVER study, which focused on assessing the impact of the health crisis relating to the Covid-19 epidemic. 19 with students from Rennes.

The authors of this research invited students from the École des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, the Rennes School of Business and Sciences Po Rennes to answer an online self-questionnaire.

Of the students surveyed, 784 responded to the questionnaire. 60.3% of them showed signs of psychological distress.

1 in 5 students suffered from depressive disorders and 37.7% of the students surveyed had anxiety disorders.

More than one in two students suffered from a feeling of loneliness and almost one in four students had little social support.

Finally, women were more exposed to the risks of psychological distress and anxiety disorders than men.

Our advice for coping well with deconfinement

Even if the measures have relaxed, we must not forget that the pandemic is not over yet. To avoid taking risks, the measures to be taken are:

  • keep a physical distance of at least 2 meters from other people;
  • wash your hands often. Use soap and water, or a hydroalcoholic solution;
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth;
  • stay at home if you don’t feel well.

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