Psychiatrist for the events of the last days: Quarantine affected, singles most at risk of extreme acts
On election day, a young man drove into the middle of Skanderbeg Square, endangering the lives of citizens. A few days ago, a young man entered the mosque with a knife and wounded 5 Muslim believers in the mosque on Kavaja Street. Three days ago, a person threatened to jump off the scaffolding of the National Museum if they could not find work. Whereas yesterday, when the believers were praying on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, a man tried to burn himself with gasoline.
Why are these considered extreme cases happening and becoming more frequent? Psychiatrist Arjana Rreli lists several reasons, among which she singles out the consequences of the pandemic with quarantine and the impact on mental health, technology, age, civil and economic status.
In the interview for Top Channel she said:
"Today it is seen that much more help is being sought. I would direct my attention right here, to treat mental health problems the same as other problems. Quarantine, although in our country it was done in a somewhat milder form, has influenced this attempt to isolate ourselves. Attached affects technology, which is a very big enemy. The age factor is very important.
The civil status factor, studies show that singles are at high risk. The economic factor influences a suicide. There are many problems in mental health that can lead to suicide. "One of the most talked about is depression, but not necessarily just depression."