As the Corono Virus is spreading India in a jet speed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has locked down India for 21 days from March 25th to April 14th. People have to stay indoor all the time. How will be there mental stress when there isolated 24/7.
Chitraloka requested Dr Swaminath G Consultant Psychiatrist, Former Prof and HOD, Dr. B R Ambedkar Medical College, Bengaluru to write an article.
Here is a small bio on Dr Swaminath
Dr Swaminath is an Diploma in Psychological Medicine (DPM), NIMHANS, 1984, M. D. (Psy), NIMHANS 1986. He has actively participated in Indian Psychiatric Society – state, zone and centre.
Dr Swaminath is also a Past Editor, Secretary and President of Indian Psychiatric Society, Karnataka Chapter , Past Editor and Past Assistant Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry (IJP), Past President , Indian Psychiatric Society, South Zone.
Dr Swaminath has been awarded with Eminent Psychiatrist Award 2017-18 and the Dr. L G P Achar Memorial Oration award 2012 2013 both given by Indian Psychiatric Society – Karnataka Chapter Cadabams Distinguished Psychiatrist Award 2013.
Dr Swaminath has Completed Yoga instructor course under SVYASA University - 2019 and he is a Visiting psychiatrist to Vivekananda Memorial Hospital (a Tribal Hospital) & conducts a free mental health camp on second Sunday under the aegis of SVYM , HD Kote for 24 years. He is also Past Chairman of Chittaprakasha Charitable Trust, which runs Chittadhama, a residential rehabilitation centre for homeless persons with mental illness at H D Kote. He is also a Chairman, Chittasanjeevini Charitable Trust, which provides free medicines to NGOs running free mental health camps in rural and tribal areas.
Dr Swaminath is also a Trustee of Balasakha Charitable Trust, assisting education in Government schools and an avid trekker, having trekked most of the Western Ghats and the Himalayas thrice and completed the Kailas Manasasarovar Yatra from Indian side.
What he suggest on People have to stay indoor all the time. Watch out for the article