The Biggest Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic Will Be Loneliness

Üsküdar University was the only university representing Turkey in Neuroscience G20 Summit in Turkey this year as in previous years.

At the congress held online due to coronavirus measures, the Covid-2020 pandemic that marked 19 and its effects were discussed. Üsküdar University Founding Rector Psychiatrist Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan said that the biggest effect of the pandemic that affects the whole world will be loneliness. Tarhan warned that "there will be an explosion of loneliness after the pandemic" and said that measures should be taken. Psychiatrist Prof. Dr. Nesrin Dilbaz, talking about the COH-FIT research conducted around the world; Prof. Dr. The Gökben Quick Sayar the results of the research carried out in Turkey Koronafob shared with the world.

Covid-7 pandemic and its effects on psychiatric and neurological diseases were discussed at the 20th Neuroscience G19 Summit, which was held to provide rapid clinical solutions for patients with neurological disorders in brain and spine interventions.

Babak Kateb, Founder and Chairman of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) - Brain Mapping and Therapy Association, made the opening speech of the 7th Neuroscience G20 Summit held online this year as part of pandemic measures.

The effects of Covid-19 were discussed

Üsküdar University, representing 7 Neuroscience G20 Summit to Turkey participated as a single university. Üsküdar University Founding Rector, Psychiatrist Prof. Dr. In his speech titled "Covid-19 Pandemic Loneliness and Crisis Management", Nevzat Tarhan said that the biggest impact of the pandemic will be isolation.

Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan: "There will be an explosion of loneliness after the pandemic"

Stating that the biggest effect of the pandemic that affects the whole world is loneliness, Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan underlined that loneliness will explode after the pandemic.

Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan: "Measures should be taken for the postpandemic period"

Prof. Dr. Stating that a psychiatric disease pandemic is expected in the postpandemic period, Nevzat Tarhan said, “There were some precursors such as the increase in the number of outpatient and inpatient treatment cases. The second rule of a crisis is that it does not automatically produce its own recipes for solutions. Crisis management is required for this. The same is necessary for the postpandemic period, ”he said.

Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan: "Loneliness is the problem of the whole world"

Stating that despite the increase in prosperity and social and economic mobility in the world, many societies experience loneliness. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan, “Big houses, small families; higher intelligence less relationship; Despite hundreds of friends on social media, it is today's reality that you cannot have a true friend. Despite the social and economic dynamism, most of the society is lonely ”.

Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan: "40 percent of the youth feel lonely"

Stating that loneliness is an issue brought to the fore in scientific research in the world, Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan pointed out the effects of loneliness on people with the developing technology and reminded that the “Ministry of Loneliness” was established in the country in 2018, after 8,5 million people lived alone in England.

Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan: "Contrary to expectations, young people are more alone"

Referring to the study conducted jointly by Manchester University and BBC in England, over 55 thousand people participated, Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan said, “In the results of this study, the loneliness rate between the ages of 16-24 was determined as 40 percent. This rate is 27% in older ages. It turned out to be the opposite of what was expected. Often expected loneliness increases with age. All routines are broken. Youth and adolescence is a period of socialization. It is a period when they should feel both connected to the family and free. During this period, the young person feels lonely. This situation poses a risk to the future of humanity. These people will feel even more lonely after 40-50 years. Suicide rates are higher among these people, ”he said.

Prof. Dr. Nesrin Dilbaz, shared the results of research COHEN-FIT Turkey

Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Mental Health and Diseases Department, NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital AMATEM Coordinator and Psychiatrist Prof. Dr. Nesrin Dilbaz "Turkey in Covidien-19 Process Fear and Anxiety: Koronafob Scale" presentation titled to measure the effects of global Covidien-19 outbreak in order performed worldwide COHEN-FIT study and talked about the obtained data.

Üsküdar University, where he represented Turkey, the World Psychiatric Association, European Institute of Psychopharmacology, Psychiatric Association Europe by all the studies conducted in more than 40 countries around the world Referring to the results in Turkey, Prof. Dr. Nesrin Dilbaz said that 100 thousand people from all over the world and more than 2 thousand people from our country have participated in the ongoing work so far.

Prof. Dr. Nesrin Dilbaz: "Stress level increased"

Noting that the study also aimed to measure the psychosocial effects of this period, Dilbaz said, “Psychological effects were observed on stress, loneliness, anger and altruism (helping others, etc.). More systematically, more than one third of the participants reported an increase in stress levels related to the epidemic period and the last two weeks; 3% slice stated that there was a decrease. No significant difference was found between different age and gender groups in terms of stress reduction and increase.

Prof. Dr. Nesrin Dilbaz: "Loneliness has increased among adolescents"

Prof. Dr. Nesrin Dilbaz said, “On loneliness, about the epidemic period and the last two weeks, 3/1 of the participants stated that there was an increase and only a very few (<6%) of the participants stated that“ The results did not show a significant difference between the genders. The adolescent group, on the other hand, showed a disproportionate increase in isolation (38%) ”.

There is also an increase in anger

Prof. Dr. Nesrin Dilbaz shared the following information: “Regarding the epidemic period for anger and the last two weeks ago, 29% of the participants stated that there was an increase and only a few (<9%) of them decreased. The vast majority of respondents (63%) reported little or no change. The results between the sexes did not differ significantly, but the adolescent group showed a disproportionate increase in anger (34%).

Helpful behavior increased

In terms of benevolent behavior, about 19% of the participants showed improvement, while 50% stated that there was no change in their behavior. There was no noticeable difference in outcomes for gender and age groups. "

Prof. Dr. Gökben Quick Sayar, Koronafob presented his research in Turkey

Üsküdar University Institute of Social Sciences Director and NP Feneryolu Medical Center Psychiatry Specialist Prof. Dr. The Gökben Quick Sayar 'Covidien-19 Related Posttraumatic Growth and Anxiety Resources' as well as a presentation titled in the whole world Covidien-19, carried out in Turkey, stating that leads to widespread social change as well as health problems in Turkey in April 2020 they He made evaluations regarding the results of the Coronaphobia Research.

Prof. Dr. Gökben Hız Sayar: "The uncertainty of the process creates anxiety the most"

Prof. Dr. Gökben Hız Sayar said: “In this study, we aimed to determine the concerns and psychological maturation levels of the society regarding the current process and the future. Data collection was carried out between 17-25 April 2020 using an online questionnaire. thousand from research in 81 provinces across Turkey from 18-79 years of age, including 822 men and 4 women attended 496 thousand 6 thousand 318 people. In the study, participants were asked about their concerns about the epidemic process. The most frequently reported concerns are listed as follows: Uncertainty of the process: 49,6%; staying away from social relations: 45.6%; future family members in case of death: 35.3%; Anxiety about not getting enough health care: 31.3%; anxiety about economic problems: 30.8%; concerns about disruption of education 28.4%; mental status of family members 27,6%. "

Prof. Dr. Gökben Hız Sayar: "The worries experienced by men and women were different"

Prof. Dr. Gökben Hız Sayar stated that concerns such as experiencing economic problems, being unemployed, not being able to maintain chemical addictions such as smoking, substance, alcohol, not being able to maintain behavioral addictions such as gambling, and not performing their prayers as they wish are more frequently observed in men compared to women. Sayar said, "Not being able to leave the house, experiencing tension with family members as a result of being together at home, famine, being unable to control eating, gaining weight, staying away from social relationships, experiencing burnout due to increased housework are some of the more frequently observed concerns in women."

Prof. Dr. Gökben Quick Sayar: “Participants stated that they matured in this process”

Prof. Dr. Gökben Hız Sayar stated that, within the scope of the research, the participants were also asked about psychological maturation and the participants were asked how long they lived these propositions during the epidemic process, and stated that there were signs of maturation in the study that the participants reported that they lived at a medium or large scale and said: “ I got it 74%; During the epidemic, the priority of the things I care about in life changed 59%; I understood better that I could face difficulties during the epidemic process 56%; I learned to accept everything as it is during the epidemic process 56%; During the epidemic, my interest in spiritual issues increased 49%; With the epidemic process, I started to spend more effort on my relationships 48% "

Prof. Dr. Gökben Hız Sayar: "Humanity has to enter into a serious maturation process"

Stating that the frequency of all items related to psychological maturation is higher in women than in men, Prof. Dr. Gökben Hız Sayar said, “While there is a sense of danger to the results of the research, on the other hand, if we do not fall into despair and make the right choices, it is possible to get out of this process with gain. "Humanity has to enter into a serious psychological maturation process."

In recent years, Brain Initiative Project as a partner when selecting projects from Turkey Uskudar University; Üsküdar University Founding Rector Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan was appointed as a Board Member of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT), which operates in the field of brain research in the USA.

16 countries participated in scientific summit

The 19th Neuroscience G7 Summit, hosted by Japan last year and held online this year due to Covid-20 measures, lasted two days. 8 sessions at the actual summit weighted United States, including Turkey, Australia, India, Iran, Mexico, Pakistan, Japan, China, Canada, England, Israel, Greece, Germany, experts in the field from Argentina and France joined the speakers over 50. The final declaration of the symposium was announced at the end of the online G20 Summit.

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