Now he says that “all my interactions are virtual, so I do not worry about shaking hands, personal discomfort.”
“When I sleep at night, I know what I’m doing the next day. I’m not worried about it,” said Mr Bernoff. He loves the predictability of life, just like when he eats, eats, և where it comes from. “I hate to sound paranoid about it, but I like being in the same place in my fridge.”
Mr. Bernoff hastened to say that he could not wait for the end of the epidemic. “And go to dinner with my wife.”
“I do not want this to continue forever,” he added, “but this year, at this time, it was a small island of stability.”
Mr. Bernoff was lucky to have a retrospective job. Studies show that anxiety and depression caused by the epidemic can disproportionately affect those with more shocking economic prospects. A large-scale study of 36,000 UK subjects, published in The Lancet in December 2020, found that for some people, mental health challenges increased at the beginning of the block and then weakened when the block was eased, in some groups. together more sensitive than others.
“Being a woman or a young person, having a low level of education, low income or pre-existing mental health conditions, living alone or with children were all signs of higher levels of anxiety and depressive symptoms at the beginning of the blockade,” the study found. “Researchers have found that it began to weaken as people adjusted, and blockages became easier.
On the contrary, people suffering from anxiety during the epidemic are more likely to be in higher income brackets, says Maikovich-Fong, a Denver therapist. They are more likely to have a job they can do remotely, allowing them to stay in the job but with less stress than they used to.