Bilal Ghandour, assistant professor of psychology, specializes in anxiety disorders and self-harm behavior.
A recent article by The Burlington Times-News looking at the psychological impact of social distancing restrictions brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic features the insights of Bilal Ghandour, assistant professor of psychology.
Ghandour, who specializes in anxiety disorders and self-harm behavior, explains that anxiety from being restricted to your own home is a very real thing. While psychologists don’t use the more colloquial “cabin fever,” people definitely get a sense of suffocation.
“Those who don’t have flexibility have a hard time being creative in their own space,” Ghandour told reporter Isaac Groves.
That loss of freedom could lead people to become anxious, depressed, withdrawn, angry and even violent, he explained.
Read the entire article here.