During this pandemic, isolation is causing distress to many. Some of the worries observed include:

  • about the self and loved ones
  • possible illness
  • academics
  • an uncertain future
  • Physical isolation and distancing
  • closure of academic spaces, entertainment and sports activities
  • loneliness

Some behavioral manifestations are:

  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Anxiety and acute loneliness
  • Inattention and sleep disturbances
  • eating disorders, including compulsive eating
  • Increased social media use
  • low motivation.
  • Experiments with high-risk behaviors, such as drug and alcohol consumption, gambling, sexting, watching pornography etc
  • Behavioral and emotional disorders due to extended screen time



  • Awareness gained from authentic sources

The more we are aware of how to take care of ourselves, the less susceptible we will be to any stress etc.

Adopting self-regulatory behaviors

  • Follow a systematic routine of eating, sleeping and exercising
  • Stay connected with friends and family.
  • confide to trusted people about any mood swings, sleep pattern changes etc
  • Be creative and spend time on productive tasks
  • Focus coping strategies
  • If at home, get involved in household work and connect with your parents/family members
  • Limit screen time. Select offline and no screen activities


Psychological Counselling Services at UOH:

In case of any need felt for psychological support, student may contact by email/ text/Whatsapp/call the following professional Psychological Counsellors

  • Hymavathi – 9515667087/040 2313 1002 (Female counsellor); Suite – 3

email: psychologicalcounselor@uohyd.ac.in

  • Subhash – 8008477643/ 040 2313 1003 (Male counsellor); Suite -4