How to survive a bad flu season

A bad flu flu season can cause you to be very lonely and even suicidal, a new study has found.

It is the first to look at whether a bad cold or flu season has an impact on people’s mental health, and how it might affect the way people cope with illness.

The research, by researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Newcastle University, shows that the number of people suffering with depression and anxiety is on the rise as flu season approaches, and that many people are more susceptible to stress.

They found that people who were ill during the cold snap were more likely to report feelings of isolation and isolation-related distress, as well as feeling that they were struggling to cope.

Dr Robert Dantel, of the University’s Department of Psychiatry, said: “When you are in a state of physical and emotional stress and when you feel isolated, you are more likely than others to develop depression and other mood disorders.”

It is therefore important that we recognise that when people are ill, stress and isolation are linked.

“We know that this is something that we can change, but we have to do it in a way that is not isolating.”

Dr Dantels team of researchers, including former university researchers and medical students, used data collected by a new survey called the Social Distress Index (SDI), which asks people to report their feelings of social isolation, anxiety, and depression.

They then analysed the responses to the SDI, looking for correlations between those reports and how people fared in the study.

They concluded that people experiencing stress and depression were more at risk of suffering from depression and depression-related mental health problems.

“The SDI can tell us something about people’s moods,” said Dr Dantles lead author, Professor Andrew Dantell, from Newcastle University.

“This suggests that the way that people respond to stress is a key part of their psychological wellbeing, and also helps to protect them from developing a range of mental health disorders.

In particular, it is important that people take steps to minimise the impact of stress and anxiety, he said.”

So the SDIs data can be used to inform the development of treatments, including cognitive behavioural therapy, for people who are struggling with depression or anxiety.

“There is now a need to understand how to help people recover from a bad influenza season and cope with it.”

However, as flu seasons are predicted to be shorter in the coming years, we are keen to get the data from people as soon as possible so that we may be able to develop better treatments for those who are most vulnerable to depression and stress.

“What is a flu season?

A flu season is the time between October and November when many countries see large numbers of flu cases.

It lasts for up to three weeks, from December until March, but can last longer than a year.

It has been a bad year for the UK.

More than a million people have been diagnosed with influenza and more than 5,000 people have died, with many of those fatalities linked to influenza.

The flu has been blamed for more than half of all hospitalisations in the UK since 2009.

The UK has the highest rate of influenza-related hospitalisations per capita in Europe, with a peak of 6.2 in February, followed by the Netherlands, the UK, Germany and Sweden.

There are currently more than 1.3 million people in hospital, with almost 5,600 people dying from influenza.

What is influenza?

Influenza is an infection caused by the influenza virus that causes flu-like symptoms in people.

People who have symptoms of influenza are more at higher risk of developing complications including:Cough: a cough that lasts several days, usually accompanied by flu-induced sore throat and cough