“Despite the emergency and the economic difficulties, holidays are a necessary time for a psychophysical recovery, especially in this difficult period characterized by the Covid emergency. The holiday is a way for the mind to regenerate and rebuild itself. It is a fundamental medicine, whether it is a holiday with great economic resources or a low-cost holiday, with the family, simply by taking space for rest and recreation “. To tell Adnkronos Salute is Massimo Di Giannantonio, elected president of the Italian Society of Psychiatry (Sip) and full professor of psychiatry at the University of Chieti-Pescara.
Even if the economic resources do not allow it this year, therefore, it is better not to give up on holidays, but to use them “for relaxation and for activities that cannot be done in everyday life such as walking, reading a book, exercising”, he recommends. specialist. A ‘break’ that is particularly necessary in this pandemic phase that continues.
“All those who are aware of the pandemic – underlines Di Giannantonio – know that the virus is not defeated and therefore we must necessarily keep our guard up and think that this battle is not over. But this year we have the benefits of the vaccine, the immunization is increasing more and more, so there are positive data. This is why it is important to think about recovery and self-care. And holidays are part of this rebirth “.