COVID-19 Pandemic and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Cover Image

COVID-19 Pandemisi ve Obsesif Kompulsif Bozukluk
COVID-19 Pandemic and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author(s): Zihniye Okray
Subject(s): Psychology, Clinical psychology, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Cukurova Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Psikiyatri Anabilim Dalı
Keywords: obsessive compulsive disorder; COVID-19; pandemic; aggravation;

Summary/Abstract: After the Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) was declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization, cleanliness, mask and social distance rules have also become warnings constantly reminded by both the centers for disease prevention and protection and the media. Common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder include cleaning/washing compulsions and germ transmission obsessions became confusing with the COVID-19 prevention behaviors. Such measures have made COVID-19 transmission obsessions especially exacerbated by the symptoms of patients with obsessive compulsive disorder, as well as other disease transmission obsessions. While many studies have insisted symptoms of depression, anxiety disorders, Obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms have flared up and the frequency of new obsessive compulsive disorder diagnosis by clinicians has increased. COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected many children-adolescents, patients diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder and ongoing treatment, as well as many people at risk of developing obsessive compulsive disorder. As a result of this study, the media highlighted the need to be careful about the explanations made by the centers for disease prevention and to be more careful in the diagnosis and psychotherapy processes of clinicians who have to deal with obsessive compulsive disorder.

  • Issue Year: 13/2021
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 588-604
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Turkish