Weekly Press Release of Istanbul Gelisim University (March 23-27, 2020)
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Corona increased obsession level: Patient numbers may increase! Drawing attention to the fact that the coronavirus affecting the world has a disturbing effect on mental health, Sp. Dr. Psychiatrist Emre Tan said: “This epidemic has increased obsessions such as bringing hands to face, washing hands, cleaning clothes. We can say that it increases the chance of getting sick in some people who did not have psychiatric illness before.” The coronavirus, which has emerged in Wuhan, China, and has rapidly become a global epidemic by spreading around the world, also adversely affects mental health. Sp. Dr. Psychiatrist Emre Tan from Istanbul Gelisim University, who pointed out that the rightful information given to increase public awareness turns into an obsession when people want to survive, said: “Unfortunately, this epidemic we have experienced recently has increased these obsessions. Wherever you look, there are many directives such as ‘wash your hand like this, protect your clothes when you go out, do not put your hand on your face’. All of these reveals obsessions and concerns in people such as ‘I wonder if I’m doing it right? Am i doing wrong? Do I get sick? Do I get infected when I get sick? Do I harm my family?” You can visit www.gelisim.edu.tr to see the detailed news.
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