An “unexpected” effect of corona … exacerbation of obsessive-compulsive disorder

children They became very afraid of viruses, lest they infiltrate them and make them sick.

The source quoted the child, Cliff, in California, as saying that he encircles the plate of food with his hands to avoid germs, when he is sitting at the table with his family.

But if a relative tries to push the child to behave normally around the table, he expresses his extreme anger, and this may apply to many children who are experiencing the epidemic at an early age.

Health data show in United State Indicated that obsessive-compulsive disorder affects one in every two thousand children and adolescents, and this percentage is similar to the incidence of diabetes at this age.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder greatly disturbs the affected person, and makes him hostage to unjustified fears and actions.

A person with obsessive-compulsive disorder may wash his hands an exaggerated number of times, until cracks appear or the skin is affected.

In the same vein, he may be keen to organize some things according to a certain formula, without there being any justification for that, or he may sleep and sit in a body because of obsessions that control his psyche.

And since the children had to study remotely and stay at home all day, this means that symptoms Obsessive-compulsive disorder It becomes more intense, because the child does not go out to play, interact with colleagues and friends, or do normal things that unexplained obsessions forget.

Johns Hopkins University mental health researcher Joseph McGuire said that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder seem to fear the issue of transmission in general.

However, the fears expressed by people with OCD about infection are not commensurate with the existing risk, meaning that the person may take unjustified preventive measures, such as washing hands every minute, knowing that he has probably not touched anything new or contaminated.

The researcher fears that the Corona prevention measures will be a factor for relapse among children who had begun receiving psychological treatment, and then came the epidemic crisis.

Susan Song, director of the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health at George Washington University, said that children with obsessive-compulsive disorder expressed their relief during the first month of the outbreak of the epidemic, and the reason is that everyone has become almost the same, meaning that "Obsession" By sterilization and hand washing, it became inclusive of all, but things changed later.

She added that as soon as a few months had passed since the start of the epidemic, anxiety increased among children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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According to the American newspaper “Washington Post”, some children They became very afraid of viruses, lest they infiltrate them and make them sick.

The source quoted the child, Cliff, in California, as saying that he encircles the plate of food with his hands to avoid germs, when he is sitting at the table with his family.

But if a relative tries to push the child to behave normally around the table, he expresses his extreme anger, and this may apply to many children who are experiencing the epidemic at an early age.

Health data show in United State Indicated that obsessive-compulsive disorder affects one in every two thousand children and adolescents, and this percentage is similar to the incidence of diabetes at this age.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder greatly disturbs the affected person, and makes him hostage to unjustified fears and actions.

A person with obsessive-compulsive disorder may wash his hands an exaggerated number of times, until cracks appear or the skin is affected.

In the same vein, he may be keen to organize some things according to a certain formula, without there being any justification for that, or he may sleep and sit in a body because of obsessions that control his psyche.

And since the children had to study remotely and stay at home all day, this means that symptoms Obsessive-compulsive disorder It becomes more intense, because the child does not go out to play, interact with colleagues and friends, or do normal things that unexplained obsessions forget.

Johns Hopkins University mental health researcher Joseph McGuire said that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder seem to fear the issue of transmission in general.

However, the fears expressed by people with OCD about infection are not commensurate with the existing risk, meaning that the person may take unjustified preventive measures, such as washing hands every minute, knowing that he has probably not touched anything new or contaminated.

The researcher fears that the Corona prevention measures will be a factor for relapse among children who had begun receiving psychological treatment, and then came the epidemic crisis.

Susan Song, director of the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health at George Washington University, said that children with obsessive-compulsive disorder expressed their relief during the first month of the outbreak of the epidemic, and the reason is that almost everyone has become like them, meaning that the “obsession” with sterilization and hand washing has become all-encompassing. But then things changed.

She added that as soon as a few months had passed since the start of the epidemic, anxiety increased among children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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