Perspective
Volume 3 Issue 12 - 2020
Covid-19: How to Think to Cope Up Impact of Corona Pandemic?
Madhav Raje*
Department of Psychiatry, Mahakali Clinic, India
*Corresponding Author: Madhav Raje, Department of Psychiatry, Mahakali Clinic, India.
Received: November 02, 2020; Published: November 30, 2020




Abstract

Covid 19 has impacted psych of everybody all across the world. This unprecedented event has started affecting not only psychologically impaired individuals, normal citizens but medical fraternity as well. Various types of reactions or behavior are displayed daily on social media. Onlookers cannot really comprehend behavior of people and does not understand how to react or escape from mental trauma that takes place automatically reflecting upon their behavior. E.g. sometimes people assault medical and Para medical staff, at some place citizens assault or misbehave with police force, scenes of damaging public and govt. properties are displayed, at some places patients are flying out of hospital wards, occasional news of suicide, male patients are showing vulgarity with female nurses, passing stool at verandahs, etc. Medical doctors or nurses are showing signs of professional brunt, signs of acute anxiety/depression, psychological breakdown at some places disturb common human psych.

This picture of total disarray, mental chaos is evident everywhere across the globe. No one clearly knows how to cope up. Most of us don’t have educational input or training or guidance on how to think in such circumstances. Literature available to guide people in this crisis is mostly behavioral and has limited role to impact.

Only education or training to think appropriately can save us from pandemic of mental illness! Unless psychological basis or thoughts behind any behavior are not unlearned change in behavior or potential pandemic of mental illness cannot be avoided. Sincere attempt is done in this article to sensitize concerned people. Egalitarian goal, automatic stereotype activation, and appropriate Defense mechanism based suggestions; training tactics are offered to understand and follow practically to safeguard one’s mental health.

Keywords: Defense Mechanism; Self Talk; Automatic Stereotype Activation (ASA); Egalitarian Goal

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