seconds whenever we touch surfaces in places where we share, to reduce the spread of the new CORONA virus that has infected tens of thousands around the world.
People with OCD are usually surprised to repeat certain behaviors, but these patients suffer from a common psychological condition.
Experts predict a rise in cases of infection if the CORONA virus continues, hand washing goes from a way to protect yourself into an unjustified urge, and the CORONA virus becomes all we think about.
Obsessive compulsive disorder is an appropriate threat to epidemics.
Obsessive compulsive disorder patients have obsessive thoughts that lead to compulsive behaviors, to the point where they are highly incompatible with everyday life.
According to the UK’s NATIONAL Health Service website, OCD can be described as obsessive, whether it’s obsession with an idea, a picture, a desire or a fear of something that constantly insists on your mind, causing stress and anxiety, and prompting you to do something to ease bad feelings, such as causing the death of your family or baby.
Obsessive compulsive disorder recurs in difficult times such as wars and epidemics, and in the 1980s the fear of HIV/AIDS was at its peak.
By 1989, one-third of OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE PATIENTS had focused on HIV, creating their worst fantasies, American psychiatrist Judith Rapoport wrote in her book “The Boy Who Can’t Stop Washing.”
Doctors in the United States also reported an increase in what they called “syphilis phobia”, which coincided with a campaign to highlight the risks of the disease, and in 2012 Australian scientists reported the first cases of OCD in people focusing on climate change ideas.
How do you protect yourself?
1-Hand washing to reduce the risk of the spread of MERS is a rational response to a real threat, but if your skin is torn and blown or your hands red, you are overcleaned, wash your hands but not excessively, follow who’s recommendations on washing hands well, and clean between your fingers with water and soap for 20 seconds which is enough to protect you from the CORONA virus.
A small to medium can be used to monitor your consumption instead of large bottles, to avoid the addiction of disinfectants and soaps.
2-The signs of OCD are clear and different from the “natural” response to THE CORONAvirus, as a person with OCD will be washed away to feel comfortable rather than clean.
So, keep track of how many times you’ve washed your hands, and has it ever touched surfaces shared by strangers? Or are you in your room and in your office that you cleared a few minutes ago?
3-In some cases, reassurance may be enough to stop compulsive behaviors, such as contacting who on whatsapp number (0041225017023), to make sure that Chinese food does not necessarily transmit coronavirus, that a 60% alcohol bottle is enough to disinfect, that the CORONA virus is not transmitted through the air, and that your thoughts are not mocked if there is a way to test their health.
4 -We have been plunged into uncertainty by the plethora of conflicting news around us, fear and uncertainty are common characteristics of many anxiety disorders, so it is understandable that many individuals with pre-existing anxiety are currently facing challenges.
British Mental Health Association spokeswoman Rosie Weatherley advised you to reduce the time you spend watching the news, choose trusted sources of information such as who, so you don’t have panic attacks, and start thinking about nightmare scenarios.
5- Get a break from following the world’s panic with the Corona virus on social media, it makes you feel compelled to stay informed and search for all the rumors.
You can also unfollow accounts whose owners post negative guesses about the future, criticize health systems, treat officials and governments, exit the Corona groups that have spread in recent days on Facebook and WhatsApp, and take all this by reading a book and watching comedy movies.
6-Self-isolation that we impose on ourselves can give more room for boredom and obsession and a lot of time to wash hands, imagine dark scenarios, fear and cry for relatives, so stay in touch with your loved ones.
Ask them about their phone numbers, Facebook accounts or email, and bring life back to your relationships with people who are impressed by their presence.
7- If you choose to isolate yourself even when you are away from danger in case of any threat you can strike a balance between having a routine and making sure there is diversity every day, you can organize fixed working and dining appointments, but try activities you’ve never been accustomed to, such as cooking, growing shade plants, or looking for a way to prepare your favorite drinks in the café to prepare for yourself.
8-If you are not required to work from home and are on an endless vacation, you have to help yourself before you become a goalless, nervous and addicted to thinking negatively.
You can create a new routine and new habits and commit to rewarding yourself every time you accomplish it, wake up every day, bathe and clean your room, commit to a new education program, exercise, or develop your skills in your current job.
9-Psychiatrists always recommend their patients to go out during the day, sun exposure and walk in the gardens, but does that advice apply these days?
The safety of the world in keeping you a meter away between you and others, but you can still go out and meet friends and walk a little, agree with a friend or family to strictly reduce external contact, and then communicate with each other to support each other, said Carolyn Canosicio, research director at the U.S. Center for Public Health.
You can go out on uncrowded main streets, stay within walking distance of others and repeat it whenever you feel the need, but if you’re sick with symptoms of a cold or flu, isolation is best for you, according to CDC guidelines.