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Obsessive-compulsive disorder and the corona virus pandemic – Doctors, am I still diagnosed?

Uzun, Suzana; Kozumplik, Oliver; Pivac, Nela; Bektić-Hodžić, Jasminka; Mimica, Ninoslav (2021) Obsessive-compulsive disorder and the corona virus pandemic – Doctors, am I still diagnosed?. Medica Jadertina, 51 (4). pp. 375-382. ISSN 0351-0093

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) was considered one of the less common mental disorders, but in fact about 2-3% of people in the population have obsessive-compulsive disorder. OCD belongs to the group of anxiety disorders, and is characterized by the appearance of obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions. People who suffer from this disorder understand the irrationality of their actions and find them uncomfortable, but cannot prevent them. Consequently, all aspects of life can be affected (work, school, interpersonal relationships), and many activities limited. The changes in daily routines caused by the pandemic cause's anxiety in everyone, it can be especially disturbing for people who suffer from mental disorders. Social structures and relationships are components of mental and physical health, and their sudden disappearance is especially difficult for those who use them to maintain balance in the fight against mental difficulties. An additional problem is the fear of many unknowns and an uncertain future. In this paper we aim to present the main characteristics of OCD and also changes in the way it is observed during the pandemic of corona virus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: clinical presentation ; coronavirus ; etiology ; obsessive-compulsive disorder ; pandemic
Subjects: BIOMEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE > Clinical Medical Sciences
Divisions: Division of Molecular Medicine
Depositing User: Nela Pivac
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2022 11:39

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