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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 115-119

Impact COVID-19 and Mental Health

1 President, World Association of Social Psychiatry, Medical Referent of the Sigmund Freud University of Paris, La Garde, France
2 Department of Continuous Formation, Université de Toulon, La Garde, France

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rachid Bennegadi
Medical Referent of the Sigmund Freud University of Paris 14 rue Alfred Roll 75017, Paris
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/WSP.WSP_59_20

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In the face of the violence and terror generated by this corona virus, each of us needs to protect ourselves with the means at our disposal. In terms of personality structure, we are all equal thanks to the psychological development supported by our domestic environment within the framework of a secure attachment, and all our social and societal supports. The difference lies in the defense mechanism that will be privileged to fight against the fear of being annihilated, against the terror that this virus may take away the people we love and want to protect. The authors analyze the impact on society and on the person with the eyes of anthropology and on the importance of the process of resilience which should be the priority of the action of mental health professionals to avoid any process of search for scapegoat. Getting out of posttraumatic stress is a real psychotherapeutic process which will have to take into account the place of social determinants and cultural representations to avoid any untimely stigmatization.

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