DETECTION OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) IN THE STUDENT POPULATION

Georgia Konstantopoulou, Stavroula Pantazopoulou, Theodoros Iliou

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The pandemic has killed at least 670,000 people since it hit China's Wuhan, and 17 million cases have been diagnosed. The United States, Brazil, Mexico and Britain have been hit hard by COVID-19 in recent weeks (7/2020) as their governments try to find an effective response. A pandemic is a health crisis that occurs once in a hundred years, the effects of which will be felt for decades (WHO). In the dramatic changes brought about by a crisis, unfortunately many people experience a time of stress and sadness like no other in their lives and then the most common diagnosis is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Anxiety Disorder (World Health Organization [WHO]), 2001). In this study we detect and categorize symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) associated with coronavirus disease 2019 in a student population.

 

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Coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Anxiety Disorder, IES-R, the Impact of Event Scale – Revised

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejse.v6i3.3277

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