Case Report: The Excessive Fear and Dysfunctional Anxiety about the Coronavirus Disease-19: A Case Report in a Male with Coronaphobia
Keywords:Coronavirus Disease-19, Coronaphobia, Fear, Anxiety
BACKGROUND: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has been well acknowledged dominated headlines throughout the world. During a pandemic, fear related to COVID-19 is a natural psychological reaction, expressed not only in fear and anxiety related to disease and death, but also correlated with occupational social stress. A different type of developmental event, the emergence of a particular phobia, may be signaled when these fears persist and become more severe. A recent emerging phobia unique to COVID-19 is coronaphobia.
CASE REPORT: We presented a case of coronaphobia in a 24-year-old male social and political sciences student in his past year academy at local community college, unmarried, from Melayu tribe. He came with his sister to seek treatment from a psychiatrist for his excessive fear and dysfunctional anxiety about the COVID-19.CONCLUSION: We give psychoeducation to him, recognizing the diagnosis, describing the process of learning fear and how it was sustained. Therapy concentrated on giving him potential reasons to challenge his doubts, patterns of avoidance, and efforts were made to replace it with more adaptive values and answers.
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