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The anti-vaccine issue in relation to COVID-19: an attempt to analyze attitudes in the context of the method of their diagnosis and management.

Maciej Żerdziński12
DOI: 10.5603/PSYCH.a2021.0035
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  1. Centrum Psychiatrii im. Dr. Krzysztofa Czumy, Korczaka 27, 40-340 Katowice, Poland
  2. Indywidualna Specjalistyczna Praktyka Lekarska Maciej Żerdziński

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Abstract

Anti-vaccine attitudes against COVID-19 are a common phenomenon, but rarely understood as a medical problem. In patients who are already under psychiatric treatment, it is worth paying attention to diagnosis and starting of psychotherapy of this problem. The association of the anti-vaccine issue with anxiety, obsession and paranoia is an opportunity to achieve solution and may lead to the progress of psychotherapy. The problem with the right choice of authority seems to be one of most important challenges for psychiatry these days.

Abstract

Anti-vaccine attitudes against COVID-19 are a common phenomenon, but rarely understood as a medical problem. In patients who are already under psychiatric treatment, it is worth paying attention to diagnosis and starting of psychotherapy of this problem. The association of the anti-vaccine issue with anxiety, obsession and paranoia is an opportunity to achieve solution and may lead to the progress of psychotherapy. The problem with the right choice of authority seems to be one of most important challenges for psychiatry these days.

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Keywords

SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19 vaccine; Anti-vaxxers; Anxiety; OCD; Paranoia; Fake news

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Title

The anti-vaccine issue in relation to COVID-19: an attempt to analyze attitudes in the context of the method of their diagnosis and management.

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Ahead of print

Article type

Other materials agreed with the Editors

Published online

2021-09-22

DOI

10.5603/PSYCH.a2021.0035

Keywords

SARS-CoV-2
COVID-19 vaccine
Anti-vaxxers
Anxiety
OCD
Paranoia
Fake news

Authors

Maciej Żerdziński

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