A picture of Italy affected and striving to cope with the coronavirus: Phase 2
The Coronavirus threat has had a deep impact on our emotions, cognitive schemas, as well as on our sense of control and safety, generating new anxieties and worries and suddenly changing our lives and habits. As many countries have started to ease the lockdown measures and we are entering a new phase, it is extremely important to consider that the psychological impact of the pandemic might not be over and the population might still be at risk for developing symptoms of psychological distress. According to very important and well-known researchers in the field of stress and traumatic stress such as Van der Kolk (2015) and McFarlane (2009), a significant number of individuals, despite having initially been able to cope with a traumatic event, over time begin to present symptoms of discomfort. For example, after mass disasters like the one connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, symptoms often increase during the first 6 months and have a key role in the late onset of psychopathological disorders. Therefore, it is essential to intervene as soon as possible.
Original Work Citation
Fernandez, I. (2020). A picture of Italy affected and striving to cope with the coronavirus: Phase 2. In M. Luber's (Ed.), EMDR resources in the era of COVID-19 (pp. 40-46). Author
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