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Bagheri Sheykhangafshe F, Sadeghi Chookami E. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder during the Coronavirus Epidemic 2019 (COVID-19): Letter to the Editor. JSSU. 2020; 28 (6) :2700-2704
URL: http://jssu.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-5204-en.html
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Introduction: In the recent months, the world has been exposed to a serious and evolving threat called the Corona virus disease 2019. A virus that did not take more than a month to become a pandemic disease and it has infected the whole world with its contagion. The virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, quickly infected millions of people around the world. As a result, borders were closed internationally, communications were reduced, and billions were quarantined in their homes. The most important strategies recommended by the World Health Organization and the centers for disease control and prevention are such as social distancing, personal hygiene, and disinfection. This situation led to a significant increase in demand for masks, gloves, alcohol, and disinfectants. However, excess in this area may cause various psychological disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and hoarding, which need further attention and investigation.
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Type of Study: Letter to editor | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2020/08/16 | Accepted: 2020/08/31 | Published: 2020/08/31

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