COVID-19 Pandemic affected individuals around the world dramatically. It is a transition process influencing the coping resources of individuals. Several disorders such as coronavirus fear/anxiety, illness-anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder have been seen among individuals. Older adults have had trouble during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdown experience lasting many days, social isolation, being able to leave home in a limited time zone affect older adults negatively. The paper is focused on interpreting psychological stages determined by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler (2005) to the COVID-19 process. Those stages help professionals to understand older adults’ reactions afterward COVID-19 Pandemic. In addition, the paper includes cognitive, behavioral, and emotional suggestions to cope with COVID-19 psychology.
Key Practitioners Message
1. Older adults have trouble during the COVID-19 pandemic and the psychological consequences are still unknown among them.
2. Among psychological disorders coronavirus fear, illness-anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder are more likely seen and it is difficult somehow to differentiate symptoms of those disorders.
3. The COVID-19 leads to “the loss of normal life” and therefore, psychological reactions are quite similar as in the grief process, which is defined by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler (2005)
|Publication Date||December 1, 2020|
|Published in Issue||Year 2020, Volume 3, Issue 2|
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