Defilading COVID-19: Psychological Factors Associated

3 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2020

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Shaila Akter

Heidelberg University Hospital Department of Global Health; Bangladesh Dental College and Hospital Department of Dental Surgery

Atiqul Haq Mazumder

University of Oulu ; Thikana Clinic

Sifat Ara Eva

Institution of Health and Well-being; Bangladesh Medical and Dental College

Ehsanul Hoque Apu

Michigan State University - Department of Biomedical Engineering; University of Oulu - Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Nusrat Khan

University of Cambridge - Department of Public Health and Primary Care

Date Written: July 27, 2020

Abstract

During disease outbreaks, people are often labelled, stereotyped, discriminated against, treated separately, and/or experience loss of status because of a perceived link with a disease. Ever since the situation surfaced, various media reports have shown that COVID-19 Patients are hiding their symptoms from doctors due to the fear that doctors may refuse to treat. They are defilading their history even from family/ neighbours with perceived fear of being socially isolated and also not getting access to healthcare facilities for being a source of transmission, with several reports now emerging, especially in developing countries, that people suspected of coronavirus infection are fleeing from quarantine facilities owing to isolation and the spread of the deadly disease furthermore. Disseminating positive scientific knowledge through media and social media can help improve the situation. Mental health being a taboo itself now should be addressed as an essential health condition to be dealt with by trained healthcare professionals.

Keywords: COVID-19, Defilading history, Psychosocial

JEL Classification: I,12

Suggested Citation

Akter, Shaila and Mazumder, Atiqul Haq and Eva, Sifat Ara and Eva, Sifat Ara and Hoque Apu, Ehsanul and Khan, Nusrat, Defilading COVID-19: Psychological Factors Associated (July 27, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3661767 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3661767

Shaila Akter

Heidelberg University Hospital Department of Global Health ( email )

Im Neuenheimer Feld 365
Heidelberg, Baden-W├╝rttemberg 69120
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/Public Health

Bangladesh Dental College and Hospital Department of Dental Surgery ( email )

33, House no: 88, 35 Rd No. 14A
Dhaka, 1209
Bangladesh

HOME PAGE: http://www.bangladeshdentalcollege.edu.bd/

Atiqul Haq Mazumder

University of Oulu ( email )

P.O. Box 4600
Oulu FIN-90014, 90570
Finland
+358456943323 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.oulu.fi/i4future/node/46810

Thikana Clinic ( email )

3/6, Block B, Humayun Road
Mohammadpur
Dhaka, Dhaka 1207
Bangladesh
+358456943323 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.thikana.clinic

Sifat Ara Eva

Institution of Health and Well-being ( email )

Wolfson Medical School Building
University Avenue
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QQ
United Kingdom

Bangladesh Medical and Dental College ( email )

House # 34, Road # 14/A
Dhanmondi
Dhaka, 1209
Bangladesh

Ehsanul Hoque Apu

Michigan State University - Department of Biomedical Engineering ( email )

United States

University of Oulu - Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine ( email )

P.O. Box 3000
Oulu, 90014
Finland

Nusrat Khan (Contact Author)

University of Cambridge - Department of Public Health and Primary Care ( email )

Cambridge
United Kingdom

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