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Khodayarifard M, Asayesh M H. Psychological Coping Strategies and Techniques to deal with Stress & Anxiety around Coronavirus (COVID-19). frooyesh. 2020; 9 (8) :1-18
1- Professor, Educational Psychology and Counseling Department, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
2- Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology and Counseling Department, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. ,
Abstract:   (906 Views)
In early 2020, people around the world, beyond color, race, social class, nationality, or geography, have been plagued by a common problem called coronavirus and COVID-19. There is an increasing amount of anxiety, worry and stress around the world, and we are witnessing the death of dozens of people every hour. In the days when society is facing more than ever an unbalanced amount of misinformation about the disease and the state of the world, and the anxiety and stress of getting sick is more annoying than getting sick, the social and moral responsibility of psychologists and counselors demands that take this step. The main purpose of this paper was to identify the Stress & Anxiety around Coronavirus and COVID-19 disease and provide practical ways to manage the Stress & Anxiety. The present study method was a review article and included various articles and studies on stress, anxiety and COVID-19. Based on theoretical and research principles, finally, there were 24 tecnique to reduce stress and anxiety, including 12 cognitive-behavioral techniques (such as emotional regulation techniques, mindfulness, self-improvement, cognitive reconstruction, positive thinking, positive visualization, thought stopping and distraction) and 12 non-cognitive techniques (such as relaxation, exercising, music therapy, and massage therapy) have been introduced so that psychologists and counselors can use these techniques in the current context of increasing the stress an anxiety caused by the coronavirus. At the end, the research evidence has examined.
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Type of Article: systematic review | Subject: Health
Received: 2020/06/17 | Revised: 2020/11/15 | Accepted: 2020/07/30 | ePublished: 2020/11/15

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