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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 121-125

Perceived fear and anxiety as an after effect among coronavirus disease-2019 patients and their treating doctors

1 Professor, Clinical Psychology, SMCH, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Professor, Medicine, SMCH, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, SMCH, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Professor Surgery and VC of Santosh Deemed to be University, Pratap Vihar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
5 Counsellor, Department of Clinical Psychology, SMCH, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
6 MBBS (2015-2021)-SMCH, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Rani Srivastava
SMCH, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sujhs.sujhs_28_22

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Introduction: Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) represented a human tragedy among the general population and has been an unprecedented challenge for patients, treating doctors, and the entire world. This fact has created continuous fear, anxiety, and many more psychological discomforts such as impairment in healthy happy life, drug abuse, increased religiosity, and hopelessness, and it is also being noticed that women and women-treating doctors are found to be more prone to catch psychological disturbances. Objective: Considering all the above challenges, this study was intended to test the general health, level of fear, anxiety, and general well-being of COVID afflicted individuals and their treating doctors. Methodology: Here, the general well-being, level of anxiety, stress, and fear of COVID-19 patients and their treating doctors are examined. This study has been counducted online for COVID-19 patients (with Telephonic calls) and direct interview of treating doctors. The patient's details were taken from hospital records to contact them online. On the other side, the faculty of their treating doctors who have been physically involved in this project were examined for psychological testing. This study has been conducted in the Department of Clinical Psychology in collaboration with Medicine, Santosh Medical College, Hospitals, Ghaziabad, UP. Results and Discussion: Out of 1325 total cases, only 34% of cases took interest to provide us feedback after recovery. Approximately the similar proportion of cases, i.e., 35% did not respond but rather gave silly rationales as if they did not want to be recognized. One of the smartest groups of such population was who were proved to be highly fake as they furnished all fake identities even during their admission. It was very shocking. COVID patients did not reveal any serious psychopathology. Now if we compare the psychological profile of treating doctors (faculty and PG), their overall health has shown remarkable concerns means their mental health is affected. Conclusion: Therefore, this study concludes that the knowledge and perception about this pandemic and factors associated with anxiety/depression among frontline physicians are needed to be taken care of because it is marked among the doctors of Santosh Hospital.

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