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COVID-19, COPING SKILLS AND STRESS RELATED ISSUES AMONG SICKLE CELL WARRIORS IN NIGERIA

By Folorunsho Suleiman PhD, Chief Psychologist, Dept of Psychiatry, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria Coronavirus are zoonotic in nature. The disease (COVID-19) is caused by a new strain of corona virus (SARS-Cov-2) that has not been previously identified in humans. The disease (COVID-19) was first reported to the W.H.O on 31st of December, 2019, in…

CORONAVIRUS: PSYCHOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT IN SCD

The stressful life condition experienced by the individual and family members during an illness like Covid-19 cannot be overemphasized. Prolonged stress experienced during this pandemic can lead to frustration, anger, hopelessness, anxiety, fear of death, depression, insomnia, discomfort, fear of the hospital environment or isolation centre, persistent fear of inability to cope, profound sadness, despair…