The start of vaccination studies against the coronavirus, which the whole world is struggling with, has been a ray of hope in terms of preventing the epidemic. Experts point out that with vaccination studies, some people with high anxiety may experience “vaccination anxiety”.
Consult a specialist when vaccination concerns cannot be dealt with.
The start of vaccination studies against the coronavirus, which the whole world is struggling with, has been a ray of hope in terms of preventing the epidemic. Experts point out that with vaccination studies, some people with high anxiety may experience “vaccination anxiety”. Stating that persistent anxiety can negatively affect the quality of life of the person, experts say that the expectation of vaccine side effects may cause 'psychosomatic' symptoms.
Özgenur Taşkın, a Specialist Clinical Psychologist from Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital, made evaluations about the anxiety about the Covid-19 vaccine.
Reminding that the "vaccination" process, which is a glimmer of hope, started with the application of healthcare professionals while the coronavirus affected the whole world, Özgenur Taşkın noted that while this period was hope for many people, some have concerns about vaccination.
Anxiety is your brain response to the stress you experience
Noting that vaccination is started from healthcare professionals in our country, Specialist Clinical Psychologist Özgenur Taşkın noted that the importance of vaccination in the fight against coronavirus is emphasized at every opportunity.
Özgenur Taşkın, an expert clinical psychologist who stated that vaccine concerns arise in some people, said, “Vaccination anxiety causes some symptoms in people. In fact, the symptoms caused by anxiety are usually the same. "Anxiety is the way your brain reacts to stress and alerts you to potential dangers in the future," he said.
Anxiety brings to mind the worst scenarios
Emphasizing that approximately 18% of the society suffers from the problem of anxiety disorder, Specialist Clinical Psychologist Özgenur Taşkın warned that the problem may progress at the level of the disease we call pathology, with the increase in the degree of the problem. “A person with anxiety always thinks of the worst scenario. The bad script is written in the mind, and it can spin in the mind constantly. Continuous anxiety can stop social life, mental health may deteriorate and functionality may decrease, ”he said.
Decide to get vaccinated first
Stating that the quality of life of people with anxiety disorders has decreased considerably, Specialist Clinical Psychologist Özgenur Taşkın suggested that the approach to vaccination should be considered step by step in this process. Özgenur Taşkın noted that the first step is to decide, and the second step is to rest his body if the person is vaccinated after the decision, “Because if the person is vaccinated with the expectation of side effects, the symptoms we call 'psychosomatic' may occur,” he warned.
Get support if you're having trouble coping
Özgenur Taşkın, who defines psychomatic disorders as "emerging as an extension of mood disorders, not due to the dysfunction of any organ, unlike physical disorders," noted that symptoms such as headache, nausea, fever, vomiting and weakness may occur as if they were really alive. drew.
Specialist Clinical Psychologist Özgenur Taşkın said, “Changing the focus of attention and removing the focus from the body will be one of the most effective methods in the vaccination process in anxiety attacks and psychosomatic disorders. The person can cope with anxiety and psychosomatic disorders from time to time, but when he cannot cope, he should definitely get support from a mental health specialist ”.