Number №3, 2020 - page 3-14

Remote cognitive behavioral psychotherapy for stress disorder associated with the COVID-19 pandemic DOI: 10.29188/2542-2413-2020-6-3-3-14

For citation: Melehin A.I. Remote cognitive behavioral psychotherapy for stress disorder associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Telemedicine and E-Health 2020;(3):3-14; https://doi.org/10.29188/2542-2413-2020-6-3-3-14
  • Melekhin A.I. – psychologist, psychotherapist, PhD in Psychology, candidate of psychological Sciences, associate Professor, clinical psychologist of the highest qualification category, somnologist, cognitive behavioral psychotherapist. Humanitarian Institute named after P. A. Stolypin. Moscow, Russia, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5633-7639
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This article presents for the first time the symptoms of pandemic-related stress disorder. The article describes the general specifics of remote cognitive behavioral psychotherapy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, highlights its advantages and disadvantages. The components of remote examination of the mental state of a patient with a pandemic stress disorder are described. The modules and effectiveness of the short-term protocol of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy Anderson's approach is aimed at influencing the patient's viral anxiety by minimizing dysfunctional strategies for regulating emotions (anxiety rumination, catastrophization, health anxiety) and replacing them with more flexible ones (acceptance and responsibility, a sense of optimal awareness, a positive time perspective for the future, decatastrophization). The Protocol of remote trauma-oriented cognitive behavioral psychotherapy and its effectiveness.

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cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, anxiety, anxiety for health, pandemic-related stress disorder, virus anxiety.