Psychoanalysis in the era of the pandemic (Republished from the website of the Hellenic Psychoanalytic Society) 1

Advice for parents of young children in the pandemic season

(Written by Joy D. Osofsky, PhD & Harold J. Osofsky. M.D., Ph.D. ‘Terrorism and Disaster Coalition for Child and Family Resilience’). This text was published on the website of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) and translated into Greek by Amina Moskoff, a clinical psychologist and a candidate member of the Hellenic Psychoanalytic Society.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a pandemic. Fortunately, very few children have become ill and the majority of them are mild cases. However, what greatly affects children is the quarantine and stress of the parents and the adults who surround them in general. Adults tend to believe that children do not realize the changes and the pervasive stress that prevails, and tend to ignore their great observation and sensitivity to what is happening around them. Let’s look at some of the ways children react and how we can help them. Common childhood trauma reactions: Continue reading “Psychoanalysis in the era of the pandemic (Republished from the website of the Hellenic Psychoanalytic Society) 1”