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Fatal Denial Continues to Kill Thousands of People in the Coronavirus Pandemic and What We Can Do About This Situation

Posted on November 14th, 2020 by Dr. Blumenfield

By Michael Blumenfield, M.D. (Dr. Blumenfield is the Sidney E. Frank Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at New York Medical College and currently in private practice in Los Angeles. He is the author of a new book “ShrinkTalk” scheduled to be released in June) It has been about 4 months since I first […]

“Fatal Denial” and How to Deal With It during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

Posted on July 6th, 2020 by Dr. Blumenfield

“Fatal Denial” and How to Deal With It During the COVID-19 Epidemic Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals deal with the defense mechanism of denial all the time. We know this to be a very basic defense mechanism which protects the individual from anxiety as well as from other painful emotions including depression. In the […]