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Using Psychological Insight to Understand the “Fatal Denial” That Is Allowing the Coronavirus Epidemic to Continue to Spread on a Deadly Path & How to Use Psychological Insight to Breakdown This Denial and Save Lives. An Analysis and a Plan.

Posted on August 3rd, 2020 by Dr. Blumenfield

      The deadly Coronavirus epidemic continues to spread in my state of California and throughout     the country. Medical experts have clearly identified the reason that the epidemic is getting out of control is that a significant number of people are not listening to the medical experts and are not using facial masks, keeping social distancing […]

“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 […]