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International Journal of Psychiatry Research

Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A (2022)

Samos syndrome, borderline personality disorder and Pathophilia: Why we cannot stop pandemics

Author(s):

Carlo Lazzari and Marco Rabottini

Abstract:

The Samos Syndrome was discovered when researchers investigated why certain people refuse to take precautionary measures even when aware of pandemic risks. Samos Syndrome suggests that pandemic and primary prevention can only happen if people care about staying healthy and avoiding communicable illnesses. When faced with dangerous transmittable illnesses, individuals either defend themselves or welcome them, such in the Samos Syndrome, a kind of Pathophilia (People attracted by illnesses). As borderline personality disorder, found in Samos Syndrome, becomes more common, so will people who reject primary protection from transmittable illnesses and health behaviour as their choices. Therefore, we cannot halt pandemics. Pandemics would sinisterly draw pathophilies and split individuals who wish to avoid sickness from others who would utilize pandemics to harm themselves for personal, interpersonal, and psychological reasons.

Pages: 22-26  |  547 Views  152 Downloads


International Journal of Psychiatry Research
How to cite this article:
Carlo Lazzari and Marco Rabottini. Samos syndrome, borderline personality disorder and Pathophilia: Why we cannot stop pandemics. Int. J. Psychiatry Res. 2022;4(2):22-26. DOI: 10.33545/26648962.2022.v4.i2a.51
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