COVID-19-associated brief psychotic disorder.

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2020-08-11

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A 36-year-old previously healthy woman with no personal or family history of mental illness presented with new-onset psychosis after a diagnosis of symptomatic COVID-19. Her psychotic symptoms initially improved with antipsychotics and benzodiazepines and further improved with resolution of COVID-19 symptoms. This is the first case of COVID-19-associated psychosis in a patient with no personal or family history of a severe mood or psychotic disorder presenting with symptomatic COVID-19, highlighting the need for vigilant monitoring of neuropsychiatric symptoms in these individuals.

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10.1136/bcr-2020-236940

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Smith, Colin M, Jonathan R Komisar, Ahmad Mourad and Brian R Kincaid (2020). COVID-19-associated brief psychotic disorder. BMJ case reports, 13(8). pp. e236940–e236940. 10.1136/bcr-2020-236940 Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/23592.

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Smith

Colin Smith

House Staff
Komisar

Jonathan Komisar

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Mourad

Ahmad Mourad

House Staff
Kincaid

Brian Kincaid

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

My primary interest is in the clinical care of people with both medical and psychiatric disorders, particularly in the interactions between mental illness, physical illness, and medications.


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