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    COVID-19 paranoia in a patient suffering from schizophrenic psychosis – a case report

    Fischer, M. and Coogan, Andrew and Faltraco, Frank and Thome, J. (2020) COVID-19 paranoia in a patient suffering from schizophrenic psychosis – a case report. Psychiatry Research, 288. ISSN 0165-1781

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    The COVID-19 pandemic affects mental health, both in healthcare settings and broader society. Fear responses in both the uninfected and infected may reach psychopathological levels that require psychiatric interventions (Duan and Zhu, 2020), and physicians and mental health professionals may have particularly high need for psychological support in the case of development of stress-related disorders (Chen et al., 2020). An area of key concern is the potential of the psychological context of the pandemic to exacerbate existing psychiatric conditions and influence the manifestation of their symptomatology. Here we report the case of a patient with schizophrenia presenting with COVD-19- related delusions and hallucinations, illustrating the potential of COVID-19 to precipitate entry into a psychotic phase and impact symptom manifestation.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: COVID-19; paranoia; schizophrenic psychosis; case report;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Human Health Institute
    Item ID: 16371
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    Depositing User: Dr. Andrew Coogan
    Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2022 09:46
    Journal or Publication Title: Psychiatry Research
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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