Brief psychotic disorder in COVID-19 patient with no history of mental illness

Hana Khairina Putri Faisal, Feni Fitriani Taufik, Tribowo Tuahta Ginting Sugihen, Prasenohadi, Tomu Juliani, Faisal Yunus

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Abstract

Introduction: COVID-19 pandemic affects mental health globally. Reports showed the increase of mental illness as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the correlation between the COVID-19 and mental illness is not fully understood yet. Methodology: We reported a brief psychotic disorder in a COVID-19 patient with no history of mental illness who was hospitalized in Persahabatan Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia. Results: Psychotic symptoms appeared five days after COVID-19 onset and laboratory tests showed elevated levels of d-dimer and fibrinogen. Conclusions: Elevated levels of d-dimer and fibrinogen suggest an ongoing COVID-19-associated coagulopathy that might cause a microdamage in the central nervous system. It might contribute to the manifestation of psychotic symptoms. The correlation between brief psychotic disorder and COVID-19 requires further investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-790
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Infection in Developing Countries
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Acute psychosis
  • Brief psychotic disorder
  • COVID-19
  • Neuropsychiatry

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