Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

ISSN: 2161-105X

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Psychiatric Complications of SARS-CoV-2 Infection during the COVID-19 Pandemic


Hani R Khouzam*

The COVID-19 pandemic has been associated with increased reports of psychiatric conditions in patients who were infected with the SARS-CoV-2 infection and in those who recovered from the infection. It has also caused increased in mental and emotional difficulties in health care providers caring for COVID-19 patients. Some patients with preexisting psychiatric conditions also experienced worsening of their illness due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the pandemic has and continues to have an increased psychological impact on the general population. This review summarizes some of the psychiatric and psychological sequela of the COVID-19 pandemic in patients with pre-existing psychiatric conditions, patients infected and recovering from SARS-CoV-2, the health care providers and the general population.


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