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

  • Hana Khairina Putri Faisal Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia – Persahabatan Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Feni Fitriani Taufik Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia – Persahabatan Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Tribowo Tuahta Ginting Sugihen Department of Psychiatry, Persahabatan Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Prasenohadi Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine University of Indonesia – Persahabatan Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Tomu Juliani Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine University of Indonesia – Persahabatan Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Faisal Yunus Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia – Persahabatan Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
Keywords: COVID-19, brief psychotic disorder, acute psychosis, neuropsychiatry

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.

Published
2021-06-30
How to Cite
1.
Faisal HKP, Taufik FF, Sugihen TTG, Prasenohadi, Juliani T, Yunus F (2021) Brief psychotic disorder in COVID-19 patient with no history of mental illness. J Infect Dev Ctries 15:787-790. doi: 10.3855/jidc.14830
Section
Coronavirus Pandemic