Review: Psychiatric and neuropsychiatric presentations associated with severe coronavirus infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis with comparison to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Review: Psychiatric and neuropsychiatric presentations associated with severe coronavirus infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis with comparison to the COVID-19 pandemic

Review: Psychiatric and neuropsychiatric presentations associated with severe coronavirus infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis with comparison to the COVID-19 pandemic

This systematic review and meta-analysis reports that most people with COVID-19 infections should recover without experiencing mental illness, if infection with COVID-19 follows a similar course to previous coronavirus epidemics. Notes that the longer-term mental health effects of the pandemic should be carefully monitored.

  • This review looked at the psychiatric and neuropsychiatric consequences of coronavirus infections in 3,550 patients hospitalized with SARS, MERS, and COVID-19
  • Patients with SARS-CoV-2 can experience delirium, agitation, and altered consciousness, but most of those diagnoses were made with patients were in the intensive care units.
  • Only 12 low-to-moderate quality COVID-19 studies were included in the meta-analysis.
  • Based off of data from SARS and MERS, clinicians should be aware of the possibility of depression, anxiety, fatigue, post-traumatic stress disorder, and rarer neuropsychiatric syndromes in the longer term.
|2020-05-19T11:55:33-04:00May 19th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|0 Comments

About the Author: Megan McHenry

Megan McHenry
Megan S. McHenry, MD, MS, FAAP is a pediatrician and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. McHenry's research focuses on early childhood development in children living in resource-limited settings. This work is frequently aligned with community-engaged research and dissemination and implementation science frameworks. She primarily conducts research in collaboration with the Academic Model for Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) Research Network in Kenya. Dr. McHenry currently has a career development award through the National Institutes of Health to develop a neurodevelopmental screening program for children born to HIV-infected mothers in Kenya. Dr. McHenry is also the Director of Pediatric Global Health Education and a co-Director of the Morris Green Physician-Scientist Development Program at Indiana University School of Medicine. In additional to global health lectures, she also educates residents and students on early childhood development, basic biostatistical techniques, research methodologies, and research ethics. She mentors multiple pediatric fellows, residents, and medical students interested in early childhood development within global contexts.

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