Letter to the Editor

Psychiatric Morbidities among COVID-19 Survivors

Authors: Lalasa Doppalapudi, MD, Steven Lippmann, MD


To the Editor: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) took the world by surprise. It is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which belongs to the family of coronaviruses.1
Mental health personnel focus on mitigating psychological morbidities caused by the distress induced by this pandemic. There are psychiatric adversities caused by the virus, immunologic host responses, and some treatment modalities.1,2 Following previous coronavirus outbreaks, postviral sequelae were noted, with anxiety, psychoses, and a variety of mood disorders.3
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