Suicide during COVID-19 infection – Case report and literature review

Iuliu Fulga Marius Neagu Alin Ionut Piraianu Bogdan Alexandru Ciubara Anca-Iulia Neagu Anamaria Ciubara Ana Fulga About the authors

ABSTRACT

The COVID-19 pandemic has a global effect on people’s mental health. The SARS-CoV-2 infection is a new source of anxiety, depression, and psycho-emotional changes in people without morbid conditions, with even more important impact on patients with associated diseases. We present the case of a previously diagnosed patient with COVID-19, in which the psychological effects accumulated during hospitalization triggered an autolytic behaviour. The case presented by us and the review of the literature show that serious diseases are frequently associated with depression and emotional disorders, and SARS-CoV-2 infection is no exception

Keywords:
SARS-CoV-2 infection; depression; anxiety; emotional disorders; suicide

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