Open Access Case Report Article ID: APT-4-118

    First manic episode in 14-year-old adolescent during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown measures: A case report

    Simone Marchini*, Ode Van Ormelingen and Marie Delhaye

    The authors describe a 14-year-old adolescent presenting a first manic episode begun during COVID-19 lockdown measures. The patient was experiencing extreme psychological discomfort about the lockdown measures. Family environment was described as stressful and freedom limitation perceived as extremely oppressive. The inpatient care and pharmacological intervention allowed rapid symptoms remission. The present early onset manic episode follows the model combining the personal vulnerability with a strong triggering factor. The authors conclude that the role of COVID-19 pandemic and its implication on adolescent’s mental health needs to be further investigated.


    Published on: Jul 2, 2020 Pages: 34-36

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/apt.000018
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