COVID-19 induced new-onset psychosis: A case report from Oman

Saoud Al-Busaidi, Salim Al Huseini, Ruqaiya Al-Shehhi, Asma Anwer Zishan, Marzieh Moghadas, Samir Al-Adawi*

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Neurobehavioral impairment associated with COVID-19 infection has been recently documented in the literature. COVID-19 infection has also been associated with an increased risk for developing psychiatric symptoms, including rare reports on psychosis. We report a case of a 46-year-old male with no significant medical, family, and psychiatric history admitted to the hospital with COVID-19-related psychosis. Possible contributory factors for his condition are discussed, including the relationship between infections and the brain circuitry, inadvertent iatrogenic effects of pharmaceuticals used to manage COVID-19, as well as diathesis-stress associated with the tribulation of the prevailing pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere303
JournalOman Medical Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Iatrogenic Disease
  • Psychotic Disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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