Jintong Liu* and Haider Muhammad Imran
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Shandong Mental Health Center, Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, PR ChinaFulltext PDF
Since the current outbreak of COVID-19, the disease has been a dominating headline in media around the world causing serious psychological impact on vulnerable patient groups. Major obsessional concern is the fear of contamination or germs in patients with OCD. We present the case of a 9-year-old girl with the family history of OCD and major depressive disorder. The case highlights the emergence of the masked OCD symptoms precipitated by school lockdown, media reporting and fearful response of her family to such news. We also highlight the impact of pandemic in early diagnosis of juvenile obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Liu J, Imran HM. COVID-19 and Early Diagnosis of Pediatric Obsessive - Compulsive Disorder: A Case Report. World J Psychiatry Ment Health Res. 2020; 4(1): 1024..