COVID-19 and Neuropsychiatric Presentations (1 CE)
This course is for: Psychologists, Counselors, and Social Workers
Course By: Tamara Avery, PsyD
Content By: Rogers, J.P., Chesney, E., Oliver, D., Pollak, T. A., McGuire, P., Fusar-Poli, P., Zandi, M. S., Lewis, G., and David, A. S. (2020). Psychiatric and neuropsychiatric presentations associated with severe coronavirus infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis with comparison to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lancet Psychiatry, 7 (7), 611-627.
Course Description: Viral infections are common and can target the central nervous system resulting in the development of neuropsychiatric syndromes. Viral infections negatively impact cognitive, affective, behavioral, and perceptual domains. The COVID-19 pandemic is expanding commensurate with increases in neuropsychiatric syndrome rates. Some of the identified consequences relative to COVID-19 include social isolation, widespread anxiety, financial uncertainty, and employment difficulty. However, the majority of individuals with COVID-19 are expected to recover without experiencing severe mental illness, based on previous data derived from SARS and MERS patients.
- Review the literature regarding psychiatric disorders associated with COVID-19 infections
- Consider the findings in relation to SARS, MERS, and the implications for COVID-19
- Understand the overall study results and suggested areas for future research
- Read and understand Psychiatric and neuropsychiatric presentations associated with severe coronavirus infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis with comparison to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider psychiatric presentations associated with viral infections from the accompanying article
- Work through the post-test questions; answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand specific psychiatric conditions that are associated with various viral infections (i.e., SARS, MERS, and COVID-19).