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Mood Reactive Disorders among COVID-19 Inpatients: Experience from a Monocentric Cohort.
Fiore, Vito; De Vito, Andrea; Fanelli, Chiara; Geremia, Nicholas; Princic, Elija; Nivoli, Alessandra; Maida, Ivana; Lorettu, Liliana; Madeddu, Giordano; Babudieri, Sergio.
  • Fiore V; Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy.
  • De Vito A; Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy.
  • Fanelli C; Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy.
  • Geremia N; Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy.
  • Princic E; Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy.
  • Nivoli A; Psychiatric Unit, Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy.
  • Maida I; Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy.
  • Lorettu L; Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy.
  • Madeddu G; Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy.
  • Babudieri S; Psychiatric Unit, Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy.
Med Princ Pract ; 30(6): 535-541, 2021.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1484145
ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE:

We aimed to investigate the presence and severity of depressive symptoms among coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) inpatients and any possible changes after their discharge. SUBJECT AND

METHODS:

We collected data of patients admitted to the Infectious Disease Unit in Sassari, Italy, for COVID-19, from March 8 to May 8, 2020. The Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) was performed 1 week after admission (T0) and 1 week after discharge (T1). The cutoff point chosen to define the clinical significance of depressive symptoms was 20 (at least moderate).

RESULTS:

Forty-eight subjects were included. Mean age was 64.3 ± 17.6 years, and 32 (66.7%) were male. Most frequent comorbidities were cardiovascular diseases (19; 39.6%) and hypertension (17; 35.4%). When performing BDI-II at T0, 21 (43.7%) patients reported depressive symptoms at T0, according to the chosen cutoff point (BDI-II = 20). Eight (16.7%) patients had minimal symptoms. Mild mood disturbance and moderate and severe depressive symptoms were found in 24 (50%), 14 (29.2%), and 2 (4.2%) patients, respectively, at T0. The comparison of the BDI-II questionnaire at T0 with T1 showed a significant improvement in the total score (p < 0.0001), as well as in 4 out of the 5 selected questions of interest (p < 0.05). Univariate analysis showed that kidney failure and the death of a roommate were significantly associated with severity of mood disorders.

CONCLUSION:

Mood disturbances and depressive symptoms commonly occur among COVID-19 inpatients. Our results show that COVID-19 inpatients might be at higher risk for developing depressive reactive disorders and could benefit from an early psychological evaluation and strategies improving sleep quality.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Sleep / Mood Disorders / Depression / COVID-19 / Inpatients Type of study: Diagnostic study / Observational study / Risk factors Topics: Long Covid Limits: Aged / Female / Humans / Male / Middle aged Language: English Journal: Med Princ Pract Journal subject: Education Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: 000518490

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Sleep / Mood Disorders / Depression / COVID-19 / Inpatients Type of study: Diagnostic study / Observational study / Risk factors Topics: Long Covid Limits: Aged / Female / Humans / Male / Middle aged Language: English Journal: Med Princ Pract Journal subject: Education Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: 000518490