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Thesis etd-10132020-124452


Thesis type
Tesi di specializzazione (4 anni)
Author
BASILE, LUCIA
URN
etd-10132020-124452
Thesis title
Telepsychiatry 3-month follow-up of patients with Bipolar Disorder during the first phases of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy: focus on mood, anxiety and post-traumatic stress symptoms
Department
MEDICINA CLINICA E SPERIMENTALE
Course of study
PSICHIATRIA
Supervisors
relatore Prof.ssa Carmassi, Claudia
Keywords
  • Covid-19
  • PTSD
  • bipolar disorder
Graduation session start date
16/11/2020
Availability
Withheld
Release date
16/11/2090
Summary
Bipolar patients seem to be at high risk of trauma exposure and, when exposed, of PTSD. When comorbid, PTSD has shown a negative impact on the course of the bipolar illness. The COVID-19 outbreak has been a relevant mass-trauma for each of us; an increasing amount of literature suggests how the Corona Virus Disease-19 (COVID-19) and the related quarantine or social-distancing measures may represent a traumatic experience, possibly affecting on individuals’ mental health and well-being. The aim of this study is to investigate the psychopathological response to covid-19 of our bipolar patients in the acute phase of the emergency and, after 3 months, at the entrance to phase 3. Affective, anxious and traumatic spectrum symptoms were investigated through scales administered to patients through telemedicine.
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