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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 113-115

Psychosis following COVID-19 vaccination

Department of Psychiatry, Narayana Medical College and Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Javangula Swetha Krishna
Department of Psychiatry, Narayana Medical College and Hospital, Nellore - 524 002, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjp.tjp_28_22

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COVID-19 infection has caused a lot of pain and suffering to date, but it is still showing catastrophic effects on humanity even after developing and effectively using the COVID vaccines for the containment of the virus. With the prevailing pandemic, there are new problems arising postvaccination in people, especially the neuropsychiatric manifestations. The present case report is of a 46-year-old single mother who completed graduation and working as a primary school teacher brought to our outpatient department with complaints of muttering to herself, decreased sleep and appetite, hearing the voice of her husband who died 15 years back, and being fearful after 3 days of receiving the second dose of Covishield vaccine. She got prescribed tablet risperidone 2 mg (bd) and tablet clonazepam 0.5 mg at night. In the absence of any other causative explanations, a temporal association is that the presentation could have been triggered as a result of complications relating to COVID-19 vaccination.

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