Covidophobia: From Cytokine Storm to Mass Hysteria, a New Subtype of Hypochondriasis?

Authors

  • João Gama Marques Serviço de Psiquiatria Geral e Transcultural. Hospital Júlio de Matos. Centro Hospitalar Psiquiátrico de Lisboa. Lisboa. Clínica Universitária de Psiquiatria e Psicologia Médica. Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade de Lisboa. Lisboa. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0662-5178
  • João Madruga Dias Serviço de Reumatologia. Hospital Rainha Santa Isabel. Centro Hospitalar Médio Tejo. Torres Novas. Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas. Faculdade de Ciências Médicas. Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Lisboa.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.14322

Keywords:

Anxiety, Coronavirus Infections/psychology, COVID-19, Phobic Disorders

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Author Biography

João Gama Marques, Serviço de Psiquiatria Geral e Transcultural. Hospital Júlio de Matos. Centro Hospitalar Psiquiátrico de Lisboa. Lisboa. Clínica Universitária de Psiquiatria e Psicologia Médica. Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade de Lisboa. Lisboa.

João Gama Marques graduated from the medical school at Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon (2006), where he has also been teaching psychiatry for ten years (2009). He received a European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees’ scholarship in London (2012) and finished his residency in adult psychiatry at Hospital Júlio de Matos, Centro Hospitalar Psiquiátrico de Lisboa, Lisbon (2013). He completed his neuroscience post-graduation at Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon (2014) and was awarded with a Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology’s fellowship in Tokyo (2016) and aEuropean College of Neuropsychopharmacology’s scholarship in Oxford (2016). More recently he received hismasters in psychopharmacology from the Neuroscience Educational Institute in Carlsbad (2018). His main interest had been focused on clinical work, research and teaching in the schizophrenia spectrum disorders, but he is also interested in rare neuropsychiatric syndromes with schizophrenia-like psychotic features.

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Published

2020-12-02

How to Cite

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Gama Marques J, Madruga Dias J. Covidophobia: From Cytokine Storm to Mass Hysteria, a New Subtype of Hypochondriasis?. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2020 Dec. 2 [cited 2024 Jun. 19];33(12):856-. Available from: https://actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/14322

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