Appreciating COVID-19 as a child and adolescent psychiatrist on the move

Translated title of the contribution: Appreciating COVID-19 as a child and adolescent psychiatrist on the move

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Abstract

COVID-19 is a multi-organ disease due to an infection with the SARS-CoV2 virus. It has become a pandemic in early 2020. The disease appears less devastating in children and adolescents. However, stress, quarantine and eventually mourning have major impacts on development. It is difficult to describe what this pandemic implies for a child psychiatrist, other than by giving a first-hand account. I propose to go through the main ethical questions that have arisen; to describe how my hospital team has reorganized itself to meet the new demands and questions, in particular by opening a unit dedicated to people with autism and challenging behaviors affected by COVID-19; and to address, in a context of national discussion, how the discipline has sought to understand the conditions of a certain well-being during quarantine. Finally, I will try to conclude with more speculative reflections on re-opening.

Translated title of the contributionAppreciating COVID-19 as a child and adolescent psychiatrist on the move
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S99-S106
JournalL'Encephale
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • COVID-19
  • Childhood
  • Quarantine
  • Re-opening

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