Mathews Journal of Psychiatry & Mental Health


Previous Issues Volume 5, Issue 1 - 2020

Anorexia Nervosa Debut during COVID Pandemic Confinement

Carmen Patricia Jenkins-Sánchez1, Áurea Redondo-Sendino2*, María Teresa Sánchez-Sánchez3, José Ignacio Redondo-Sendino4

1Resident doctor of Family and Community Medicine, Príncipe de Asturias University Hospital, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
2General practitioner, Canillejas Primary Health Care Center, Madrid, Spain
3General practitioner, Vitigudino Primary Health Care Center, Salamanca, Spain
4Pharmacist, San José Pharmacy, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

*Corresponding author: Áurea Redondo-Sendino, General practitioner, Canillejas Primary Health Care Center, Madrid, Spain, E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: November 30, 2020
Published Date: December 27, 2020
Copyright: Redondo-Sendino A, et al. © 2020
Citation: Redondo-Sendino A, et al. (2020). Anorexia Nervosa Debut during COVID Pandemic Confinement. Mathews J Psychiatry Ment Health. (5)1:27.


The new coronavirus 2019-nCoV disease (COVID 19) has had a huge impact on global health. On the one hand, the measures adopted by health authorities, according to the needs of public health, have had a negative effect in mental health. The isolation, the quarantine, the social distancing and the confinement have drastically modified our eating habits and exercise patterns and in vulnerable people have triggered or aggravated eating disorders. Moreover, there has been a change in the organization of medical assistance, which used to be all face-to-face interviews and has now became mostly phone call consults. This has affected the quality of medical assistance. Hereafter we are going to describe a patient’s case that was diagnosed with severe anorexia nervosa during the COVID-19 confinement in Spain.

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