Rapid recovery of tinnitus in a patient with anxiety and insomnia
related to COVID-19
The global pandemic of new Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a grave
threat to both physical and mental health. We must be mindful of the
consequences of psychological effects that caused by COVID-19 in healthy
population and people with psychiatric problems (Asmundson et al.,
2020). In many countries, health anxiety was reported, which is
characterized by catastrophic interpretations of bodily sensations and
physical changes, which generates dysfunctional beliefs about health and
illness, may lead to different clinical symptoms and disorders.
Recently, the outpatient department of Xiangya, Changsha, received a
couple of patients with tinnitus when onset is related to stress or
anxiety due to COVID-19 pandemic. We report a case of tinnitus in a
patient with anxiety and insomnia related to COVID-19 and recover
rapidly after psychiatric intervention and therapy.