CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Sleep Sci 2024; 17(01): e112-e114
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1777780
Case Report

COVID-19-Related Brief Insomnia in a 13-Year-Old Adolescent Girl

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Istanbul, Fatih, Turkey
Mahmut Cem Tarakçıoğlu
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Istanbul, Fatih, Turkey
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Neuropsychiatric manifestations that have developed after coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection have not been fully clarified yet. Persistent insomnia and consequent significant impairment in daily functioning is an unexpected symptom of COVID-19 infection. In this case report, a 13-year-old female patient who presented with complaint of insomnia starting with COVID-19 infection is discussed. The patient showed significant improvement with melatonin treatment and maintained her wellbeing in the follow-up. Melatonin may be a useful option to treat COVID-19-related brief insomnia in adolescents. Our case report will be a step forward to help clinicians examine the underlying neurovegetative mechanisms, such as sleep, to improve patients wellbeing. HEADINGS: COVID-19. Melatonin. Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders

Authors' Contributions

All authors have seen and approved the manuscript.

Publication History

Received: 11 August 2022

Accepted: 14 February 2023

Article published online:
29 February 2024

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