[Covid-19 infectious disease is also a psychogeriatric disease]./ L'infection à Covid-19 est aussi une maladie psychogériatrique
Severe forms of Covid-19 infectious disease often affect the frail elderly. They can induce inaugural psychiatric manifestations or aggravate the underlying psychiatric pathologies. Some of these pathologies persist after the acute episode and require specific management. Doctors and caregivers involved in the care of infected patients are themselves exposed to psychological and even psychiatric difficulties and are looking for collaborative help complementing actions in the somatic care sectors.