Doctors have identified a temporary psychotic disorder, Corona Psychosis, brought on by the stress, tension, social isolation and fear of catching the coronavirus.
According to Psychiatric Times, doctors have noticed a new trend in temporary psychosis and mental breakdowns related to the stress of catching the coronavirus.
People are afraid of contracting and transmitting the virus, doctors say.
Healthcare workers on the front lines seem to be most susceptible to the stress of the uncertainty and loss of control due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But lay people are also suffering temporary psychotic episodes caused by the stress of potentially catching the virus.
Symptoms of temporary psychosis are seen in people with no history of mental disorders or psychosis.
An Oklahoma woman shot up a McDonald's on May 6 - injuring four workers - after she was told she couldn't eat inside the dining area because it was closed due to Covid-19. The restaurant was only open for drive thru orders.
Last month an NFL star was nearly killed when his wife caught him cheating with a woman during the lockdown in Austin, Texas.
And earlier this week, a woman, her husband and adult son were arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of a security guard at a Family Dollar store in Flint, Michigan.
Doctors and police expect more incidents of violence as social isolation triggers anxiety, depression and stress in healthy citizens.
If you are suffering from mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), call the National Mental Health Hotline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).