Title

The impact of COVID-19 on individuals living with serious mental illness

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date

2020-05-27

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Infectious Disease | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Virus Diseases

Abstract

On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) characterized COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, a global pandemic. As the number of COVID-19 cases increase exponentially in the U.S., there has been much effort on minimizing the spread of the disease via the implementation of social distancing practices, which can be stressful for everyone including individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression.

Keywords

COVID-19, Pandemic, Serious mental illness, Social distancing

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.schres.2020.05.054

Source

Hamada K, Fan X. The impact of COVID-19 on individuals living with serious mental illness [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 27]. Schizophr Res. 2020;S0920-9964(20)30334-0. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2020.05.054. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Schizophrenia research

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

32473931

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