COVID-19: Psychiatric Patients May Be Among the Hardest Hit

Pauline Anderson, ‘COVID-19: Psychiatric Patients May Be Among the Hardest Hit’, https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/928416, Medscape (April 09, 2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic represents a looming crisis for patients with severe mental illness (SMI) and the healthcare systems that serve them. (…) You have to keep an eye on these overlapping circles of vulnerable populations: those with disabilities in general and people with serious mental illness in particular; people who are poor; and people who have limited social networks. (…) It’s important for patients with SMI to have up-to-date, accurate information about mitigating risk and knowing when to seek medical treatment for COVID-19.

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Dr Benjamin Druss