Heightened risk factors in the midst of the pandemic: Supporting individuals with psychosis during COVID-19

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Abstract

Purpose: This article aims to describe distinct vulnerabilities to the psychosocial stress from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on individuals with psychosis and provide practical ways to reduce the vulnerabilities. Conclusion: Societal changes and stress have come in the wake of the COVID-19. Individuals with psychosis are more susceptible to stress, cognitive biases, and lack social support. Practitioners working with individuals with psychosis are in a unique position to offer ways to reduce risk. Practice Implications: Care during the pandemic requires practitioners to pay particular attention to magnified risk factors to individuals with psychosis and create a plan to offer adjunct support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Early online dateJul 1 2021
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2021

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Keywords

  • coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • pandemic
  • psychosis
  • schizophrenia
  • severe mental illness
  • word

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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