The acute impact of the early stages of COVID-19 pandemic in people with pre-existing psychiatric disorders: A systematic review

dc.contributor.authorCarvalho, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorCoelho, Catarina G.
dc.contributor.authorKluwe-Schiavon, Bruno
dc.contributor.authorMagalhães, Juliana
dc.contributor.authorLeite, Jorge
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-12T09:22:15Z
dc.date.available2022-09-12T09:22:15Z
dc.date.issued2022-04-23
dc.description.abstractPeople with pre-pandemic health conditions are more vulnerable and more likely to suffer greater psychosocial impact due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown measures. Thus, the objective of this work was to systematically review the impact of the early stages COVID-19 pandemic on people with pre-existing psychiatric disorders. The search was performed between 23 January and 2 September 2021 in PubMed, PsycINFO, and EMBASE. A total of 4167 published results were identified; however, only 49 were included in this review. Results show that there was considerable heterogeneity among studies, which resulted in a low consensus. However, it seems that the impact of the first stage of the COVID-19 pandemic on psychiatric disorders was two-fold: (1) an overall effect, in which people suffering from psychiatric disorders in general experienced more psychological distress and anxiety when compared to people who had no psychiatric diagnosis, and (2) a condition-specific effect, namely in people suffering from eating disorders and obsessive compulsive disorders. Moreover, the current work highlights that there were also some external factors that were related to worsening symptoms. For instance, unemployment or experiencing work and financial difficulties can be a trigger for greater distress during the pandemic for people with mood disorders, and being alone and in social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic may actually increase substance use and relapse rates. Further studies are needed to prospectively investigate the long-term effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic on people with (pre)-existing psychiatric conditions and on the onset or deterioration of psychiatric-related symptoms in a larger number of participants, as well as exploring the long-term effects of the current pandemic on mental health.pt_PT
dc.identifier.citationCarvalho, S., Coelho, C. G., Kluwe-Schiavon, B., Magalhães, J., & Leite, J. (2022). The acute impact of the early stages of COVID-19 pandemic in people with pre-existing psychiatric disorders: A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(9):5140, 1-36. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19095140. Repositório Institucional UPT. http://hdl.handle.net/11328/4461pt_PT
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19095140pt_PT
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11328/4461
dc.language.isoengpt_PT
dc.peerreviewedyespt_PT
dc.publisherMDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institutept_PT
dc.rightsopen accesspt_PT
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/pt_PT
dc.subjectMental healthpt_PT
dc.subjectPsychiatric disorderspt_PT
dc.subjectCOVID-19 pandemicpt_PT
dc.subjectSystematic reviewpt_PT
dc.titleThe acute impact of the early stages of COVID-19 pandemic in people with pre-existing psychiatric disorders: A systematic reviewpt_PT
dc.typejournal articlept_PT
degois.publication.firstPage1pt_PT
degois.publication.issue9pt_PT
degois.publication.lastPage36pt_PT
degois.publication.titleInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthpt_PT
degois.publication.volume19pt_PT
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