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The Pandemic Continues: Treating the Seriously Mentally Ill

Roy Chengappa, MD, is professor of psychiatry and medical director/chief of Comprehensive Recovery Services at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. This service includes care for 5,000 to 10,000 serious, chronically mentally ill patients. Kimberly Clinebell, MD, is major clinician at the Pathways, a long-term structural residence and locked community setting. This podcast describes continuing treatment of these patients given the necessity of social distancing and isolation, including continuing clozapine and injection treatments.

Released: 8/28/2020

References

Dan Siskind, MBBS, et al. Pharmacology for the Clinician Consensus statement on the use of clozapine during the COVID-19 pandemic Psychiatry Neurosci 2020;45(4):45-4-200061 | PDF

Geller JL, Abi Zeid Daou, Patients With SMI in the Age of COVID-19: What Psychiatrists Need to Know https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.pn.2020.4b39 ; Published Online:7 Apr 2020

Brown, R. Gray, S. Lo Monaco, et al., The potential impact of COVID-19 on psychosis: A rapid review of contemporary epidemic and pandemic research Schizophrenia Research, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2020.05.005

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