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International Journal of Biological Sciences ; 16(13):2265-2270, 2020.
Article | WHO COVID | ID: covidwho-689141


The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic in China has presented substantial challenges to traditional forms of mental health service delivery This review summarizes the expert consensus on the mental health treatment and services for severe psychiatric disorders during the COVID-19 outbreak developed by the Chinese Society of Psychiatry and other academic associations The Expert Recommendations on Managing Patients with Mental Disorders during a Serious Infectious Disease Outbreak (COVID-19) outline the appropriate measures for psychiatric hospitals or psychiatric units in general hospitals, including the delivery of outpatient, inpatient, and community mental health services The Expert Recommendations on Internet and Telehealth in Psychiatry during Major Public Health Crises (COVID-19) describe the assessment and treatment issues of internet-based mental health services during the COVID-19 outbreak The expert consensus recommendations provide guidance for mental health professionals in managing psychiatric services during the COVID-19 outbreak in China The experiences from China in addressing the challenges in the management of major psychiatric disorders may be useful and relevant to other countries who are combating the COVID-19 pandemic

Int J Biol Sci ; 16(10): 1741-1744, 2020.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-24913


Recently, more than 300 Chinese patients with psychiatric disorders were diagnosed with the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Possible reasons quoted in the report were the lack of caution regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in January and insufficient supplies of protective gear. We outlined major challenges for patients with psychiatric disorders and mental health professionals during the COVID-19 outbreak, and also discussed how to manage these challenges through further mental health service reform in China.

Betacoronavirus , Coronavirus Infections/psychology , Mental Disorders/complications , Mental Health Services/organization & administration , Mental Health Services/supply & distribution , Pneumonia, Viral/psychology , China/epidemiology , Coronavirus Infections/complications , Disease Outbreaks , Health Care Reform , Hospitals, Psychiatric , Humans , Pandemics , Pneumonia, Viral/complications , Psychiatry , Quarantine/psychology
Lancet Infect Dis ; 2020 Mar 26.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-22263