The COVID-19 Global Pandemic: Implications for People With Schizophrenia and Related Disorders

“The coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) global pandemic has already had an unprecedented impact on populations around the world and is anticipated to have a disproportionate burden on people with schizophrenia and related disorders.” Read the full article from the Schizophrenia Bulletin.

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COVID-19 Global Pandemic: Implications for People With Schizophrenia and Related Disorders

Multiple factors increase the risk of poor outcomes from COVID-19 in people with schizophrenia. Smoking, which is prevalent in more than 60% of people with schizophrenia, may increase the risk of disease progression and severe complications from COVID-19, including death, via its effects on lung health and immune responsiveness.