A COVID-19 Intervention Aiding the Mentally Ill and Homeless

published on January 18, 2022 by Mary Stroka in Psychiatry Advisor

A search of 19 electronic databases yielded 1 study that described a strategy that met the eligibility criteria of researchers seeking interventions to support self-isolation and mandated COVID-19 quarantine for people with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). Their findings were published in Psychiatric Research & Clinical Practice.

The researchers considered all psychiatric disorder categories as SPMIs and any interventions designed to support self-isolation or mandatory quarantine for COVID-19, including comparisons of interventions.

They searched for peer-reviewed literature through PubMed, MEDLINE, PsychINFO, Cochrane, Embase, and they reviewed the websites of the following addictions and psychiatric institutions: the American Psychiatric Association, the Canadian Psychiatric Association, British Columbia Center for Substance Use, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine. The investigators also searched reference lists of studies and reviews and unpublished, ongoing trials on the FDA website and the World Health Organization International Clinical Trial Registry…

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