The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of people with severe mental disorders (SMDs)

Expiry Date
: 30/11/2026
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
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This study explores the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and people with SMDs and identifies the links between COVID-19 symptoms and treatments and the societal impact of the pandemic to the exacerbation of symptoms leading to relapse, hospitalisation or emergency care in people with SMD.

Keywords: COVID-19; pandemic; Severe Mental Disorders

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to explore the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on people with SMDs.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The primary and secondary effects of COVID-19 pandemic on people with SMDs.

  2. The extent and nature by which mental health problems were exacerbated by COVID-19 in people with SMDs.
  3. Clinical implications to consider in future pandemics to prevent mental health deterioration in people with SMDs.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
  • You need to pass the quiz to claim your CPD certificate;
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link below to claim your CPD certificate and to update your CPD Manager.

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