Lancet Psychiatry 2021 Jul 15. Epub 2021 Jul 15.
University Psychiatric Hospital Campus Duffel, Duffel, Belgium; Collaborative Antwerp Psychiatric Research Institute, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium. Electronic address:
Background: Mental disorders might be a risk factor for severe COVID-19. We aimed to assess the specific risks of COVID-19-related mortality, hospitalisation, and intensive care unit (ICU) admission associated with any pre-existing mental disorder, and specific diagnostic categories of mental disorders, and exposure to psychopharmacological drug classes.
Methods: In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched Web of Science, Cochrane, PubMed, and PsycINFO databases between Jan 1, 2020, and March 5, 2021, for original studies reporting data on COVID-19 outcomes in patients with psychiatric disorders compared with controls. Read More