Schizophrenia and the Family Burden During the Pandemic


  • Ioana-Maria Marin JM McGill Ltd., Doncaster, United Kingdom
  • Maria Petropolou General Hospital of Karditsa, Pharmacy Department, Greece
  • Liliana Baroiu Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Galati, Romania
  • Ana-Catalina Chirosca University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
  • Lucretia Anghel Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Galati, Romania
  • Liliana Luca Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Galati, Romania



family burden, pandemic, schizophrenia


This article focuses on the issue of the burden that families with people with schizophrenia in care are confronted with. The pandemic caused significant disruption to the family dynamics of people caring for individuals with schizophrenia due to their higher risk of infection and worse outcomes. Families with patients with schizophrenia should pay close attention to detect both respiratory and psychiatric symptoms as early as possible. They may need health care professional support, guidance and help to prevent COVID-19 infection among people diagnosed with schizophrenia. However, the issue of the difficulties that families with people diagnosed with schizophrenia face remains a serious matter.


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How to Cite

Marin, I.-M. ., Petropolou, M., Baroiu, L., Chirosca , A.-C., Anghel, L. ., & Luca, L. (2020). Schizophrenia and the Family Burden During the Pandemic. BRAIN. Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience, 11(3Sup1), 89-97.

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