Schizophrenia and the Family Burden During the Pandemic
Keywords: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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