An update on psychotic spectrum disorders and disasters

Genevieve P. Jing, Craig L. Katz

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There is conflicting evidence as to the association between disasters and onset of PSD, and further study is needed to elucidate this link. Patients with PSDs are more likely to fare worse during disasters. Novel approaches to delivery of care have helped offset the psychiatric risks to PSD patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. These approaches may be applicable to other disaster scenarios or to general outpatient care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-215
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Disasters
  • Psychotic spectrum disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Severe mental illness
  • Trauma


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