Can COVID-19-related anxiety trigger a relapse of schizophrenia?

Alexandra Lynch, Tarun Bastiampillai, Rohan Dhillon

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COVID-19 may have negative effects on mental health related to fear of contracting COVID-19, social distancing impacts, economic effects and continuous media coverage. Patients with schizophrenia may be particularly vulnerable to these negative effects (Holmes et al., 2020). The above is particularly relevant as face-to-face mental health contacts have reduced for patients with schizophrenia during this period.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)732
Number of pages1
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number7
Early online date9 Sep 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021


  • COVID-19
  • anxiety
  • mental health
  • schizophrenia


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