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COVID-19, Mobile Health and Serious Mental Illness

Published time: 15 April 2020

Authors: John Torous, Matcheri Keshavan

Keywords: coronavirus, COVID-19, mental health


As the COVID-19 global pandemic rapidly expands, the potential of digital health for mental health has become urgently apparent. The surge in interest and use of digital health to meet the demands of patients in quarantine, with social and physical distancing restrictions, and a lack of in-person care has centered on anxiety and depression – and largely ignored those with serious mental illnesses (SMI) such as psychotic disorders. Adapting digital health to the needs of SMI patients is an emergent need.

COVID-19, mobile health and serious mental illness



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