The mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with and without depressive, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorders: a longitudinal study of three Dutch case-control cohorts

The British Journal of Psychiatry

Fecha de publiacación: 8 de diciembre de 2020


Autores: Kuan-Yu Pan, PhD , Almar A L Kok, PhD, Merijn Eikelenboom, LLM, Melany Horsfall, MSc, Frederike Jörg, PhD, Rob A Luteijn, MSc, Didi Rhebergen, PhD, Prof Patricia van Oppen, PhD, Erik J Giltay, MD *, Prof Brenda W J H Penninx, PhD *


The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in people with pre-existing mental health disorders is unclear. In three psychiatry case-control cohorts, we compared the perceived mental health impact and coping and changes in depressive symptoms, anxiety, worry, and loneliness before and during the COVID-19 pandemic between people with and without lifetime depressive, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorders.

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