PSYCHIATRIC Disorders and Covid-19

  • End date
    Jan 1, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Nantes University Hospital
Updated on 25 January 2021
coronavirus infection


Given the possible risks and complications of a comorbidity between psychiatric disorder and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it seems particularly important to specify the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in patients with psychiatric disorders and suspected of infection, hospitalized in a specific unit, at the psychiatric, somatic and pharmacological level.


COVID-19's possible impact on psychiatric disorders has been little studied. However, patients with psychiatric disorders may be at higher risk of COVID-19 contamination, may experience delayed treatment when infected, may have a poor prognosis in terms of complications and success of treatment for COVID-19 but also for the underlying psychiatric disorder which could be exacerbated, and finally their psychotropic pharmacological treatment could be impacted by the inflammatory state linked to COVID-19.

The present study is an observatory of patients with psychiatric disorders and suspected to be infected by the COVID-19, hospitalized in a specific unit dedicated to the treatment of this comorbidity in the University Hospital of Nantes (France). The primary objective is to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the level of acute traumatic stress response. Secondary objectives include: (i) a description of the sample included; (ii) an assessment of the clinical evolution of these patients 4-6 weeks after admission; (iii) to investigate the links between the levels of stress, peritraumatic distress, and traumatic stress (whether it is acute or has evolved into a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)); (iv) to investigate the links between resilience and coping on the one hand, and stress, peritraumatic distress and traumatic stress (acute or PTSD) on the other hand; and (v) to measure the impact of COVID infection and of the reduction on the residual plasma concentrations of psychotropic medications (especially antipsychotics and lithium).

Condition Mental illness, Psychological Disorders, COVID19, psychiatric disorder, psychiatric illness, mental disorder, psychiatric disorders, mental disorders, psychological disorder, psychiatric diseases, psychiatric disease, mental disease
Treatment Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale, Impact of Event Scale-Revised, Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale 10 items (CD-RISC 10)
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04358042
SponsorNantes University Hospital
Last Modified on25 January 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

All patients hospitalized in the PROTECTION COVID-19 PSY unit from the Nantes University Hospital may be included, without maximum age limit
Minors, pregnant or nursing women, and patients under guardianship and
tutorship may be included, taking into account the study population and the
low risks and constraints of the study (observatory)

Exclusion Criteria

minors under 15 years
safeguard of justice
inability to consent (non-opposition)
not mastering the reading and writing of the French language well enough
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