Journal article

The COVID-19 outbreak and psychiatric hospitals in China: managing challenges through mental health service reform

Yu-Tao Xiang, Yan-Jie Zhao, Zi-Han Liu, Xiao-Hong Li, Na Zhao, Teris Cheung, Chee H Ng

International Journal of Biological Sciences | IVYSPRING INT PUBL | Published : 2020

Abstract

Recently, more than 300 Chinese patients with psychiatric disorders were diagnosed with the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Possible reasons quoted in the report were the lack of caution regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in January and insufficient supplies of protective gear. We outlined major challenges for patients with psychiatric disorders and mental health professionals during the COVID-19 outbreak, and also discussed how to manage these challenges through further mental health service reform in China.

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by National Science and Technology Major Project for investigational new drug


Awarded by Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission


Awarded by University of Macau


Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported by the National Science and Technology Major Project for investigational new drug (2018ZX09201-014), the Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission (No. Z181100001518005), and the University of Macau (MYRG2019-00066-FHS).