Medscape March 9, 2022
Dr Rob Hicks

Researchers have shown how those with long-term mental health issues experienced threats that left their support structures damaged, or removed, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the small study, published in the Community Mental Health Journal , researchers from the University of Huddersfield set out to explore the impact of pandemic restrictions on the experience and challenges for people living with long-term mental health problems who, prior to the pandemic, had accessed support from community-based third sector providers of psychosocial support.

The authors explained how their research focussed on participants’ experiences of lockdown and periods of reduced social contact, with particular attention paid to the impact of the pandemic on recovery and how participants managed their mental health difficulties.

“The question...

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