This review highlights the importance of appropriate management of psychiatric aspects of COVID-19. The authors consider that paying insufficient attention to such issues could have serious implications for patients’ mental wellbeing.
In the review, the authors discuss the serious clinical challenges posed by COVID-19 systemic inflammation that can affect the central nervous system and aggravate mental health disorders.
Steardo, L., Steardo, L. & Verkhratsky, A. Psychiatric face of COVID-19. Transl Psychiatry 10, 261 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41398-020-00949-5
About Luca Steardo MAE
Luca Steardo is a Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy at the SAPIENZA University of Rome. He is an elected member of the Council of the Italian Society of Pharmacology and Selected Reviewer for the Italian Ministry of Education. He was elected to the Academia Europaea in 2015.
About Alex Verkhratsky MAE
Alex Verkhratsky is a Professor of Neurophysiology at the University of Manchester. Since 2012 he is Adjunct Director of Achucarro Basque Centre for Neuroscience in Bilbao. He became a member of the Academia Europaea in 2003 and in 2013 a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
Luca Steardo and Alex Verkhratsky, along with Robert Zorec MAE, have published a commentary entitled ‘Neuroinfection may contribute to pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of COVID-19’. Read more.