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WHO sieht starken Anstieg bei psychischen Krankheiten durch Corona

Genf – Die Coronapandemie hat zu einem deutlichen Anstieg einiger psychischer Krankheiten geführt. Die Fälle von Depressionen und Angststörungen seien weltweit allein im ersten Pandemiejahr um 25 Prozent gestiegen, berichtete die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) heute bei Vorlage ihres neuen Berichts über mentale Gesundheit. (aerzteblatt.de, 17.06.2022)


The Cathinone Hydra: Increased Cathinone and caffeine adulteration in the English MDMA market after Brexit and COVID-19 lockdowns. 

Pascoe MJ, Radley S, Simmons HTD, Measham F

Drug Science, Policy and Law. January 2022. doi:10.1177/20503245221099209


Opioid-Use, COVID-19 Infection, and Their Neurological Implications. 

Jalodia R, Antoine D, Braniff RG, Dutta RK, Ramakrishnan S, Roy S. 

Front Neurol. 2022 May 23;13:884216. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2022.884216. PMID: 35677336; PMCID: PMC9169980.


Suicide among users of mental health and addiction services in the first 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic: observational study using national registry data. 

Walby FA, Myhre MØ, Mehlum L. 

BJPsych Open. 2022 Jun 9;8(4):e111. doi: 10.1192/bjo.2022.510. PMID: 35678470; PMCID: PMC9203361.


The Implication of the First Wave of COVID-19 on Mental Health: Results from a Portuguese Sample. 

Quintas J, Guerreiro A, de Carvalho MJL, Duarte V, Pedro AR, Gama AF, Keygnaert I, Dias S. 

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 May 26;19(11):6489. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19116489. PMID: 35682079; PMCID: PMC9180313.


Covid-19 and Ukrainian Crisis Exponentiates the Need for the Inclusion of Conflict and Disaster Medicine in Medical Curriculum. 

Jain N, Prasad S, Bordeniuc A, Tanasov A, Cheuk CP, Panag DS, S Wia Tek D, Platos E, Betka MM, Senica SO, Patel S, Czárth ZC, Jain S, Reinis A. 

J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2022 Apr 26;9:23821205221096347. doi: 10.1177/23821205221096347. PMID: 35493964; PMCID: PMC9052223.


The Association of Opium Abuse with Mortality Amongst Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients in Iranian Population. 

Mirahmadizadeh A, Heiran A, Dadvar A, Moradian MJ, Sharifi MH, Sahebi R. 

J Prev (2022). 2022 Jun 2:1–13. doi: 10.1007/s10935-022-00687-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35653048; PMCID: PMC9161650.


Trend analysis of drug overdose deaths before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Chen C, Shen S. 

Am J Transl Res. 2022 Apr 15;14(4):2685-2688. PMID: 35559402; PMCID: PMC9091116.


A cross-section observational study on the seroprevalence of antibodies to COVID-19 in patients receiving opiate agonist treatment. 

Fenton F, Stokes S, Eagleton M. 

Ir J Med Sci. 2022 Jun;191(3):1053-1058. doi: 10.1007/s11845-021-02660-w. Epub 2021 Jul 9. Erratum in: Ir J Med Sci. 2021 Aug 26;: PMID: 34241774; PMCID: PMC8267507.


Risk Factors Associated with Severe/Critical COVID-19 in People Living with HIV-1. 

Bachelard A, Sautereau A, Digumber M, Isernia V, Phung B, Lehur AC, Gac SL, Landman R, Yazdanpanah Y, Ghosn J. 

Int J Infect Dis. 2022 May 29:S1201-9712(22)00320-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.05.055. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35649498; PMCID: PMC9148438.


Kanada. COVID-19 increased risk of overdose due to poorer drug quality: SFU study 

B.C. declared a public health emergency due to rising overdose deaths in 2016. Deaths from illicit drug toxicity reached record highs in 2020 and 2021, with 1,768 and 2,236 deaths respectively. (Vancouver Sun, Kanada, 11.05.2022)


Factors associated with perceived decline in the quality of drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from community-recruited cohorts of people who use drugs in Vancouver, Canada. 

McAdam E, Hayashi K, Dong H, Cui Z, Sedgemore KO, Dietze P, Phillips P, Wilson D, Milloy MJ, DeBeck K. 

Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Apr 25;236:109471. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2022.109471. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35489180; PMCID: PMC9043624.


Evaluation of Trends in Alcohol Use Disorder–Related Mortality in the US Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Yeo YH, He X, Ting P, et al. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(5):e2210259. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.10259


USA: Mehr Alkoholtote während der Pandemie

Los Angeles – Die Zahl der US-Amerikaner, die an den Folgen einer Alkoholsucht gestorben sind, ist in den ersten beiden Jahren der Pandemie vor allem in jüngeren Altersgruppen deutlich angestiegen. Dies geht aus einer Analyse der Totenscheine in JAMA Network Open (2022; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.10259) hervor. (aerzteblatt.de, 17.05.2022)


Mental Health and Substance Use Among Ukrainian "Help Profession" Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Pavlenko V, Kurapov A, Drozdov A, Korchakova N, Reznik A, Isralowitz R. 

Int J Ment Health Addict. 2022 May 3:1-4. doi: 10.1007/s11469-022-00831-z. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35531309; PMCID: PMC9063613.


Evaluation of Trends in Alcohol Use Disorder-Related Mortality in the US Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Yeo YH, He X, Ting PS, Zu J, Almario CV, Spiegel BMR, Ji F. 

JAMA Netw Open. 2022 May 2;5(5):e2210259. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.10259. PMID: 35507347; PMCID: PMC9069253.


The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on peer specialists. 

Wright AC, Kritikos K, Bhiku K, LeFeber L, Skiest H, Whitman A, Browne J, Arntz D, Fortuna KL, Mueser KT, Cather C. 

Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2022 May 5. doi: 10.1037/prj0000517. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35511511.


Enhancing the capacity of the mental health and substance use health workforce to meet population needs: insights from a facilitated virtual policy dialogue. 

Leslie K, Bartram M, Atanackovic J, Chamberland-Rowe C, Tulk C, Bourgeault IL. 

Health Res Policy Syst. 2022 May 7;20(1):51. doi: 10.1186/s12961-022-00857-8. PMID: 35525981; PMCID: PMC9077339.


Changes in Alcohol Use in Denmark during the Initial Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Further Evidence of Polarization of Drinking Responses. 

Bloomfield K, Kilian C, Manthey J, Rehm J, Brummer J, Grittner U. 

Eur Addict Res. 2022 May 11:1-12. doi: 10.1159/000524379. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35545059.


Clinical features of, and risk factors for, severe or fatal COVID-19 among people living with HIV admitted to hospital: analysis of data from the WHO Global Clinical Platform of COVID-19

Bertagnolio, Silvia et al.

The Lancet HIV, Volume 0, Issue 0 


Alcohol Use of German Adults during Different Pandemic Phases: Repeated Cross-Sectional Analyses in the COVID-19 Snapshot Monitoring Study (COSMO). 

Koeger M, Schillok H, Voss S, Coenen M, Merkel C, Jung-Sievers C, On Behalf Of The Cosmo Study Team. 

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 May 1;19(9):5489. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19095489. PMID: 35564883; PMCID: PMC9099585.


Economic Challenges and Behavioral and Mental Health Risks for Overdose during the COVID-19 Pandemic among People Who Inject Drugs. 

Williams LD, Lee E, Latkin C, Mackesy-Amiti ME, Kaufmann M, Copulsky E, Kaplan C, Boodram B.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Apr 28;19(9):5351. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19095351. PMID: 35564746; PMCID: PMC9101403.


New Psychoactive Substances and receding COVID-19 pandemic: really going back to “normal”?

Napoletano S, Basile G, Lo Faro AF, Negro F. 

Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2022 May 11 [cited 2022 May 21];93(2):e2022186. 


Suizide in Deutschland während der COVID-19-Pandemie - Eine Analyse auf der Grundlage von Daten zu elf Millionen Einwohnern 2017–2021

Suicides in Germany during the COVID-19 pandemic—an analysis based on data from 11 million inhabitants, 2017–2021

Radeloff D, Genuneit J, Bachmann CJ:

Dtsch Arztebl Int 2022; 119: (online first). DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.m2022.0198.


Structural and community changes during COVID-19 and their effects on overdose precursors among rural people who use drugs: a mixed-methods analysis. 

Walters, S.M., Bolinski, R.S., Almirol, E. et al.

Addict Sci Clin Pract 17, 24 (2022). doi.org/10.1186/s13722-022-00303-8


Estimating the distribution of COVID-19-susceptible, -recovered, and -vaccinated individuals in Germany up to April 2022

Benjamin F. Maier, Annika H. Rose, Angelique Burdinski, Pascal Klamser, Hannelore Neuhauser, Ole Wichmann, Lars Schaade, Lothar H. Wieler, Dirk Brockmann

medRxiv 2022.04.19.22274030; doi: doi.org/10.1101/2022.04.19.22274030 

This article is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed [what does this mean?]. It reports new medical research that has yet to be evaluated and so should not be used to guide clinical practice.


Drug Overdoses During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Recently Homeless Individuals. 

Liu, M, Richard, L, Campitelli, MA, Nisenbaum, R, Dosani, N, Dhalla, IA, et al. 

Addiction. 2022; 117: 1692– 1701. doi.org/10.1111/add.15823 


Self-reported mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic and its association with alcohol and cannabis use: a latent class analysis. 

Somé NH, Wells S, Felsky D, Hamilton HA, Ali S, Elton-Marshall T, Rehm J. 

BMC Psychiatry. 2022 Apr 30;22(1):306. doi: 10.1186/s12888-022-03917-z. PMID: 35490222; PMCID: PMC9055215.


COVID 19 and the Opioid Epidemic: An Analysis of Clinical Outcomes During COVID 19. 

Ezie C, Badolato R, Rockas M, Nafiz R, Sands B, Wolkin A, Farahmand P. 

Subst Abuse. 2022 Apr 22;16:11782218221085590. doi: 10.1177/11782218221085590. PMID: 35480781; PMCID: PMC9036332.


The Impact of COVID-19 on Self-Reported Substance Use, Well-Being, and Functioning Among United States Veterans: A Cross-Sectional Study. 

Reilly ED, Chamberlin ES, Duarte BA, Harris JI, Shirk SD, Kelly MM. 

Front Psychol. 2022 Apr 11;13:812247. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.812247. PMID: 35478735; PMCID: PMC9035845.