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Folgen der COVID-19-Pandemie für Menschen mit Schizophrenie, Demenz und Abhängigkeitserkrankungen [Consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for people with schizophrenia, dementia and substance use disorders]. 

Adorjan K, Haussmann R, Rauen K, Pogarell O. 

Nervenarzt. 2021 Mar 29:1–8. German. doi: 10.1007/s00115-021-01105-0. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33779773; PMCID: PMC8006113.


Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in the Era of COVID-19

The Impact of the Pandemic on Communities of Color: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief

National Academy of Sciences, USA, MÄRZ 2021


The association between food insecurity and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Fang D, Thomsen MR, Nayga RM Jr. 

BMC Public Health. 2021 Mar 29;21(1):607. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-10631-0. PMID: 33781232; PMCID: PMC8006138.


Sex Workers and Syndemics: A Population Vulnerable to HIV and COVID-19. 

Rogers BG, Paradis-Burnett A, Nagel K, Yolken A, Strong SH, Arnold T, Napoleon SC, Maynard M, Sosnowy C, Murphy M, Daley Ndoye C, Holcomb R, Schierberl Scherr A, Pinkston M, Chan PA. 

Arch Sex Behav. 2021 Mar 23:1–10. doi: 10.1007/s10508-021-01940-x. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33759058; PMCID: PMC7987117.


Modeling SARS-CoV-2 infection in individuals with opioid use disorder with brain organoids. 

Willner MJ, Xiao Y, Kim HS, Chen X, Xu B, Leong KW. 

J Tissue Eng. 2021 Feb 26;12:2041731420985299. doi: 10.1177/2041731420985299. PMID: 33738089; PMCID: PMC7934045.


COVID-19 and the Opioid Epidemic: Two Public Health Emergencies That Intersect With Chronic Pain. 

Manchikanti L, Vanaparthy R, Atluri S, Sachdeva H, Kaye AD, Hirsch JA. 

Pain Ther. 2021 Mar 14:1–18. doi: 10.1007/s40122-021-00243-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33718982; PMCID: PMC7955940.


Inequalities in general practice remote consultations: A systematic review. 

Parker R, Figures E, Paddison C, Matheson J, Blane D, Ford J. 

BJGP Open. 2021 Mar 12:BJGPO.2021.0040. doi: 10.3399/BJGPO.2021.0040. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33712502.


Patterns of alcohol and drug utilization in trauma patients during the COVID-19 pandemic at six trauma centers. 

McGraw C, Salottolo K, Carrick M, Lieser M, Madayag R, Berg G, Banton K, Hamilton D, Bar-Or D. 

Inj Epidemiol. 2021 Mar 22;8(1):24. doi: 10.1186/s40621-021-00322-0. PMID: 33752758; PMCID: PMC7983106.


The political economy of drug and alcohol regulation during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Redford A, Dills AK. 

South Econ J. 2021 Feb 18:10.1002/soej.12496. doi: 10.1002/soej.12496. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33821052; PMCID: PMC8014743.


COPD and the risk of poor outcomes in COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Gerayeli, Firoozeh V. et al.

EClinicalMedicine, Volume 33, 100789 


CDC Covid-19. Substance use disorders 

Having a substance use disorder (such as alcohol, opioid, or cocaine use disorder) can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. (CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA, 28.03.2021)


Digital tools for mental health in a crisis

The Lancet Digital Health, Volume 3, Issue 4, e204 


Aktualisierter Cochrane Review bewertet Zuverlässigkeit von Schnelltests zum Nachweis von COVID-19

(…) Der Review zeigt, dass Antigen-Schnelltests bei Menschen mit Symptomen besser geeignet sind, Fälle von COVID-19 korrekt zu identifizieren als bei symptomlosen Personen. Es gibt große Unterschiede in der Genauigkeit der Tests verschiedener Hersteller, wobei nur sehr wenige die von der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) festgelegten Mindeststandards erfüllen. (Cochrane Deutschland, 24.03.2021)


Seroprevalence and risk factors of exposure to COVID-19 in homeless people in Paris, France: a cross-sectional study

Roederer, Thomas et al.

The Lancet Public Health, Volume 6, Issue 4, e202 - e209 


Sondererhebung Deutschland-Barometer Depression: 2. Lockdown verschlechtert Krankheitsverlauf und Versorgung von psychisch Erkrankten massiv

Die Corona-Maßnahmen führen zu massiven Einschnitten in der Versorgung psychisch erkrankter Menschen und zu einer wegbrechenden Alltagsstruktur, die für diese Patienten besonders wichtig ist. Aktuell berichten deshalb 44% der Menschen mit diagnostizierter Depression von einer Verschlechterung ihres Krankheitsverlaufs in den letzten 6 Monaten bis hin zu Suizidversuchen. Auch für die Allgemeinbevölkerung ohne psychische Erkrankung ist die Situation aktuell deutlich belastender als im 1. Lockdown. (Deutsche Depressionshilfe, 23.03.2021)


Supporting people leaving prisons during COVID-19: perspectives from peer health mentors. 

McLeod KE, Timler K, Korchinski M, Young P, Milkovich T, McBride C, Young G, Wardell W, Condello LL, Buxton JA, Janssen PA, Martin RE. 

Int J Prison Health. 2021 Feb 17;ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print). doi: 10.1108/IJPH-09-2020-0069. PMID: 33656310.


USA. Substance use during the pandemic

The ongoing stress and uncertainty of COVID-19 have led to increased demand for mental health services from psychologists in the United States—but conditions like anxiety and depression aren’t the only mental health issues people are facing. Experts say misuse of opioids and stimulants is also on the rise—and psychologists are in a good position to help.

(American Psychological Association, Vol. 52 No. 2, Print version: page 22)

Opioid and stimulant use is on the rise—how can psychologists and other clinicians help a greater number of patients struggling with drug use? 


Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: Ethical concerns for the treatment of individuals with substance use disorders in India. 

Mahintamani T, Ghosh A. 

Indian J Psychiatry. 2020 Sep-Oct;62(5):606-607. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_376_20. Epub 2020 Oct 10. PMID: 33678857; PMCID: PMC7909028.


Prisons and COVID-19: Lessons from an ongoing crisis 

Author: Alexander Söderholm

IDPC u.a., UK, Briefing Paper, März 2021


Changes in Drug Use Patterns during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Italy: Monitoring a Vulnerable Group by Hair Analysis. 

Gili A, Bacci M, Aroni K, Nicoletti A, Gambelunghe A, Mercurio I, Gambelunghe C. 

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Feb 18;18(4):1967. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18041967. PMID: 33670560; PMCID: PMC7922660.


Stigma and Discrimination During COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Bhanot D, Singh T, Verma SK, Sharad S. 

Front Public Health. 2021 Jan 12;8:577018. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.577018. PMID: 33585379; PMCID: PMC7874150.


Identifying New/Emerging Psychoactive Substances at the Time of COVID-19; A Web-Based Approach. 

Catalani V, Arillotta D, Corkery JM, Guirguis A, Vento A, Schifano F. 

Front Psychiatry. 2021 Feb 9;11:632405. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.632405. PMID: 33633599; PMCID: PMC7900492.


A rapid review of the impacts of "Big Events" on risks, harms, and service delivery among people who use drugs: Implications for responding to COVID-19. 

Zolopa C, Hoj S, Bruneau J, Meeson JS, Minoyan N, Raynault MF, Makarenko I, Larney S. 

Int J Drug Policy. 2021 Jan 20:103127. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103127. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33549464; PMCID: PMC7816610.


COVID-19-Krankheitslast in Deutschland im Jahr 2020 - Durch Tod und Krankheit verlorene Lebensjahre im Verlauf der Pandemie

The COVID-19 disease burden in Germany in 2020—years of life lost to death and disease over the course of the pandemic

Rommel, Alexander; von der Lippe, Elena; Plaß, Dietrich; Ziese, Thomas; Diercke, Michaela; an der Heiden, Matthias; Haller, Sebastian; Wengler, Annelene

Dtsch Arztebl Int 2021; 118: 145-51; DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.m2021.0147


Alcohol and Society 2021: Alcohol and the coronavirus pandemic: individual, societal and policy perspectives. 

Andreasson S, Chikritzhs T, Dangardt F, Holder H, Naimi T, Sherk A, Stockwell T. (2021). 

Stockholm: Swedish Society of Nursing, SFAM, SAFF, CERA, The Swedish Society of Addiction Medicine, SIGHT, Movendi International & IOGT-NTO


Smoking and COVID-19: The Real Deal. 

Michelle N Eakin, Enid Neptune. 

Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 2021; DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202012-1537PS


Vulnerable Populations: Weathering the Pandemic Storm.

Salisbury-Afshar EM, Rich JD, Adashi EY. 

Am J Prev Med. 2020 Jun;58(6):892-894. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2020.04.002. Epub 2020 Apr 22. PMID: 32371018; PMCID: PMC7174188.


All-Cause Excess Mortality and COVID-19-Related Mortality Among US Adults Aged 25-44 Years, March-July 2020. 

Faust JS, Krumholz HM, Du C, Mayes KD, Lin Z, Gilman C, Walensky RP. 

JAMA. 2021 Feb 23;325(8):785-787. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.24243. PMID: 33325994; PMCID: PMC7745134.


Adapting inpatient addiction medicine consult services during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Harris MTH, Peterkin A, Bach P, Englander H, Lapidus E, Rolley T, Weimer MB, Weinstein ZM. 

Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2021 Feb 24;16(1):13. doi: 10.1186/s13722-021-00221-1. PMID: 33627183; PMCID: PMC7903401.