Impact Papers in Psychiatry During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presented by:
Dr. Ramy Bolis, MD; Connor Burnside, DO; Pauline Chen, MD; Bryan Erb, MD; Amanda Mihalik-Wenger, MD; Meena Nuthi, MD; Robert Scholl, DO; Kelvin Tran, MD; Justin Wenger, MD
Senior Residents
Department of Psychiatry

University of Florida

Faculty Disclosure:

Drs. Bolis, Burnside, Chen, Erb, Mihalik-Wenger, Nuthi, Scholl, Tran, & Wenger have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Release Date: 8/14/22
Expiration Date:  8/13/25

Target Audience: All physicians

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify important papers in psychiatry related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss impact.
  2. Recognize the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health of patients with pre-existing mental health conditions.
  3. Review impact of co-occurring psychiatric disorders and effect on morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 infection.
  4. Summarize treatment guidelines for the management of delirium related to COVID-19 infection.


Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Resource(s) for further study:

  1. Susanna Gobbi, Martyna Beata Plomecka, Zainab Ashraf, Piotr Radziński, Rachael Neckels, Samuel Lazzeri, Alisa Dedić, Asja Bakalović, Lejla Hrustic, Beata Skórko, Sarvin Es haghi, Kirstina Almazidou, Luis Rodríguez-Pino, A. Beyza Alp, Hafsa Jabeen, Verena Waller, Dana Shibli, Mehdi A. Behnam, Ahmed Hussain Arshad, Zofia Barańczuk-Turska, Zeeshan Haq, Salah U. Qureshi and Ali Jawaid. Worsening of Preexisting Psychiatric Conditions During the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2020.
  2. Kotfis K, Williams Roberson S, Wilson JE, Dabrowski W, Pun BT, Ely EW. COVID-19: ICU delirium management during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Crit Care. 2020 Apr 28;24(1):176.
  3. Ceban, Felicia; Nogo, Danica; Carvalho, Isidro. Association between mood disorders and risk of COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and death: A systematic review and Meta analysis.” JAMA Psychiatry. 2021.

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