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Are psychiatric drugs compatible with COVID-19 treatments?

People hospitalised due to COVID-19 often have psychological distress that requires treatment, in addition to treatment for COVID-19. If these patients also have mental health problems, their usual psychiatric drug treatment needs to be combined with the drugs for COVID-19. In many cases a problem arises: the administration of both types of medicines may put the person’s health at risk. What is the safest way to administer both treatments?

Stock image of the attention to COVID-19 patients in Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. Photographer Francisco Avia