Pandemics and quarantines are known to cause a significant increase in mental health and substance use issues. In the sections below you will find information on how to screen your patients, scripts to use with patients, and resources for patients, including children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients and many specific populations.
All healthcare providers need to be aware of rapidly rising rates of traumatic stress reactions, elder abuse, child abuse, substance abuse, and sleep difficulties during and after the pandemic.
Screening for stress reactions
Pandemics are traumatic for all of us and yet the effects can often be overlooked. Early identification and intervention is critical. Use these age based tools to start these crucial conversations with your patients today.
- Substance Use Disorders
- Screening Tools
- Child Abuse
- Handouts for Patients
General information on impact of pandemics
- Lessons from past pandemics
- Welfare and safety
- Financial hardship and unemployment