Psychiatry Grand Rounds: “What is COVID Depression?”

Karen Swartz, M.D. highlights key findings from national surveys conducted during the COVID pandemic. “COVID depression” is a heterogeneous mix of symptoms. At risk are young adults, essential workers, minority groups, and those with financial hardships. The mental health system’s ability to screen and identify individuals with worsening or new symptoms and timely referral for evaluations would be one of the steps to manage the psychological and psychiatric consequences of this pandemic. This is a six-minute synopsis of the hour-long presentation that Dr. Swartz presented at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Psychiatry Grand Rounds on “What is COVID Depression?”

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Karen Lee Swartz, MD.

Karen Lee Swartz, MD

Karen L. Swartz, M.D., received her B.A. from Princeton University and her M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  She completed her psychiatry residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she served as chief resident. ...

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