Hao (@haoluo429)and I (@CarmenOT) would like to invite you to take part to a new OHDSI study aiming to characterize mental health vulnerable groups before and during the covid-19 pandemic.
This is a current use case study within the Psychiatry Work Group (@shilparatwani, @KennethMan, @profianwong, @wallislau )
The mental health effects of COVID-19 may vary across populations. Specific sections of the population are suspected to be more vulnerable than others to the psychological, social, and neuropsychiatric effects. This study will examine the mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic across vulnerable groups, including people with established psychiatric disorders including dementia and neurodevelopmental disorders.
The study itself has two objectives:
1 - Characterize individuals with mental health conditions before the COVID-19 pandemic
2 - Obtain the prevalence of psychotropic drug use in people with existing mental health issues and neurodevelopmental disorders before and during the pandemic.
The fist objective can be obtained running the package in our GitHub repository: Cervello
We are aiming to obtain the first objective results by the 11th of February.
Please let us know if you would like to be involved, all the participants will be added as co-authors when we will submit the manuscript.
Looking forward to working with you!
Carmen Olga Torre