The main objective of this study is to investigate how the national shut-down enforced due to the ongoing pandemic has affected individuals receiving treatment for psychotic illnesses at Oslo University Hospital. We will examine the individuals’ subjective experiences of changes in psychotic symptoms, depression, alcohol- and drug abuse, traumatic experiences, quality of life, and functioning in terms of employment or studies. We also aim to examine the individuals’ experiences with the mental health services during the shut-down period, both in terms of quality and accessibility. A secondary objective of the study is to examine therapists’ assessment of the quality of care during the shut-down and the impact this has had on the patient group.
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