Multidisciplinary research priorities for the COVID-19 pandemic: a call for action for mental health science.

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Published in Lancet Psychiatry on April 15, 2020


Emily A Holmes1, Rory C O'Connor2, V Hugh Perry3, Irene Tracey4, Simon Wessely5, Louise Arseneault5, Clive Ballard6, Helen Christensen7, Roxane Cohen Silver8, Ian Everall5, Tamsin Ford9, Ann John10, Thomas Kabir11, Kate King12, Ira Madan13, Susan Michie14, Andrew K Przybylski15, Roz Shafran16, Angela Sweeney17, Carol M Worthman18, Lucy Yardley19, Katherine Cowan20, Claire Cope21, Matthew Hotopf22, Ed Bullmore23

Author Affiliations

1: Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
2: Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.
3: UK Dementia Research Institute, University College London, London, UK.
4: Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
5: Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK.
6: University of Exeter Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.
7: Black Dog Institute, Sydney, Australia.
8: Department of Psychological Science, Department of Medicine, and Program in Public Health, University of California, Irvine, USA.
9: Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
10: Swansea University Medical School, Swansea University, Swansea, UK.
11: The McPin Foundation, London, UK.
12: Independent, Cambridge, UK.
13: Department of Occupational Health, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
14: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, University College London, London, UK.
15: Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
16: UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, UK.
17: Population Health Research Institute, St George's University of London, London, UK.
18: Anthropology Faculty, Emory University, Atlanta, USA.
19: School of Psychological Science, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.
20: Katherine Cowan Consulting Ltd, St Leonards-on-Sea, UK.
21: Academy of Medical Sciences, London, UK. Electronic address:
22: Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK; NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at the Maudsley, Maudsley Hospital, London, UK.
23: Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; Department of Research and Development, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK.

Associated clinical trials:

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Exercise Study (COPE) | NCT04400279

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