Isolation during lockdown is exacerbating psychosis in some patients, a consultant psychiatrist at a leading mental-health trust warns.
Steve Church said the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust had now had to shift its focus to crisis management.
He leads the psychosis recovery team, one of the trust's five teams helping patients struggling with their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. Some have had to move homes to isolate and many no longer visit the clinic.
Dr Church, who has been working in the field for almost three decades, said: "In normal times, and we're not