Study – One in Five COVID-19 Patients Develop Mental Illness Within 90 Days

Study – One in Five COVID-19 Patients Develop Mental Illness Within 90 Days


Many COVID-19 survivors are likely to be at greater risk of developing mental illness, psychiatrists said, after a large study found 20% of those infected with the coronavirus are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder within 90 days. Anxiety, depression and insomnia were most common among recovered COVID-19 patients in the study who developed mental health problems. The researchers from Britain’s Oxford University also found significantly higher risks of dementia, a brain impairment condition.

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