Study finds one third of COVID-19 survivors suffer subsequent mental health or neurological conditions

Experts at The Conversation discuss the findings of a large study on the longerterm impacts of COVID-19 in over 230,000 COVID-19 survivors. Six months after their initial COVID-19 infection, one third of post-COVID-19 patients had received at least one new neurological or psychiatric diagnosis. Specific conditions included anxiety or depressive disorders, substance use, nerve disorders, memory loss, and insomnia. While risks were greatest for patients whose COVID-19 was severe, longer-term impacts were also present among patients with less severe or even asymptomatic COVID-19. Even once acute COVID-19 infections are under control, the chronic impacts of the disease will present substantial clinical needs. #covid-19 #mentalhealth

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