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  • Lancet: Study shows 1 in 5 COVID-19 patients develop mental illness within 90 days - anxiety, depression and insomnia were most common

    Written By: Kate Kelland / Reuters
    Nov 10th 2020 - 9am.

    LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) — Many COVID-19 survivors are likely to be at greater risk of developing mental illness, psychiatrists said on Monday, 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.

    "People have been worried that COVID-19 survivors will be at greater risk of mental health problems, and our findings... show this to be likely," said Paul Harrison, a professor of psychiatry at Oxford.

    https://www.inforum.com/newsmd/coron...within-90-days
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    Link to the study:

    Bidirectional associations between COVID-19 and psychiatric disorder: retrospective cohort studies of 62 354 COVID-19 cases in the USA

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/l...462-4/fulltext


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