COVID Patients at Risk for Mental Illness
According to a recent study published in The Lancet, one in five COVID patients is diagnosed with a mental illness such as anxiety, depression, or insomnia within 90 days of their COVID diagnosis. This is a higher rate than patients who contract similar respiratory illnesses, such as the flu.
The data is preliminary, and although the rates are significant, no conclusions can be drawn from them yet. The most commonly diagnosed mental illness for COVID patients is anxiety.
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