1 in 3 COVID-19 Patients Have Psychiatric Problems in 6 Months After Recovery

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From UPI: “More than one-third of people in the United States who survive COVID-19 develop a psychiatric or neurological condition related to the virus within six months of infection, an analysis published Tuesday by The Lancet found.

Among those with a psychiatric disorder related to the virus, anxiety was the most common, at 17% of patients, while 14% suffered from depression, the data showed.

Seven percent of patients who experienced neurological complications had a stroke while in intensive care and 2% were diagnosed with dementia within six months of becoming infected.

These diagnoses were more common in COVID-19 patients than in those with flu or respiratory tract infections over the same time period, suggesting a specific impact of the coronavirus on mental and brain health, researchers said.”

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