Scientists red-flag huge mental illness risk in Covid-19 patients

One in five are likely to develop illness, while those with existing mental health issues are at higher risk of contracting the virus

10 November 2020 - 20:18 By Kate Kelland

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 are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder within 90 days.

Anxiety, depression and insomnia were most common among recovered patients in the study and the researchers also found significantly higher risks of dementia...

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